Table 1

 Personnel staffing medical emergency team (MET) responses

ACLS = Advanced Cardiac Life Support; ICU = intensive care unit.
ICU physicianTeam leaderDirect ACLS team efforts, medical decision making
ICU nurseRun medication/equipment cartPrepare medications, equipment, defibrillator for delivery to patient
ICU nurseRecorderCoordinate data flow: record events, labs sent, obtain results, other data as required
Floor nurseBedside nursingDeliver medications, obtain vital signs, verify IV function
Anesthesia or critical careAirway managerAssure oxygenation and ventilation
Respiratory careAirway assistantOxygen supply, suction, respiratory equipment
PhysicianChest compressionsAssess circulation, deliver chest compressions
PhysicianProcedure physicianPerform required procedures: obtain arterial blood for analysis, thoracostomy, central venous access