Journal Article

Using an MET service to manage hemorrhage post-percutaneous liver biopsy.

Jones D; Bellomo R; Leong T.

This report from an Australian hospital with a well-developed medical emergency team (MET) describes the MET's intervention on two separate occasions for a patient with a hemorrhagic complication after a routine liver biopsy. The MET was initially called by the bedside nurse owing to abnormal vital signs, and subsequently by the surgical house officer because she was concerned about the patient. In this case, the MET conducted the initial resuscitation of the patient and was involved in coordinating care with multiple consulting physicians.