In 2012 we ran the 10th Anniversary Measuring & Reducing Avoidable Adverse Events Conference, out of which grew the concept for the upcoming Managing the Deteriorating Patient Conference, which will be held next month at the Hilton on the Park in Melbourne. Here you will find 3 papers presented at the Adverse Events Conference which focus on the management of patients in deterioration.
Dr Daryl Jones of Austin Hospital discusses the role of METs in identifying and responding to clinical deterioration.
Dr Peter Morley presents Royal Melbourne Hospital as a case study to demonstrate appropriate response to patients in deterioration.
Dr Bill Shearer of Southern Health discusses changing the culture within a hospital to improve the management of a deteriorating patient.