“The Immediate Drill”
An unexpected emergency is when the physical condition of the patient obviously changes and you cannot explain why.
Many clinicians fear being faced with an unexpected emergency. The fear is that they will either freeze, panic or make mistakes. This is a natural response to the unexpected and it is easily overcome by using the immediate drill approach shown in the video below.
As you will see, the immediate drill is a set of actions taken by the whole team when faced with an unexpected emergency. It is designed to break the inertia of indecision, initiate the immediate general care of the patient and provide the clinician with the time needed to form a view as to what is happening and it shapes the team for further action.
Have a look and see.