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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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Have you M.E.T. the future of better patient safety?
Larson L. Trustee. September 2005;58:6-10.
Committed to Safety: Ten Case Studies on Reducing Harm to Patients.
McCarthy D, Blumenthal D. New York, NY: The Commonwealth Fund; April 2006.
SPECIAL OR THEME ISSUE
Patient Safety in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Frush KS, Hohenhaus SM, eds. Clin Ped Emerg Med. 2006;7:213-277.
Pediatric rapid response teams in the academic medical center.
Mistry KP, Turi J, Hueckel R, Mericle JM, Meliones JN. Clin Ped Emerg Med. 2006;7:241-247.
Eliminating preventable death at Ascension Health.
Tolchin S, Brush R, Lange P, Bates P, Garbo JJ. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007;33:145-154.
Teams quicken response in medical emergencies.
Srikameswaran A. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 17, 2005;Health section.
Nurse decision making in the prearrest period.
Gazarian PK, Henneman EA, Chandler GE. Clin Nurs Res. 2010;19:21-37.
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.
Rolling out the rapid response team.
Gallagher-Ford L, Fineout-Overholt E, Melnyk BM, Stillwell SB. Am J Nurs. 2011;111:42-47.
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.
A review of current and emerging approaches to address failure-to-rescue.
Taenzer AH, Pyke JB, McGrath SP. Anesthesiology. 2011;115:421-431.
Implementation of Condition Help: family teaching and evaluation of family understanding.
Hueckel RM, Mericle JM, Frush K, Martin PL, Champagne MT. J Nurs Care Qual. 2012;27:176-181.
Development of a modified early warning score using the electronic medical record.
Albert BL, Huesman L. Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2011;30:283-292.
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.
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.
Experience with family activation of rapid response teams.
Bogert S, Ferrell C, Rutledge DN. Medsurg Nurs. 2010;19:215-222.
Rethinking rapid response teams.
Litvak E, Pronovost PJ. JAMA. 2010;304:1375-1376.
Rapid response systems: from implementation to evidence base.
Sarani B, Scott S. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36:514-517.
Incidence and preventability of adverse events requiring intensive care admission: a systematic review.
Vlayen A, Verelst S, Bekkering GE, et al. J Eval Clin Pract. 2012;18:485-497.
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.
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