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Lisa M. Bellini, MD; February 2004
Housestaff evaluate and admit a severely ill patient with lupus, suspect a viral syndrome, and do not initiate antibiotics. Despite discovery of the correct diagnosis in the morning by the attending, the patient dies.
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St-Louis L, Brault D. Clin Nurse Spec. 2011;25:321-326.
This commentary describes a formal assessment, consultation, and follow-up initiative led by a clinical nurse specialist to improve patient transfer from the intensive care unit (ICU) to medical wards.
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Impact of an intensivist-led multidisciplinary extended rapid response team on hospital-wide cardiopulmonary arrests and mortality.
Al-Qahtani S, Al-Dorzi HM, Tamim HM, et al. Crit Care Med. 2013;41:506-517.
This Saudi Arabian study describes a rapid response team implementation consisting of an intensive care physician, critical care nurse, and respiratory therapist. Over a 3-year period, the introduction of the team was associated with fewer cardiopulmonary arrests and improved hospital mortality.