Rapid Response Team

Thomas, Kim; Force, Mary VanOyen; Rasmussen, Debbie; Dodd, Dee; Whildin, Susan
February 2007
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p20
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the implementation of rapid response teams in U.S. hospitals, encouraged by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in its 100,000 Lives Campaign. The fundamental problems leading to rescue failure are identified. The article describes the challenges involved in establishing a rapid response team. The health benefits a rapid response team can have on patient care are discussed. INSET: Case Study.


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