Rapid Response Teams: The Registrars’ Perspective

Back in July, ANZICS held the 2014 Safety and Quality Conference: ‘The role of intensive care with Rapid Response Teams’ in Melbourne. I was lucky enough to be invited to speak about the perspective of ICU registrars on rapid response teams.

Here is what I came up with:

The key references mentioned are listed below. Unfortunately, the ‘Super Good Fun MET Call Survey’ is unlikely to ever be published…

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  • Jacques T, Harrison GA, McLaws ML. Attitudes towards and evaluation of medical emergency teams: a survey of trainees in intensive care medicine. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2008 Jan;36(1):90-5. PubMed PMID: 18326139.
  • ANZICS-CORE MET dose Investigators, Jones D, Drennan K, Hart GK, Bellomo R, Web SA. Rapid Response Team composition, resourcing and calling criteria in Australia. Resuscitation. 2012 May;83(5):563-7. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2011.10.023. Epub 2011 Nov 6. PubMed PMID: 22067975.


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