Clinical Escalation of Acute Physiological Deterioration including Medical Emergency Response Policy

Name/Title

Clinical Escalation of Acute Physiological Deterioration including Medical Emergency Response Policy (PDF)

Document ID

TS4KSNFPVEZQ-89-5313

Current from

29/01/2018

Coverage

WACHS

Policy Type

Policy

Summary

This policy addresses the requirements for early recognition of acute physiological deterioration and clinical escalation, including Medical Emergency Response (MER) for adult, maternity, newborn and paediatric patients, inclusive of mental health inpatients and aged care residents within WACHS healthcare facilities. Where a MER is required outside the health campus, ambulance assistance is to be sought by dialling 000 (WACHS staff may be first responders).

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