M A DeVita

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The death watch: certifying death using cardiac criteria
    M A DeVita
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Prog Transplant 11:58-66. 2001
  2. pmc Medical emergency teams: deciphering clues to crises in hospitals
    Michael DeVita
    Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Crit Care 9:325-6. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Introduction to the rapid response systems series
    Michael A DeVita
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:359-60. 2006
  4. pmc Effectiveness of the Medical Emergency Team: the importance of dose
    Daryl Jones
    Department of Intensive Care, Austin Hospital, Studley Road, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
    Crit Care 13:313. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Donors after cardiac death: validation of identification criteria (DVIC) study for predictors of rapid death
    M A DeVita
    University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Am J Transplant 8:432-41. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint 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
  7. pmc Use of medical emergency team (MET) responses to detect medical errors
    R S Braithwaite
    200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:255-9. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Failure to rescue: a literature review
    Andrea Schmid
    Patient Care Services, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA
    J Nurs Adm 37:188-98. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Assessing and monitoring override medications in automated dispensing devices
    Joanne G Kowiatek
    Medication Safety, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:309-17. 2006
  10. pmc Use of medical emergency team responses to reduce hospital cardiopulmonary arrests
    M A DeVita
    200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:251-4. 2004

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Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint The death watch: certifying death using cardiac criteria
    M A DeVita
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Prog Transplant 11:58-66. 2001
    ..Diagnosis of death should be based on the context in which it occurs because the medical means available determine what is irreversible...
  2. pmc Medical emergency teams: deciphering clues to crises in hospitals
    Michael DeVita
    Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Crit Care 9:325-6. 2005
    ..Hospitals in the future must develop methodologies to find more reliably patients who are in crisis, and then respond to them swiftly and effectively to prevent unnecessary deaths...
  3. ncbi request reprint Introduction to the rapid response systems series
    Michael A DeVita
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:359-60. 2006
  4. pmc Effectiveness of the Medical Emergency Team: the importance of dose
    Daryl Jones
    Department of Intensive Care, Austin Hospital, Studley Road, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
    Crit Care 13:313. 2009
    ..The majority of studies reporting improved patient outcome in association with the introduction of an RRT involve a MET, suggesting that inclusion of a physician in the team is an important determinant of its effectiveness...
  5. doi request reprint Donors after cardiac death: validation of identification criteria (DVIC) study for predictors of rapid death
    M A DeVita
    University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Am J Transplant 8:432-41. 2008
    ..Patients with no criteria might be excluded from consideration for DCD. Those with more than one criterion are reasonable candidates, while those with a single criterion should be considered if a 50% failure rate for DCD is acceptable...
  6. ncbi request reprint 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...
  7. pmc Use of medical emergency team (MET) responses to detect medical errors
    R S Braithwaite
    200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:255-9. 2004
    ..No previous studies have investigated whether medical emergency team (MET) responses can be used to detect medical errors...
  8. ncbi request reprint Failure to rescue: a literature review
    Andrea Schmid
    Patient Care Services, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA
    J Nurs Adm 37:188-98. 2007
    ..Research regarding the relationship between failure to rescue and registered nurse staffing as well as research examining the potential to reduce failure-to-rescue events will be explored...
  9. ncbi request reprint Assessing and monitoring override medications in automated dispensing devices
    Joanne G Kowiatek
    Medication Safety, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:309-17. 2006
    ..The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics assessed the safety of the automated dispensing device (ADD) override process to reduce the number of override medications stored in the ADD...
  10. pmc Use of medical emergency team responses to reduce hospital cardiopulmonary arrests
    M A DeVita
    200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:251-4. 2004
    ..Medical emergency team (MET) responses have been implemented to reduce inpatient mortality, but data on their efficacy are sparse and there have been no reports to date from US hospitals...
  11. pmc Improving medical emergency team (MET) performance using a novel curriculum and a computerized human patient simulator
    M A DeVita
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 14:326-31. 2005
    ..We report findings of a crisis team training course that is focused on organization...
  12. pmc Use of a standardized protocol to decrease medication errors and adverse events related to sliding scale insulin
    A C Donihi
    University of Pittsburgh, 302 Scaife Hall, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:89-91. 2006
    ..Sliding scale insulin (SSI) is frequently used for inpatient management of hyperglycemia and is associated with a large number of medication errors and adverse events including hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia...
