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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Delayed medical emergency team calls and associated outcomes.
Boniatti MM, Azzolini N, Viana MV, et al. Crit Care Med. 2013 Aug 28; [Epub ahead of print].
Early warning systems: the next level of rapid response.
Duncan KD, McMullan C, Mills BM. Nursing. 2012;42:38-44.
Impact of rapid response system implementation on critical deterioration events in children.
Bonafide CP, Localio AR, Roberts KE, Nadkarni VM, Weirich CM, Keren R. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Nov 11; [Epub ahead of print].
Have you M.E.T. the future of better patient safety?
Larson L. Trustee. September 2005;58:6-10.
Sustained effectiveness of a primary-team-based rapid response system.
Howell MD, Ngo L, Folcarelli P, et al. Crit Care Med. 2012;40:2562-2568.
Using crew resource management and a 'read-and-do checklist' to reduce failure-to-rescue events on a step-down unit.
Young-Xu Y, Fore AM, Metcalf A, Payne K, Neily J, Sculli GL. Am J Nurs. 2013;113:51-57.
Defining impact of a rapid response team: qualitative study with nurses, physicians and hospital administrators.
Benin AL, Borgstrom CP, Jenq GY, Roumanis SA, Horwitz LI. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012;21:391-398.
Developing a medical emergency team running sheet to improve clinical handoff and documentation.
Mardegan K, Heland M, Whitelock T, Millar R, Jones D. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39:570-575.
Rapid response teams: qualitative analysis of their effectiveness.
Leach LS, Mayo AM. Am J Crit Care. 2013;22:198-210.
Rapid response systems as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review.
Winters BD, Weaver SJ, Pfoh ER, Yang T, Pham JC, Dy SM. Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(5 Part 2):417-425.
What stops hospital clinical staff from following protocols? An analysis of the incidence and factors behind the failure of bedside clinical staff to activate the rapid response system in a multi-campus Australian metropolitan healthcare service.
Shearer B, Marshall S, Buist MD, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012;21:569-575.
Rapid response teams and failure to rescue: one community's experience.
Hammer JA, Jones TL, Brown SA. J Nurs Care Qual. 2012;27:352-358.
Rapid response team in a rural hospital.
Brown S, Anderson MA, Hill PD. Clin Nurse Spec. 2012;26:95-102.
Differences in outcomes between ICU attending and senior resident physician led medical emergency team responses.
Morris DS, Schweickert W, Holena D, et al. Resuscitation. 2012;83:1434-1437.
Triggers for emergency team activation: a multicenter assessment.
Chen J, Bellomo R, Hillman K, Flabouris A, Finfer S; the MERIT Study Investigators for the Simpson Centre and the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group. J Crit Care. 2010;25:359.e1-359.e7.
Developing and evaluating a trigger response system.
Cherry K, Martinek J, Esleck S, Ivory A, Logan R, Ward J. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:331-338.
Improving sepsis care through systems change: the impact of a medical emergency team.
Sarani B, Brenner SR, Gabel B, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008;34:179-182.
Impact of proactive rounding by a rapid response team on patient outcomes at an academic medical center.
Butcher BW, Vittinghoff E, Maselli J, Auerbach AD. J Hosp Med. 2013;8:7-12.
Vital sign abnormalities, rapid response, and adverse outcomes in hospitalized patients.
Fagan K, Sabel A, Mehler PS, MacKenzie TD. Am J Med Qual. 2012;27:480-486.
Incidence and preventability of adverse events requiring intensive care admission: a systematic review.
Vlayen A, Verelst S, Bekkering GE, et al. J Eval Clin Pract. 2012;18:485-497.
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