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Cardiac arrest team

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term593891
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/09/2015
Definition:Help on this termA team, led by trained medical officers, designated to respond to calls for assistance following the cardiac arrest of a hospital patient.
Context:Help on this termAdmitted patient care.

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The goal of the cardiac arrest team is to provide a rapid effective response to a patient's cardiac arrest. This usually involves the 4 steps of basic life support as a first response, selection and dosage of the first drug administered, sequence and dose of subsequent administered drugs, and finally use of defibrillation, synchronised cardioversion, and/or pacing at the correct strength or rate.

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

See also Medical emergency team 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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