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Medical emergency team

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term584962
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/09/2015
Definition:Help on this termA 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:Help on this termAdmitted patient care

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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).

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care/Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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See also Cardiac arrest team Health, Standard 04/09/2015

See also Intensive care liaison nurses Health, Standard 04/09/2015

See also Rapid response team Health, Standard 04/09/2015

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Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response team type, code N Health, Standard 04/09/2015

Hospital rapid response calls cluster Health, Standard 04/09/2015

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