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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Have you M.E.T. the future of better patient safety?
Larson L. Trustee. September 2005;58:6-10.
Findings of the first consensus conference on medical emergency teams.
Devita MA, Bellomo R, Hillman K, et al. Crit Care Med. 2006;34;2463-2478.
Rapid response team activation by patients can mitigate errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 1, 2006:1-2.
Saving lives: hospitals have signed on to a six-part plan to avoid a multitude of unnecessary deaths.
Comarow A. US News & World Report. July 18, 2005;139:74,76,79.
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.
Patients get power of fast response.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. September 1, 2009:D2.
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.
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.
Hospitals try to break a deadly 'code.'
Kowalczyk L. The Boston Globe. November 27, 2005:A1.
Empowering families in emergencies.
Spath PL. Hospital & Health Networks. February 20, 2007.
Rapid response systems: from implementation to evidence base.
Sarani B, Scott S. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36:514-517.
Evolution of a rapid response system from voluntary to mandatory activation.
Jones CM, Bleyer AJ, Petree B. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36:266-270.
Rethinking rapid response teams.
Litvak E, Pronovost PJ. JAMA. 2010;304:1375-1376.
Beware of basal opioid infusions with PCA therapy.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 12, 2009;14:1-3.
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.
Using an advanced practice nursing model for a rapid response team.
Benson L, Mitchell C, Link M, Carlson G, Fisher J. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008;34:743-747.
Rolling out the rapid response team.
Gallagher-Ford L, Fineout-Overholt E, Melnyk BM, Stillwell SB. Am J Nurs. 2011;111:42-47.
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.
Pittsburgh, PA: UPMC Shadyside Hospital; 2012.
Defining the incidence of cardiorespiratory instability in patients in step-down units using an electronic integrated monitoring system.
Hravnak M, Edwards L, Clontz A, Valenta C, DeVita MA, Pinsky MR. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168:1300-1308.
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