Call the experts: Supporting ward nurses and saving lives
Lynne Pearce Freelance health journalist
At London’s University College Hospital a highly successful nurse-led outreach team brings the best care to deteriorating patients wherever they are in the hospital. The impact of the critical care outreach role has been enormous since its introduction to the UK in 2000
For many ward nurses, seeing a patient begin to deteriorate can be extremely worrying and stressful. In most hospitals support comes from the expert nurses who work in critical care outreach teams.
Nursing Standard. 33, 1, 72-74. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.1.72.s20