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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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.
Conscious sedation on a general ward: the MET and clinical governance.
Warrillow S, Bellomo R, Jones D. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007;33:112-117.
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.
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.
Rapid response systems: should we still question their implementation?
Winters BD, Pronovost PJ. J Hosp Med. 2013;8:278-281.
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.
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.
To Err Is Human—But Don't Expect to Get Paid For It.
ASQ Quarterly Quality Report. Milwaukee, WI: American Society of Quality; October 2008.
Early warning systems: the next level of rapid response.
Duncan KD, McMullan C, Mills BM. Nursing. 2012;42:38-44.
Medical emergency team calls in the radiology department: patient characteristics and outcomes.
Ott LK, Pinsky MR, Hoffman LA, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012 Mar 2; [Epup ahead of print].
The growth of rapid response systems.
Steel AC, Reynolds SF. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008;34:489-495.
Improving rapid response systems: progress, issues, and future directions.
Øvretveit J, Suffoletto J. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007;33:512-519.
Have you M.E.T. the future of better patient safety?
Larson L. Trustee. September 2005;58:6-10.
Supporting involved health care professionals (second victims) following an adverse health event: a literature review.
Seys D, Scott S, Wu A, et al. Int J Nurs Stud. 2013;50:678-687.
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.
Rapid response systems: a prospective study of response times.
Adelstein BA, Piza MA, Nayyar V, Mudaliar Y, Klineberg PL, Rubin G. J Crit Care. 2011;26:635.e11-635.e18.
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 team in a rural hospital.
Brown S, Anderson MA, Hill PD. Clin Nurse Spec. 2012;26:95-102.
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.
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.
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