Hospital staff are urged to act on signs of patient deterioration

Sprinks, Jennifer
June 2012
Nursing Standard;6/6/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 40, p11
Trade Publication
Clinicians are failing to recognise and act on vital warning signs that indicate a cardiac arrest may be imminent, researchers who conducted a national inquiry have warned.


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