Development of "SWARM" as a model for high reliability, rapid problem solving, and institutional learning.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Rapid teamwork has been highlighted as a mechanism to enhance response to patient deterioration, assess incidents, improve team feedback, and support high reliability. This commentary discusses the development and implementation of the SWARM tool—a unit-based mechanism to rapidly analyze problems and develop solutions—in a pediatric intensive care unit. The authors detail the results of the initiative and provide materials to enable organizations to implement a similar program.