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Search results for "Rapid Response Team"
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- Rapid Response Team
Huff C. Trustee. 2011 May;64:13-16, 1.
This piece discusses rapid response teams and the differing opinions among health care providers regarding their effectiveness in improving patient safety.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. September 1, 2009:D2.
This column explains that some hospitals now afford patients and families the right to summon an immediate clinical response to a patient's worsening condition.
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.
Wang SS. Washington Post. September 4, 2007;Health section:1.
This article discusses the advent of rapid response teams and describes how several hospitals have empowered patients or their families to initiate them.
Dahlen GM, Benz BA. Healthc Exec. July-August 2006;21:28-32,34.
The authors list ten points for hospital executives to keep in mind when implementing a rapid response team initiative.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 1, 2006:1-2.
This article discusses one hospital's initiative to empower patients and their families to call for a rapid response team if they feel it is necessary.
Kowalczyk L. The Boston Globe. November 27, 2005:A1.
This article reports on the implementation of rapid response teams in Boston hospitals and the potential for reducing patient mortality.
Larson L. Trustee. September 2005;58:6-10.
This article recaps the origins of the medical emergency team (MET) concept, highlights current applications, and provides practical advice for implementation.
Srikameswaran A. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 17, 2005;Health section.
This article describes medical emergency teams and how they are being utilized in several hospitals.
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.
Meyers S. Trustee. January 2007;60:6-10.
This article shares safety and quality initiatives implemented by several health care organizations in conjunction with the 100K Lives Campaign goals.
Saving lives: hospitals have signed on to a six-part plan to avoid a multitude of unnecessary deaths.
Comarow A. US News & World Report. July 18, 2005;139:74,76,79.
This article, accompanying the widely read ranking of "America's Best Hospitals," describes the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 100,000 Lives Campaign. Focusing on the six practices promoted by the campaign, it reviews the progress to date, with a particular focus on two participating hospitals' (Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey and McLeod Regional Medical Center in South Carolina) experiences in implementing the practices.