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Medical emergency teams : [publication] : implementation and outcome measurement /

by DeVita, Michael A [edt]; Hillman, Kenneth [edt]; Bellomo, Rinaldo [edt].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Springer, 2006, cop. 2006Description: XX, 296 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780387279206; 0387279202.SAPHIR theme(s): Hôpitaux - Etablissements de soins et d'accueilMeSH subject(s): Emergency Service, Hospital | Patient Care Team | Safety Management | Disaster Planning | Outcome Assessment (Health Care) | Emergency Service, Hospital -- organization & administration | Patient Care Team -- organization & administration | Safety Management -- organization & administration | Disaster Planning -- organization & administrationPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: This book provides the necessary framework for healthcare professionals and administrators who want to incorporate the MET (Medical Emergency Team) concept in their own patient safety and quality improvement programs. It addresses the problem of patient safety and quality of care; the logistics of creating a MET (resource allocation, process design, workflow, and training); the implementation of a MET (organizational issues, challenges); and the evaluation of program results. […]The book is based on successful MET models that have resulted in reduced in-hospital cardiac arrest and overall hospital death rates […] [Ed.] [Contents - Extract ] Section I : METS and patient safety. - Section II : Creating a METS system. 9. Potential sociological and political barriers to medical emergency team implementation. 10. Overview of various MET models. 12. Nurse-led medical emergency teams: a recipe for success in community hospitals. 13. ICU [intensive care units] without walls : a New York City model. 14. Hospital size and the feasibility of the MET. Etc. - Section III: Measuring outcomes. 25. Are medical emergency teams worth the cost?
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This book provides the necessary framework for healthcare professionals and administrators who want to incorporate the MET (Medical Emergency Team) concept in their own patient safety and quality improvement programs. It addresses the problem of patient safety and quality of care; the logistics of creating a MET (resource allocation, process design, workflow, and training); the implementation of a MET (organizational issues, challenges); and the evaluation of program results. […]The book is based on successful MET models that have resulted in reduced in-hospital cardiac arrest and overall hospital death rates […] [Ed.] [Contents - Extract ] Section I : METS and patient safety. - Section II : Creating a METS system. 9. Potential sociological and political barriers to medical emergency team implementation. 10. Overview of various MET models. 12. Nurse-led medical emergency teams: a recipe for success in community hospitals. 13. ICU [intensive care units] without walls : a New York City model. 14. Hospital size and the feasibility of the MET. Etc. - Section III: Measuring outcomes. 25. Are medical emergency teams worth the cost?