What we do
Our team of specialist nurses provide care to any deteriorating adult
patients, who are being nursed on critical care wards or other areas of the hospital. They are also on hand to give support and advice to staff who are caring for deteriorating patients in order that they receive timely and appropriate treatment.
Our team aims to:
- To prevent further deterioration in patients where possible, and escalation to a higher level of care when needed by providing expert professional advice and skills in identifying patients at risk and initiating advanced treatment if necessary
- Act as a role model in achieving excellence in the care of critically ill patients regardless of location
- Provide education, training and development to staff – including tracheostomy training, NIV therapies and ALERT
- Avert admissions to the intensive care unit by identifying patients who are deteriorating and either helping to prevent admission or ensuring that admission to a critical care bed happens in a timely manner to ensure best outcome
- Enable discharges from critical care by supporting the continuing recovery of patients discharged to the ward
- Conduct ITC/ICU follow up clinics to patients who have been in these areas as patients for more than three days, to support their rehabilitation from critical illness.