Nurses' attitudes to a medical emergency team service in a teaching hospital.

@article{Jones2006NursesAT,
  title={Nurses' attitudes to a medical emergency team service in a teaching hospital.},
  author={Daryl A. Jones and Ian Baldwin and Tammie McIntyre and David Story and Inga Mercer and A Miglic and Donna Goldsmith and Rinaldo Bellomo},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={427-32}
}
BACKGROUND Cultural barriers including allegiance to traditional models of ward care and fear of criticism may restrict use of a medical emergency team (MET) service, particularly by nursing staff. A 1-year preparation and education programme was undertaken before implementing the MET at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. During the 4 years after introduction of the MET, the programme has continued to inform staff of the benefits of the MET and to overcome barriers restricting its use… CONTINUE READING