This is the second book about RETTS, which provides an overview and insight into the sometimes difficult conditions and challenges of emergency care. RETTS decision support system is used successfully during the primary assessment of patients seeking emergency care in Sweden, Norway and Nepal. Almost 40 million patients have been “rettsed” in emergency rooms and ambulances in the Nordics since 2005. The method is safe, cheap and easy to use and contributes to its user in providing safer and more accurate emergency care. For the healthcare professional it is important to locate the most acutely ill patients as well as the patients with the least acuity. RETTS Online provides the individual user and its organisation a common language in assessments that might reduce variations between assessments.
RETTS was first implemented in 2005, which might give the impression that it is an old system or tool. But like a samurai sword, RETTS is built with a hard and logical core in several layers based on extensive knowledge and experience. RETTS has been developed, validated and sharpened by the organization behind it, as well as its users, in order to maintain its quality and value in an optimal way.
RETTS Online places demands on the healthcare facility and its capacity, but also on its organisation and competence. Author: Bengt Widgren, MD, PhD