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Journal Article > Review
The impact of implementation of family-initiated escalation of care for the deteriorating patient in hospital: a systematic review.
Gill FJ, Leslie GD, Marshall AP. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2016;13:303-313.
Rapid response teams (RRTs) are a widely implemented safety intervention with a growing body of literature supporting their effectiveness. At some hospitals, families can activate the RRT if they are concerned. This systematic review identified successful implementation strategies for family-activated RRTs, but researchers found no clear evidence that this approach improves patient outcomes.
Journal Article > Study
The effect of a staged, emergency department specific rapid response system on reporting of clinical deterioration.
Considine J, Rawet J, Currey J. Australas Emerg Nurs J. 2015;18:218-226.
Rapid response systems, though controversial, have been widely implemented in acute care settings, but not emergency departments. In this pre-post study, rapid response implementation in an emergency department was associated with improved recognition of clinical deterioration, but investigators were not able to detect changes in patient outcomes. With these results, the data on rapid response systems remains inconclusive and suggests the need for more robust post-implementation data on effectiveness and costs.
Journal Article > Commentary
Recommended guidelines for monitoring, reporting, and conducting research on medical emergency team, outreach, and rapid response systems: an Utstein-style scientific statement.
Peberdy MA, Cretikos M, Abella BS, et al; International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation; American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee; Council on Cardiopulmonary, Perioperative, and Critical Care; Interdisciplinary Working Group on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research. Circulation. 2007;116:2481-2500.
This consensus statement provides recommendations for collection of standardized data to optimize rapid response team efforts, in order to improve the outcomes of patients whose condition acutely deteriorates while they are hospitalized.
Tools/Toolkit > Measurement Tool/Indicator
National Registry of CPR.
These forms provide standardized mechanisms for collecting data on the effectiveness of medical emergency teams.
ASQ Quarterly Quality Report. Milwaukee, WI: American Society of Quality; October 2008.
This report describes strategies for health care institutions to prevent never events, based on results of a 2008 survey of quality professionals.