The first time I called ITU I had such a hard time that it made me reluctant to call again. Now, as an ITU reg, I know that my referral was a bit pants. But at the time I was very junior, panicking, and unsure how to get help for my the sick patient in front of me.
I would never want anyone to be unable to get the help they need for a sick or deteriorating patient. So here are my top 10 tips on how to get help, and how to refer to critical care.