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Journal Article

Critical incidents involving the medical emergency team: a 5-year retrospective assessment for healthcare improvement.

Danielis M, Destrebecq A, Terzoni S, et al. Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2021;40(3):186-191.

While the effectiveness of medical emergency teams (MET) has been widely researched, critical incidents that occur during the response have not received the same attention. This retrospective study analyzed critical incidents that occurred during MET responses over a five-year period. They mainly occurred due to lack of compliance with protocols and lack of available supplies. Educational and organizational strategies may be effective in reducing critical events during MET.