Medical Emergency Teams: Implementation and Outcome Measurement / Edition 1

Medical Emergency Teams: Implementation and Outcome Measurement / Edition 1

by Michael A. DeVita
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387279202

ISBN-13: 9780387279206

Pub. Date: 12/08/2005

Publisher: Springer New York

Written by the world's leading innovators in the development of medical emergency teams, this book provides the necessary framework for healthcare professionals and administrators who want to incorporate this concept into their own patient safety and quality improvement programs. Topics covered include controversies and challenges in patient safety, description of

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Overview

Written by the world's leading innovators in the development of medical emergency teams, this book provides the necessary framework for healthcare professionals and administrators who want to incorporate this concept into their own patient safety and quality improvement programs. Topics covered include controversies and challenges in patient safety, description of various MET models, guidelines for implementing a successful program, and instruction on how to measure outcomes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387279206
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
12/08/2005
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Hospital patient safety.- Patient safety: top-down or bottom-up?.- Why the current system fails.- Quality of critical care before ICU admission.- Changing nature of modern hospitals.- Acute medicine as a specialty.- Potential impact of trainees on outcome.- Matching level of illness with level of care.- The MET system: what is a MET?.- MET-type systems.- Critical care outreach teams.- Designing patient safety into graduate medical education.- Hospital size & location and MET feasibility.- METs as a QI tool: finding and correcting errors that matter.- Nursing perspectives.- General principles of implementing METs.- Organizational issues.- Equipment.- Personnel.- Overcoming political hurdles.- Obtaining financial support.- METs in teaching hospitals.- Teaching organized crisis teams using human simulators.- Pediatric METs.- Principles of evaluating systems.- Outcome and process measurements/metrics.- Return on investment: are METs worth the cost?

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