ICU trainee perception of end of life care provided during medical emergency team activation events.
Hannah J Rotherham, Daryl A Jones, Jeffrey J Presneill
Internal Medicine Journal | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Hospital Medical Emergency Team (MET) activation events involving end of life care (EOLC) are common. The issues faced by medical staff attending these events are incompletely described. METHODS: We conducted an anonymous, voluntary, internet-based survey of registered trainees of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand in May 2019. The participants eligible were those trainees working in an adult intensive care unit in Victoria, Australia during the study period. The main outcome measures were self-reported levels of confidence, barriers to communication, frequency of conflict and distress, senior support, supervision and access to training. RESULTS: ..View full abstract