Physical deterioration in an acute mental health unit: A quantitative retrospective analysis of medical emergencies.

@article{Porter2018PhysicalDI,
  title={Physical deterioration in an acute mental health unit: A quantitative retrospective analysis of medical emergencies.},
  author={Joanne E. Porter and Robyn Cant and Karen Lee Missen and Anita Raymond and Anne Churchill},
  journal={International journal of mental health nursing},
  year={2018},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={
          1364-1370
        }
}
Nursing management of physical deterioration of patients within acute mental health settings is observed, recorded, and actively managed with the use of standardized Adult Deterioration Detection System (ADDS) charts. Patient deterioration may require the urgent assistance of a hospital rapid response or Medical Emergency Team. A five-and-a-half-year (2011-2016) audit of hospital-wide Medical Emergency Team attendances was conducted in an acute mental health unit of a single large 250 bed… CONTINUE READING
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