M A DeVita
Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
- Introduction to the rapid response systems seriesMichael A DeVita
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:359-60. 2006
- Medical emergency teams: deciphering clues to crises in hospitalsMichael 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...
- The death watch: certifying death using cardiac criteriaM 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...
- Effectiveness of the Medical Emergency Team: the importance of doseDaryl 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...
- Donors after cardiac death: validation of identification criteria (DVIC) study for predictors of rapid deathM 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...
- Findings of the first consensus conference on medical emergency teamsMichael 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...
- Use of medical emergency team (MET) responses to detect medical errorsR 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...
- Failure to rescue: a literature reviewAndrea 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...
- Assessing and monitoring override medications in automated dispensing devicesJoanne 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...
- Use of medical emergency team responses to reduce hospital cardiopulmonary arrestsM 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...
- Improving medical emergency team (MET) performance using a novel curriculum and a computerized human patient simulatorM 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...
- Use of a standardized protocol to decrease medication errors and adverse events related to sliding scale insulinA 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...
- Training on newly deceased patientsMichael A DeVita
Surgery 135:566. 2004
- 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...
- Mature rapid response system and potentially avoidable cardiopulmonary arrests in hospitalSanjay 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)...
- Impact of patient monitoring on the diurnal pattern of medical emergency team activationSanjay 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...
- Non-heartbeating organ donation: a reviewChristine 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...
- New aspects on critical care medicine trainingAke Grenvik
Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
Curr Opin Crit Care 10:233-7. 2004....
- Improving the utilization of medical crisis teams (Condition C) at an urban tertiary care hospitalMohamed 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...
- Defining the incidence of cardiorespiratory instability in patients in step-down units using an electronic integrated monitoring systemMarilyn 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...
- Teaching palliative care to critical care medicine traineesMichael 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...
- Simulation and the prognosis for the apprenticeship model of health care educationMichael A DeVita
J Intensive Care Med 22:310-1. 2007
- Rapid response systems: Is it the team or the system that is working?Michael A DeVita
Crit Care Med 35:2218-9. 2007
- Improving medical crisis team performanceMichael 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
- Rapid response systems: is yet another before-and-after trial needed?Michael A DeVita
Pediatr Crit Care Med 8:297-8. 2007
- 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
- Committee for Oversight of Research Involving the Dead (CORID): insights from the first yearLaurel L Yasko
Office of Clinical Research, Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Camb Q Healthc Ethics 13:327-37. 2004
- Current controversies in critical care ethics: not just end of lifeMichael A DeVita
Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
Crit Care Med 31:S343. 2003
- Medical emergency teams: a strategy for improving patient care and nursing work environmentsSanjay 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...
- Research involving the newly dead: an institutional responseMichael 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