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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164309
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Rapid Response Team: Do You Have Yours?
Author(s):
Bixby, Marcia; Santarelli, Tracey
Author Details:
Marcia Bixby, MS, RN, CS, CCRN, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Tracey Santarelli, MS, RN, CCRN, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Abstract:
Purpose: 1. Understand the impact of Rapid Response Teams on patient outcomes. 2. Recognize the clinical expertise nurses must demonstrate to be part of this team. Significance: Utilization of rapid response teams provides advanced and critical care skills to patients in every bed of the institution at any given time. Having the clinical experts who can prevent "failure to rescue" has proven to prevent emergency situations. Design/Background/Rationale: Our institution initiated the clinical resource nurse (CRN) role in 1996 to provide just-in-time support to nurses in managing difficult patient situations in all hospital environments. The ability to provide support to the nurses during emergent or critical situations allows for improved patient care delivery until the situation resolves or the patient is transferred to a critical care unit. Methods/Description: The CRN is deployed by the nursing supervisor who triages calls for assistance. Deployment is prioritized based on patient acuity and the availability of CRN coverage, as well as what is happening in the rest of the institution. These experts might be asked to provide conscious sedation, to manage a critically ill patient on the floor until an ICU bed is available, to provide support to staff who are overwhelmed with patient care issues, or to assist unit nurses during patient transport to off-unit arenas. This role requires a critical care nurse who demonstrates strong clinical judgment, is very flexible, and has excellent interpersonal skills. Findings/Outcomes: The ability to provide critical care experts to support patients and staff during a crisis situation improves patient outcomes by providing a higher level of nursing care when needed. Initiation of this role has decreased overtime costs, has provided staff support during high acuity situations, and has assisted in maintaining patient throughput across all areas of the institution. Conclusions: The role of the CRN is recognized by nursing and physician staff as the clinical experts to assist with patient care during emergent situations as well as mentor nurses and physicians in providing evidence-based, policy-driven practice.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRapid Response Team: Do You Have Yours?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBixby, Marciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSantarelli, Traceyen_US
dc.author.detailsMarcia Bixby, MS, RN, CS, CCRN, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Tracey Santarelli, MS, RN, CCRN, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Amherst, Massachusetts, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164309-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: 1. Understand the impact of Rapid Response Teams on patient outcomes. 2. Recognize the clinical expertise nurses must demonstrate to be part of this team. Significance: Utilization of rapid response teams provides advanced and critical care skills to patients in every bed of the institution at any given time. Having the clinical experts who can prevent "failure to rescue" has proven to prevent emergency situations. Design/Background/Rationale: Our institution initiated the clinical resource nurse (CRN) role in 1996 to provide just-in-time support to nurses in managing difficult patient situations in all hospital environments. The ability to provide support to the nurses during emergent or critical situations allows for improved patient care delivery until the situation resolves or the patient is transferred to a critical care unit. Methods/Description: The CRN is deployed by the nursing supervisor who triages calls for assistance. Deployment is prioritized based on patient acuity and the availability of CRN coverage, as well as what is happening in the rest of the institution. These experts might be asked to provide conscious sedation, to manage a critically ill patient on the floor until an ICU bed is available, to provide support to staff who are overwhelmed with patient care issues, or to assist unit nurses during patient transport to off-unit arenas. This role requires a critical care nurse who demonstrates strong clinical judgment, is very flexible, and has excellent interpersonal skills. Findings/Outcomes: The ability to provide critical care experts to support patients and staff during a crisis situation improves patient outcomes by providing a higher level of nursing care when needed. Initiation of this role has decreased overtime costs, has provided staff support during high acuity situations, and has assisted in maintaining patient throughput across all areas of the institution. Conclusions: The role of the CRN is recognized by nursing and physician staff as the clinical experts to assist with patient care during emergent situations as well as mentor nurses and physicians in providing evidence-based, policy-driven practice.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:45:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:45:59Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heightsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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