Medical emergency team
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
|Definition:||A team, usually consisting of specially trained medical practitioners and specialist nurses, which possesses the required skills and equipment to provide a patient with immediate on-site stabilisation and management, and to start discussions on appropriate limitations to medical intervention if indicated (for example, implementation of a 'Do not attempt to resuscitate' or 'Not for resuscitation' order).|
|Context:||Admitted patient care|
Collection and usage attributes
The goal of the Medical Emergency Team (MET) is early recognition and response to change in a patient’s condition, and to prevent further deterioration and to decide if enhanced levels of care are appropriate (for example, in the high-dependency or intensive care units).
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care/Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
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Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response team type, code N
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