Summary Writer: Alexandra Bolger
Script Writer: Claudia Hurwitz
Editors: Luke Collett, Sam Orton
Interviewee: Luke Collett
Dr Luke Collett is an ICU Clinical Fellow at Royal North Shore Hospital. After separate diversions into Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases, he completed his ICU clinical training in 2016. Luke has recently returned from a fellowship year in Severe Respiratory Failure and ECMO at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London. He is a keen educator, trained simulation instructor and faculty on a number of courses. Luke has previously run the MET calls workshop at the NSW Pre-Intern Conference.
Rapid responses were initiated as a strategy to identify deteriorating patients and enact interventions before more serious deteriorations.In NSW the Between the Flags program for calling rapid responses has led to a reduction in cardiac arrests.
With Dr LukeCollett, Intensive Care Fellow, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Rapid responses were initiated as a strategy to identify deteriorating patients and enact interventions before more serious deteriorations. In NSW the Between the Flags program for calling rapid responses has led to a reduction in cardiac arrests.
Case 1 – It’s after-hours and you receive a rapid response for a 78 year old male, post-operative day zero neck of femur (NOF) fracture repair. He is back on the wards and his blood pressure is 85/60.
Case 2 – You get a call from the Urology ward,a patient is having a seizure.
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