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DETECT process

The most common cause for adverse events is delay in response to documented deterioration. This summary of DETECT principles will help you recognise and respond earlier to clinical signs of deterioration*.

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*A Model for Predicting Adverse Events in the Inpatient Setting T Jacques, GA Harrison, M-L McLaws, G Kilborn Resuscitation 2006 69:175-183

DETECT Manual

Chap 1: When to worry (.pdf 765kB)

Chap 2: I can’t breathe (.pdf 766kB)

Chap 3: Warm hands, warm feet (.pdf 427kB)

Chap 4: The five causes of anuria (.pdf 335kB)

Chap 5: The confused patient (.pdf 257kB)