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Search results for "Rapid Response Team"
Journal Article > Study
Dailey MS, Durkin S, Gulczynski B, Kearney M, Loeb B, Pouliot J. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. Nov/Dec 2009;6:28-31.
This study discusses how analysis of rapid response team calls identified a recurrent pattern of medication errors, and describes the steps taken to prevent such errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 12, 2009;14:1-3.
This article provides screening, dosing, and monitoring recommendations for using basal opioid infusions and patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) in patients at risk for developing respiratory depression.
Partnering with families and patient advocates: another line of defense in adverse event surveillance.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. August 1, 2019;24.
Having family members or patient advocates present during hospitalizations can help prevent errors. This newsletter article suggests that utilizing this risk prevention strategy in peripheral care areas such as radiology and other testing units could also prevent patient harm. Recommendations to ensure success of this approach include communicating with advocates, encouraging them to speak up, and activating a rapid response to patient deterioration.
Journal Article > Commentary
Cooper BE. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2007;64:694, 697-698.
The author describes one hospital's use of pharmacists as part of the rapid response team (RRT) and the pharmacists' perceptions of their effect on medication delivery decisions when the RRT was deployed.