National Consensus Statement: Essential elements for recognising and responding to acute physiological deterioration (third edition)
The Consensus Statement describes eight essential elements for prompt and reliable recognition of, and response to, physiological deterioration of patients in acute healthcare facilities in Australia.
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The Consensus Statement focuses on ensuring that a clinical safety net is in place for patients whose condition is acutely deteriorating, and outlines the organisational supports that are needed to provide this safety net. It applies to all patients in all settings where acute health care is provided.