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Rapid response teams

2018 01 Jun

This article reviews the RRT system concept and provides an update on the current state of such systems, their challenges, their performance, the evidence supporting their usefulness and their evolution. Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) are the key components of Rapid Response Systems. RRT-based rescue systems were developed in response to... Read more

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Developing new approaches to patient safety

2018 16 Mar

International Society for Rapid Response Systems joins with the Patient Safety Congress in 2018 The International Society for Rapid Response Systems joins with the Patient Safety Congress in July 2018 to develop new approaches to managing patients at risk of deterioration. Identification and treatment of deteriorating hospital patients is a major... Read more

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Code events: intensivist presence linked to better outcomes

2018 21 Feb

To better support the highest function of the Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) adult code and rapid response teams, a team leadership role was created for a faculty intensivist in order to integrate and improve processes of care delivery, documentation, and decision-making. The introduction of the intensivist's role has the potential to improve patient... Read more

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Benchmarking Rapid Response Teams

2016 30 Sep

1 in 4 patients on general wards in hospital who trigger a Rapid Response Team intervention require admission to an intensive care unit, according to the analysis of 1188 patients from 51 centres in 5 countries, published in Resuscitation . Jonathan Bannard-Smith and colleagues, on behalf of the Medical Emergency Teams: Hospital Outcomes in a Day... Read more

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6 Ways to Improve Medical Emergency Team Performance

2016 14 Jun

When Medical Emergency Teams (METs) or Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) are called to respond to a rapidly deteriorating patient by definition they need to perform under pressure. Effective teamwork is vital. Australian researchers describe 6 habits that can optimise teamwork in such situations, in an article published in Australian Critical Care .... Read more

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End-of-Life Decisions in the ICU Impact Nurses, Doctors

2016 07 Jun

End-of-life decision making in the ICU can impact not only the families of patients, but also doctors, nurses and hospital rapid response teams. Effect on Doctors and Nurses A literature review published in Australian Critical Care by Liz Flannery and colleagues from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney, Australia,... Read more