- Six year audit of cardiac arrests and medical emergency team calls in an Australian outer metropolitan teaching hospital
Intensive Care Unit, Dandenong Hospital, PO Box 478, Dandenong, VIC 3175, Australia
BMJ 335:1210-2. 2007
..In our hospital an important problem was failure to call the medical emergency team or cardiac arrest team when, before in-hospital cardiac arrest, patients had fulfilled the criteria for calling the team...
- Effects of a medical emergency team on reduction of incidence of and mortality from unexpected cardiac arrests in hospital: preliminary study
Michael D Buist
Department of Intensive Care, Dandenong Hospital, Dandenong, VIC 3175, Australia
BMJ 324:387-90. 2002
..To determine whether earlier clinical intervention by a medical emergency team prompted by clinical instability in a patient could reduce the incidence of and mortality from unexpected cardiac arrest in hospital...
- Treatment of comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with induced hypothermia
Stephen A Bernard
Intensive Care Unit, Dandenong Hospital, Dandenong, Australia
N Engl J Med 346:557-63. 2002
..In a randomized, controlled trial, we compared the effects of moderate hypothermia and normothermia in patients who remained unconscious after resuscitation from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest...
- Timing and interventions of emergency teams during the MERIT study
Intensive Care Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, University of Adelaide, Australia
Resuscitation 81:25-30. 2010
..To examine interventions and timing of emergency team calls in hospitals with or without a medical emergency team (MET)...
- Association between clinically abnormal observations and subsequent in-hospital mortality: a prospective study
Department of Intensive Care, Dandenong Hospital, P O Box 478, Dandenong, VIC 3175, Australia
Resuscitation 62:137-41. 2004
..The aim of this study was to determine the predictive value of selected abnormal clinical observations in a ward population for subsequent in-hospital mortality...
- Induced hypothermia using large volume, ice-cold intravenous fluid in comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a preliminary report
The Intensive Care Unit, Dandenong Hospital, David St, Victoria 3175, Dandenong, Australia
Resuscitation 56:9-13. 2003
- Findings of the first consensus conference on medical emergency teams
Michael A DeVita
Departments of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
Crit Care Med 34:2463-78. 2006
..Studies show that an RRS may improve outcome, but questions remain regarding the benefit, design elements, and advisability of implementing a MET system...
- The rapid response team paradox: why doesn't anyone call for help?
Crit Care Med 36:634-6. 2008