Implementation of a Rapid Response Team: A Success Story

Scott, Susan S.; Elliott, Sheila
June 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2009, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p66
Academic Journal
The article describes the implementation of a rapid response team (RRT) at the Baystate Medical Center. The planning, implementation, and evaluation processes are discussed. Preparation for the implementation is discussed, including staff meetings to familiarize critical care nurses with protocols. The pilot study and outcomes are examined. Modifications to the implementation which addressed RRT nursing coverage and unit staffing are also discussed.


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