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|If my health deteriorates, I know I will receive the health care I need in a timely way.
Intention of this standard
Healthcare services have systems in place to recognise and respond to serious deterioration in patients and escalate health care appropriately.
Recognising serious deterioration or distress and escalating care
3.31—Healthcare providers use the healthcare service’s processes to:
- Recognise deterioration in a patient’s physical, mental or cognitive health
- Respond to a patient within their scope of clinical practice and call for emergency assistance
- Notify a patient’s other relevant healthcare providers, carers or family when their health care is escalated