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The impact of the medical emergency team on the resuscitation practice of critical care nurses.

Santiano N, Young L, Baramy LS, et al. The impact of the medical emergency team on the resuscitation practice of critical care nurses. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20(2):115-20. doi:10.1136/bmjqs.2008.029876.

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February 23, 2011
Santiano N, Young L, Baramy LS, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20(2):115-20.

This study found that medical emergency team (MET) nurses spent more than half their time engaged in ongoing assessment and re-evaluation of risk. However, only 4% of their time was spent establishing patient acuity, the primary focus of METs, suggesting the need for training to support these functions.

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Santiano N, Young L, Baramy LS, et al. The impact of the medical emergency team on the resuscitation practice of critical care nurses. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20(2):115-20. doi:10.1136/bmjqs.2008.029876.