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    Medical Emergency Team (MET)

Gracie Square Hospital  
420 East 76th Street   
New York , NY 10021  

info@nygsh.org  







The goal of the Medical Emergency Team (MET) is early recognition and response to change in a patientís condition. The MET consists of:

1) House Medical Doctor
2) Nursing Supervisor
3) Registered Nurse responsible for patient

The criteria for activating (MET) for additional assistance to respond to a change in the patientís condition or perception of change by staff, patient or family are as follows:

1) Staff member, visitor or patient concerned or worried about patient
2) Chest pain
3) Change in heart rate (less than 40 or greater than 130)
4) Change in systolic blood pressure (BP) (less than 90mm Hg)
5) Change in respiratory rate (less than 8 or greater than 24) or threatened airway
6) Change in mental status
7) Significant bleed
8) New, repeated, or prolonged seizures
9) Failure to respond to treatment for an acute problem/symptom


In order to activate MET the patientís nurse calls the operator to page House Medical Doctor and Nursing Supervisor for Medical Emergency Team call (MET). All MET calls are to be documented on the MET documentation tool.

Upon arriving at a patient bedside the role of the MET team is to do the following:

1) Assess the patient
2) Stabilize the patient
3) Assist with communication among different care providers
4) Educate and support the staff caring for the patient
5) Assist with transferring the patient to a high level of care












For further information Contact Us at Gracie Square Hospital
212-988-4400 or Email Us at info@nygsh.org


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