1. Recognition and Management of the Deteriorating Patient

  1. Philip Jevon RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE,
  2. Beverley Ewens RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE and
  3. Jagtar Singh Pooni BSc(Hons), MRCP(UK), FRCA
  1. Philip Jevon,
  2. Beverley Ewens and
  3. Jagtar Singh Pooni

Published Online: 31 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702932.ch1

Monitoring the Critically III Patient

Monitoring the Critically III Patient

How to Cite

Jevon, P., Ewens, B. and Pooni, J. S. (2012) Recognition and Management of the Deteriorating Patient, in Monitoring the Critically III Patient (eds P. Jevon, B. Ewens and J. S. Pooni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702932.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337471

Online ISBN: 9781118702932

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Keywords:

  • Cardiopulmonary arrest;
  • Clinical signs of deterioration;
  • Critical care outreach teams (CCOTs);
  • Early warning scoring (EWS) system;
  • High dependency units (HDU);
  • In-hospital adverse events;
  • Intensive care units (ICU);
  • Medical emergency teams (MET);
  • Suboptimal critical care;
  • Track and trigger systems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Prevention of In-Hospital Adverse Events

  • Clinical Signs of Deterioration

  • Track-and-Trigger Systems

  • Early Warning Scoring Systems

  • Role of Rapid Response Teams: Outreach and Medical Emergency Teams

  • Clinical Handover

  • Classification and Provision of Critical Care

  • Training Healthcare Staff

  • Conclusion

  • References