Rapid Response Team
PATIENT SAFETY PRIMERS
Rapid Response Systems
Rapid Response Team:
Rapid response teams represent an intuitively simple concept: when a patient demonstrates signs of imminent clinical deterioration, a team of providers is summoned to the bedside to immediately assess and treat the patient with the goal of preventing adverse clinical outcomes...
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Reduction in hospital mortality over time in a hospital without a pediatric medical emergency team: limitations of before-and-after study designs.
Joffe AR, Anton NR, Burkholder SC. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165:419-423.
Attitudes and barriers to a medical emergency team system at a tertiary paediatric hospital.
Azzopardi P, Kinney S, Moulden A, Tibballs J. Resuscitation. 2011;82:167-174.
A 5-year analysis of rapid response system activation at an in-hospital haemodialysis unit.
Galhotra S, Devita MA, Dew MA, Simmons RL. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:e38.
Changing cardiac arrest and hospital mortality rates through a medical emergency team takes time and constant review.
Santamaria J, Tobin A, Holmes J. Crit Care Med. 2010;38:445-450.
Epidemiology and patient outcome after medical emergency team calls triggered by atrial fibrillation.
Schneider A, Calzavacca P, Jones D, Bellomo R. Resuscitation. 2011;82:410-414.
Four years' experience with a hospitalist-led medical emergency team: an interrupted time series.
Rothberg MB, Belforti R, Fitzgerald J, Friderici J, Keyes M. J Hosp Med. 2012;7:98-103.
A prospective controlled trial of the effect of a multi-faceted intervention on early recognition and intervention in deteriorating hospital patients.
Mitchell IA, McKay H, Van Leuvan C, et al. Resuscitation. 2010;81:658-666.
Uncovering system errors using a rapid response team: cross-coverage caught in the crossfire.
Kaplan LJ, Maerz LL, Schuster K, et al. J Trauma. 2009;67:173-179.
An implementation strategy for a multicenter pediatric rapid response system in Ontario.
Lobos A, Costello J, Gilleland J, Gaiteiro R, Kotsakis A; The Ontario Pediatric Critical Care Response Team Collaborative. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36:271-280.
A survey of nurses' beliefs about the medical emergency team system in a Canadian tertiary hospital.
Bagshaw SM, Mondor EE, Scouten C, et al; Capital Health Medical Emergency Team Investigators. Am J Crit Care. 2010;19:74-83.
Retrospective review of emergency response activations during a 13-year period at a tertiary care children's hospital.
Wang GS, Erwin N, Zuk J, Henry DB, Dobyns EL. J Hosp Med. 2011;6:131-135.
The relationship between early emergency team calls and serious adverse events.
Chen J, Bellomo R, Flabouris A, Hillman K, Finfer S; MERIT Study Investigators for the Simpson Centre and ANZICS Clinical Trials Group. Crit Care Med. 2009;37:148-153.
Rapid response teams: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Chan PS, Jain R, Nallmothu BK, Berg RA, Sasson C. Arch Intern Med. 2010;170:18-26.
Hospital-wide code rates and mortality before and after implementation of a rapid response team.
Chan PS, Khalid A, Longmore LS, Berg RA, Kosiborod M, Spertus JA. JAMA. 2008;300:2506-2513.
Rapid response teams and continuous quality improvement.
Dailey MS, Durkin S, Gulczynski B, Kearney M, Loeb B, Pouliot J. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. Nov/Dec 2009;6:28-31.
The effect of medical emergency teams on patient outcome: a review of the literature.
Laurens NH, Dwyer TA. Int J Nurs Pract. 2010;16:533-544.
Obstetric medical emergency teams are a step forward in maternal safety!
Al Kadri HM. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2010;3:337-341.
Unplanned transfers to a medical intensive care unit: causes and relationship to preventable errors in care.
Bapoje SR, Gaudiani JL, Narayanan V, Albert RK. J Hosp Med. 2011;6:68-72.
Have you M.E.T. the future of better patient safety?
Larson L. Trustee. September 2005;58:6-10.
Understanding how rapid response systems may improve safety for the acutely ill patient: learning from the frontline.
Mackintosh N, Rainey H, Sandall J. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012;22:135-144.
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