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Journal Article
Commentary

Development of rapid response capabilities in a large COVID-19 alternate care site using Failure Modes and Effect Analysis with in situ simulation.

Levy N, Zucco L, Ehrlichman RJ, et al. Anesthesiology. 2020;133(5):985-996.

This article describes the experience of one hospital in eastern Massachusetts implementing rapid response capabilities in an innovative, hybrid acute care-intensive care unit. Health system leadership used failure modes and effect analysis, process mapping, and on-site walkthroughs to identify potential hazards and opportunities for risk mitigation, as well as in situ simulation drills to facilitate team training.