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Elkridge, MD: Maryland Patient Safety Center.
This Web site presents numerous tools and materials to help hospitals encourage patients and families to participate in activating rapid response teams.
Implementation of Condition Help: family teaching and evaluation of family understanding.
Hueckel RM, Mericle JM, Frush K, Martin PL, Champagne MT. J Nurs Care Qual. 2012;27:176-181.
Experience with family activation of rapid response teams.
Bogert S, Ferrell C, Rutledge DN. Medsurg Nurs. 2010;19:215-222.
Developing and evaluating the success of a family activated medical emergency team: a quality improvement report.
Brady PW, Zix J, Brilli R, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24:203-211.
Physician attitudes toward family-activated medical emergency teams for hospitalized children.
Paciotti B, Roberts KE, Tibbetts KM, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40:187-192.
Preventing sentinel events caused by family members.
Wall Y, Kautz DD. Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2011;30:25-27.
Rapid response systems: from implementation to evidence base.
Sarani B, Scott S. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36:514-517.
Family alert: implementing direct family activation of a pediatric rapid response team.
Ray EM, Smith R, Massie S, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:575-580.
Patient Engagement and Safety
The impact of implementation of family-initiated escalation of care for the deteriorating patient in hospital: a systematic review.
Gill FJ, Leslie GD, Marshall AP. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2016;13:303-313.
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.
Development of a pragmatic measure for evaluating and optimizing rapid response systems.
Bonafide CP, Roberts KE, Priestley MA, et al. Pediatrics. 2012;129:e874-e881.
Pittsburgh, PA: UPMC Shadyside Hospital; 2012.
Parents can detect, contribute to, or be affected by critical events during a child’s hospitalization.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 16, 2011;16:1-3.
Medical mystery: alcoholism didn’t cause man’s diabetes and cirrhosis.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. June 13, 2011:E1.
Engaging Minority Communities in Safer Healthcare.
Kurz M, Tobin WN. Chestnut Hill, MA: Medically Induced Trauma Support Services Inc.; 2011.
Patient safety: a consumer's perspective.
Hovey RB, Dvorak ML, Burton T, et al. Qual Health Res. 2011;21:662-672.
Tampa, FL: Sepsis Alliance; 2010.
Healthcare 411. The Patient Perspective.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. September 29, 2010.
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; 2010.
Family-centered rounds on pediatric wards: a PRIS network survey of US and Canadian hospitalists.
Mittal VS, Sigrest T, Ottolini MC, et al. Pediatrics. 2010;126:37-43.
An implementation strategy for a multicenter pediatric rapid response system in Ontario.
Lobos A, Costello J, Gilleland J, Gaiteiro R, Kotsakis A;The Ontario Pediatric Critical Care Response Team Collaborative. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36:271-280.
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.
Effectiveness of interventions designed to promote patient involvement to enhance safety: a systematic review.
Hall J, Peat M, Birks Y, Golder S; on behalf of the PIPS Group. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:e10.
Rapid response systems in adult academic medical centers.
Wood KA, Ranji SR, Ide B, Dracup K. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:475-482.
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.
PSNET: Patient Safety Network
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