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Rapid Response Team
PATIENT SAFETY PRIMERS
Rapid Response Systems
Rapid Response Team:
Rapid response teams represent an intuitively simple concept: when a patient demonstrates signs of imminent clinical deterioration, a team of providers is summoned to the bedside to immediately assess and treat the patient with the goal of preventing adverse clinical outcomes...
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Nurses' perceptions of simulation-based interprofessional training program for rapid response and code blue events.
Wehbe-Janek H, Lenzmeier CR, Ogden PE, et al. J Nurs Care Qual. 2012;27:43-50.
How RNs rescue patients: a qualitative study of RNs' perceived involvement in rapid response teams.
Leach LS, Mayo A, O'Rourke M. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:e13.
Development of a modified early warning score using the electronic medical record.
Albert BL, Huesman L. Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2011;30:283-292.
Clinical nurse specialists as leaders in rapid response.
Jenkins SD, Lindsey PL. Clin Nurse Spec. 2010;24:24-30.
Nurses' perceptions of how rapid response teams affect the nurse, team, and system.
Williams DJ, Newman A, Jones C, Woodard B. J Nurs Care Qual. 2011;26:265-272.
Rapid response teams seen through the eyes of the nurse.
Shapiro SE, Donaldson NE, Scott MB. Am J Nurs. 2010;110:28-34.
Rapid response systems: from implementation to evidence base.
Sarani B, Scott S. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36:514-517.
The impact of the medical emergency team on the resuscitation practice of critical care nurses.
Santiano N, Young L, Baramy LS, et al; Clinical Analysis Group. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20:115-120.
The role of the non-ICU staff nurse on a medical emergency team: perceptions and understanding.
Pusateri ME, Prior MM, Kiely SC. Am J Nurs. 2011;111:22-29.
Literature review: do rapid response systems reduce the incidence of major adverse events in the deteriorating ward patient?
Massey D, Aitken LM, Chaboyer W. J Clin Nurs. 2010;19:3260-3273.
Using an advanced practice nursing model for a rapid response team.
Benson L, Mitchell C, Link M, Carlson G, Fisher J. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008;34:743-747.
Nurse decision making in the prearrest period.
Gazarian PK, Henneman EA, Chandler GE. Clin Nurs Res. 2010;19:21-37.
Leading successful rapid response teams: a multisite implementation evaluation.
Donaldson N, Shapiro S, Scott M, Foley M, Spetz J. J Nurs Adm. 2009;39:176-181.
Intrahospital transport to the radiology department: risk for adverse events, nursing surveillance, utilization of a MET and practice implications.
Ott LK, Hoffman LA, Hravnak M. J Radiol Nurs. 2011;30:49-52.
Implementation of a rapid response team: a success story.
Scott SS, Elliott S. Crit Care Nurse. 2009;29:66-75.
Medical emergency teams: a strategy for improving patient care and nursing work environments.
Galhotra S, Scholle CC, Dew MA, Mininni NC, Clermont G, DeVita MA. J Adv Nurs. 2006;55:180-187.
Implementing a rapid response team: a practical guide.
Garretson S, Dip HE, Rauzi MB. Nursing. 2008;38:56cc1-56cc3.
Evolution of a rapid response system from voluntary to mandatory activation.
Jones CM, Bleyer AJ, Petree B. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36:266-270.
Developing a medical emergency team running sheet to improve clinical handoff and documentation.
Mardegan K, Heland M, Whitelock T, Millar R, Jones D. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39:570-575.
Medical emergency team implementation: experiences of a mentor hospital.
Jamieson E, Ferrell C, Rutledge DN. Medsurg Nurs. 2008;17:312-316, 323.
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