Critical care outreach team

Clinical nurse specialists

  • Ellen Dunthorne 
  • Helen Street

The critical care outreach service is a nurse-led team that provides outreach cover 12 hours a day, every day. 

The team aims:

  • to avert ICU admissions by reviewing all patients leaving ITU or cardiac recovery. It uses the NEWS track-and-trigger system to highlight deteriorating patients
  • to facilitate ICU discharges, by providing follow-up and services such as satellite haemofiltration
  • to share critical care skills with teaching, study days and support

Core elements:

  • Patient track and trigger
  • Rapid response
  • Education, training and support
  • Patient safety and clinical governance
  • Audit and evaluation; continuing quality care
  • Enhancing service delivery

Services provided:

  • Satellite haemofiltration
  • Cardiac arrest team members
  • Bladder scanning
  • Education/training

Contact details

Ellen Dunthorne
Email: e.dunthorne@rbht.nhs.uk 

Helen Street 
Email: h.street@rbht.nhs.uk 

Telephone: 01895 823737 ext. 5273 or Bleep 6229