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<p>Patients admitted to hospital feel confident that should their health deteriorate, they are in the best, safest place for prompt and efficient treatment. So, knowing the patient’s history and diagnosis is useful in helping you make informed decisions about the patient’s ongoing care (Smith 2003). Response to the deteriorating/ critically ill patient should be locally agreed upon within each hospital (NICE 2007) and will most likely include a process for assessing the deteriorating patient. But, if there is any concern that the patient is critically ill and deteriorating to a possible cardiac arrest, then a cardiac arrest call should be </p>