  13. ncbi request reprint Training on newly deceased patients
    Michael A DeVita
    Surgery 135:566. 2004
  14. ncbi request reprint Caring for organs or for patients? Ethical concerns about the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (2006)
    Michael A DeVita
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:876-9. 2007
    ..A long-term and important ethical precept must stand: Care of dying patients takes precedence over organs. Another laudable goal must be promoted as well: Organ donation is an important part of end-of-life care...
  15. pmc Mature rapid response system and potentially avoidable cardiopulmonary arrests in hospital
    Sanjay Galhotra
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:260-5. 2007
    ..To study the incidence, outcome and potentially avoidable causes of inpatient cardiopulmonary arrests in a hospital with a "mature" rapid response system (RRS)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Impact of patient monitoring on the diurnal pattern of medical emergency team activation
    Sanjay Galhotra
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:1700-6. 2006
    ..To study the impact of time of day, day of week and level of patient monitoring on medical emergency team (MET) activation...
  17. ncbi request reprint Non-heartbeating organ donation: a review
    Christine A Zawistowski
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    J Intensive Care Med 18:189-97. 2003
    ..Outcomes of organs obtained from NHB cadavers are comparable to those obtained from heartbeating donors. The practice of NHBOD is increasing and has proven that it can contribute to increasing organ availability...
  18. ncbi request reprint New aspects on critical care medicine training
    Ake Grenvik
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 10:233-7. 2004
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  19. ncbi request reprint Improving the utilization of medical crisis teams (Condition C) at an urban tertiary care hospital
    Mohamed I Foraida
    University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Crit Care 18:87-94. 2003
    ..We aimed to increase the utilization of our medical crisis response team (Condition C) to impact this source of mortality...
  20. pmc Defining the incidence of cardiorespiratory instability in patients in step-down units using an electronic integrated monitoring system
    Marilyn Hravnak
    School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 336 Victoria Bldg, 3500 Victoria St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1300-8. 2008
    ..We undertook this study to characterize respiratory status in an SDU population, to define features of cardiorespiratory instability, and to evaluate an IMS index value that should trigger medical emergency team (MET) activation...
  21. ncbi request reprint Teaching palliative care to critical care medicine trainees
    Michael A DeVita
    Departments of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:1257-62. 2003
    ..Few fellowship programs have developed a curriculum designed to teach palliative care precepts to trainees. We describe our 2-yr experience in teaching palliative care to multidisciplinary critical care medicine fellows...
  22. ncbi request reprint Simulation and the prognosis for the apprenticeship model of health care education
    Michael A DeVita
    J Intensive Care Med 22:310-1. 2007
  23. ncbi request reprint Rapid response systems: Is it the team or the system that is working?
    Michael A DeVita
    Crit Care Med 35:2218-9. 2007
  24. ncbi request reprint Improving medical crisis team performance
    Michael A DeVita
    Peter Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research, The Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:S61-5. 2004
  25. ncbi request reprint Rapid response systems: is yet another before-and-after trial needed?
    Michael A DeVita
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 8:297-8. 2007
  26. ncbi request reprint The case of rapid response systems: are randomized clinical trials the right methodology to evaluate systems of care?
    Michael A DeVita
    Crit Care Med 35:1413-4. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint Committee for Oversight of Research Involving the Dead (CORID): insights from the first year
    Laurel L Yasko
    Office of Clinical Research, Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Camb Q Healthc Ethics 13:327-37. 2004
  28. ncbi request reprint Current controversies in critical care ethics: not just end of life
    Michael A DeVita
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:S343. 2003
  29. ncbi request reprint Medical emergency teams: a strategy for improving patient care and nursing work environments
    Sanjay Galhotra
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Adv Nurs 55:180-7. 2006
    ..This paper reports a study of nurses' perceptions about medical emergency teams and their impact on patient care and the nursing work environment...
  30. ncbi request reprint Research involving the newly dead: an institutional response
    Michael A DeVita
    School of Medicine and Center for Bioethics and Health Care Law, University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Presbyterian University Hospital, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:S385-90. 2003