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Leadership and teamwork in Medical Emergency Teams

MET call in Focus

This interprofessional learning through simulation resource package consists of two components: an audiovisual resource and a supporting facilitator manual. In order to optimise the learning opportunities from this package it is recommended that participants are firstly introduced to the concepts of interprofessional learning and human factors in health care.

The audiovisual resource consists of two scenarios, the first demonstrating sub-optimal performance of the healthcare team, with the second demonstrating more effective performance, improving the patient experience. The package has been created in a format to enable flexibility in its application depending of the educational setting.

Recommended format

  1. Facilitator guided discussion around the concepts of interprofessional learning and human factors in health care
  2. View scenario 1 of the audiovisual resource
  3. Facilitator guided discussion around the scenario specific learning competency areas (samples given within manual)
  4. View discussion with clinicians
  5. View scenario 2 of audiovisual resource
  6. Facilitator guided discussion, identifying and discussing the changes witnessed and how this resulted in an alternative outcome.

Scenario brief

A 78 year old man with a history of congestive heart failure is in hospital following an episode of acute pulmonary oedema. This has resolved but he has developed a left lower lobe lung infection. During physiotherapy he becomes increasingly breathless and develops chest pain. The enrolled nurse caring for the patient summons the Medical Emergency Team.

Learning competencies

The specific interprofessional learning competency areas for this scenario are:

  • Interprofessional communication
  • Client centred care
  • Leadership characteristics
  • Role clarification


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