Category Administration
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Rapid Response Systems

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.
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Clinical Governance

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.”
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Are you Satisficed?

Review these chest radiographs of an ICU patient with respiratory deterioration. What has been missed? What cognitive bias contributed to the error?
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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.

We don’t need no FOAM Curriculum

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…

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ICU Outreach

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’