Deteriorating Patient Initiative Cuts Cardiac Arrests by a Third
By Steve Ford, Nursing Times.net
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.