New Medanets User Group: Medical Emergency Team (MET)

Central Finland Central Hospital is the first one to utilize the Medanets application for Medical Emergency Team documentation.

The Medical Emergency Team (MET) is alerted to the scene whenever a patient’s condition deteriorates while away from the intensive care and monitoring unit. The criteria for raising the alarm at Central Finland Central Hospital are determined by utilising the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) scoring system. The NEWS system helps to detect clinical deterioration by changes in the physiological measured values.

The NEWS scoring at Central Finland Central Hospital is performed via the Medanets application, whereby the score calculation is automated and instructions for action are displayed to the care staff immediately. Central Finland Central Hospital is the first hospital to introduce the Medanets application to the MET.

Assessing The Patients Condition

Through the application, the MET records its initial assessment of the patient’s condition (the airways, respiration and pulse, level of consciousness, and external injuries or haemorrhages). Depending on the urgency of the treatment, a decision is made as to whether the patient will be treated according to the initial assessment or whether there is time for a more accurate medical evaluation. Based on this decision, the necessary procedures are performed on the patient. However, an accurate evaluation of the patient’s condition should be performed once the acutest situation is over.

After the performed procedures, the patient’s NEWS score is recalculated, evaluating the progress of the patient’s condition.

Entries made during this whole treatment process are saved directly into the patient data via the mobile solution without anyone having to record them separately by computer. Previously, risk scoring and MET entries were recorded less often due to documentation challenges. More than 30 MET entries are made for every patient, whereupon manual data transfers take time.

Without an appropriate record, performing patient treatment and monitoring becomes more difficult.

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