A series of fact sheets have been developed to support healthcare facilities to introduce observation and response charts.

A series of fact sheets about recognising and responding to physiological deterioration have been developed for mental health services. These provide guidance and information about implementing the systems that need to be in place in order to meet NSQHS Standard 9: Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration in Acute Health Care.

Fact sheet 1 (PDF 262 KB) provides an overview of recognition and response systems

Fact sheet 2 (PDF 126 KB) provides information about the operational considerations of implementing a recognition and response system

Fact sheet 3 (PDF 227 KB) provides guidance about communicating about physiological deterioration

Fact sheet 4 (PDF 308 KB) provides some strategies for engaging mental health clinicians in the implementation of recognition and response systems.

In a series of ‘tips from the real world’ fact sheets, people in a variety of roles share their experiences of implementing different aspects and different models of recognition and response systems.

A number of other fact sheets provide information about specific aspects of implementing recognition and response systems.