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Rapid Response Systems
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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... Read Full Glossary Entry >
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SPECIAL OR THEME ISSUE
Patient Safety in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Frush KS, Hohenhaus SM, eds. Clin Ped Emerg Med. 2006;7:213-277.
BOOK/REPORT
Committed to Safety: Ten Case Studies on Reducing Harm to Patients.
McCarthy D, Blumenthal D. New York, NY: The Commonwealth Fund; April 2006.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Have you M.E.T. the future of better patient safety?
Larson L. Trustee. September 2005;58:6-10.
STUDY
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.
COMMENTARY
Rolling out the rapid response team.
Gallagher-Ford L, Fineout-Overholt E, Melnyk BM, Stillwell SB. Am J Nurs. 2011;111:42-47.
STUDY
Nurse decision making in the prearrest period.
Gazarian PK, Henneman EA, Chandler GE. Clin Nurs Res. 2010;19:21-37.
COMMENTARY
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.
REVIEW
A review of current and emerging approaches to address failure-to-rescue.
Taenzer AH, Pyke JB, McGrath SP. Anesthesiology. 2011;115:421-431.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Teams quicken response in medical emergencies.
Srikameswaran A. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 17, 2005;Health section.
STUDY
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.
STUDY
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.
STUDY
Differences in outcomes between ICU attending and senior resident physician led medical emergency team responses.
Morris DS, Schweickert W, Holena D, et al. Resuscitation. 2012;83:1434-1437.
COMMENTARY
A pediatric medical emergency team manages a complex child with hypoxia and a worried parent.
Shilkofski NA, Hunt EA. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007;33:236-241.
STUDY
Rapid response teams: qualitative analysis of their effectiveness.
Leach LS, Mayo AM. Am J Crit Care. 2013;22:198-210.
REVIEW
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.
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Effects of rapid response systems on clinical outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Ranji SR, Auerbach AD, Hurd CJ, O'Rourke K, Shojania KG. J Hosp Med. 2007;2:422-432.
STUDY
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.
STUDY
The effect of a rapid response team on major clinical outcome measures in a community hospital.
Dacey MJ, Mirza ER, Wilcox V, et al. Crit Care Med. 2007;35:2076-2082.
COMMENTARY
Implementing a rapid response team: a practical guide.
Garretson S, Dip HE, Rauzi MB. Nursing. 2008;38:56cc1-56cc3.  
COMMENTARY
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.
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