Deteriorating Patient Initiative Cuts Cardiac Arrests by a Third

By Steve Ford, Nursing

The introduction of a team of senior nurses and doctors trained to give emergency aid when a patient unexpectedly deteriorates has seen cardiac arrest calls slashed at a North West hospital.

The multidisciplinary medical emergency team (MET) is available 24 hours a day at Aintree University Hospitals Foundation Trust.

It is now advising on plans to introduce a similar team at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals Trust.


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