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Reducing in-hospital cardiac arrests and hospital mortality by introducing a medical emergency team.
Konrad D, Jäderling G, Bell M, Granath F, Ekbom A, Martling CR. Intensive Care Med. 2010;36:100-106.
Rapid response systems function within a variety of structures, but they ultimately remain a mechanism to manage a clinically deteriorating patient. This prospective study demonstrated that implementation of an intensivist physician and nurse–based team led to improvements in cardiac arrest rates and adjusted hospital mortality.
Perspectives on Safety > Interview
Nursing and Patient Safety , July-August 2005
Barbara A. Blakeney, MS, RN, is President of the 150,000-member American Nurses Association (ANA). A nurse practitioner and expert in public health practice, policy, and primary care, Ms. Blakeney is on leave from the Boston Public Health Commission, where she has been director of health care services for the homeless. She is the recipient of numerous awards and has been named to Modern Healthcare Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in health care for the past 3 years.