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The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.

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Braaten JS, deGunst G, Bilys K. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015;41:421-427.
This report of a quality improvement project to increase use of the rapid response team resulted in more frequent rapid response activation and a nonsignificant decrease in the number of code blue events occurring outside the intensive care unit. This intervention demonstrated staff behavior change, but its effect on patient outcomes remains unclear, adding to the mixed evidence about rapid response systems.
Braaten JS. Am J Nurs. 2015;115:22-32; test 33; 47.
Using case stories and direct quotes from frontline nurses, this study explores the barriers to appropriately activating rapid response teams. For example, the nurses in this study suggested that calling a rapid response is felt to only be justifiable in extreme situations rather than beforehand, which severely limits the potential effectiveness of this intervention.