In Australia, a Rapid Response System (RRS) is a hospital-wide system to recognise and respond to the deteriorating patient is a requirement as set out in Standard 9 of the National Safety and Quality Healthcare Standards.
Clinical governance is “a framework through which organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish.”
The unexpected collides with 4 hour rule in the natural laboratory for error that is the emergency department… Act II and epilogue
Review these chest radiographs of an ICU patient with respiratory deterioration. What has been missed? What cognitive bias contributed to the error?
The unexpected collides with 4 hour rule in the natural laboratory for error that is the emergency department... Act 1: The Existential Installment and Act 2: The Clinical Section...WITH a cliffhanger.
You are handed over a patient by a colleague (that's a 'handoff' to you Yanks)... He says he would usually send a patient like this home, but as the d-dimer is pending he suggests the patient should wait for the result.
The past few months have seen enthusiastic discussions of the need for a FOAM curriculum among users of free open access med(ical e)ducation. This topic was also in the spotlight at SMACC during the education plenary and the SMACC Q&A…
The emergency department is a busy, chaotic environment where lives are at risk and the needs of individual patients must be met and patient flow must be maintained
ICU Outreach, critical care outreach teams (CCOT), ICU liaison, intensive care. CCOT services were developed to meet the actual or potential needs of patients through critical care provision ‘without walls’
ICU Response to a Pandemic. A pandemic is a global outbreak of an infectious disease. This page uses influenza virus as an example
Equipment. Asses need; funding; purchase and implementation; education; asses benefits (audit, satisfaction, cost-benefit analysis)
In most of the world, critically ill patients are managed in closed ICUs, the closed vs open-model debate is primarily of interest in the USA