2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182981
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Implementation of a Rapid Response Team
Author(s):
Slock, Marla
Author Details:
Marla Slock, RN, BC, BSN, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois, USA, email: marla.slock@osfhealthcare.org
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: As a 500 bed medical center, we implemented a Rapid Response Team (RRT) program on January 17, 2005 to support the Culture of Safety. The overall goal was set to reduce the incidence of cardiac arrest outside the ICU and decrease overall mortality. The purpose of the rapid response team is to rescue patients before the patient's condition deteriorates to a cardiac arrest. The RRT is distinct from the "code" team. Our RRT consists of a crisis nurse and a respiratory therapist. Calling the RRT does not replace calling the physician. The RRT functions as a consultant, assisting with the assessment and management of the patient. The RRT has been well utilized by receiving 391 calls in the first year of implementation. There has been a downward trend in Blue Alerts outside the ICU since April 2005. Both nurses and physicians appreciate the concept of the team with comments like: "I think this team is an asset to the hospital & increases the quality of care we are able to give." "Having experts at bedside was very beneficial." "A good resource to have. Great job! Please keep RRT." The RRT has, also, expressed an increased sense of work satisfaction. Their perception is being able to mentor and support nursing at the bedside has made a difference. References: Bellomo, R., Goldsmith, D., Uchino, S., Buckmaster, J., Hart, G. K., Opdam, H., Silvester, W., Doolan, L., Gutteridge, G. (2003). A prospective before-and-after trial of a medical emergency team. MJA, 179, 283-287. Nurmi, J., Harjola, V.P., Nolan, J., Castren, M.,. (2005). Observations and warning signs prior to cardiac arrest. Should a medical emergency team intervene earlier? ACTA Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 49, 702-706. Stubbe CP., Davies RG., Williams E., Rutherford P., Gemmell L. Effects of introducing the modified Early Warning Score on clinical outcomes, cardio-pulmonary arrests and intensive car utilisation on acute medical admissions. Anaesthesia, 2003;58:775-803.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA
Description:
10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, 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.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImplementation of a Rapid Response Teamen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSlock, Marlaen_US
dc.author.detailsMarla Slock, RN, BC, BSN, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois, USA, email: marla.slock@osfhealthcare.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182981-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: As a 500 bed medical center, we implemented a Rapid Response Team (RRT) program on January 17, 2005 to support the Culture of Safety. The overall goal was set to reduce the incidence of cardiac arrest outside the ICU and decrease overall mortality. The purpose of the rapid response team is to rescue patients before the patient's condition deteriorates to a cardiac arrest. The RRT is distinct from the "code" team. Our RRT consists of a crisis nurse and a respiratory therapist. Calling the RRT does not replace calling the physician. The RRT functions as a consultant, assisting with the assessment and management of the patient. The RRT has been well utilized by receiving 391 calls in the first year of implementation. There has been a downward trend in Blue Alerts outside the ICU since April 2005. Both nurses and physicians appreciate the concept of the team with comments like: "I think this team is an asset to the hospital & increases the quality of care we are able to give." "Having experts at bedside was very beneficial." "A good resource to have. Great job! Please keep RRT." The RRT has, also, expressed an increased sense of work satisfaction. Their perception is being able to mentor and support nursing at the bedside has made a difference. References: Bellomo, R., Goldsmith, D., Uchino, S., Buckmaster, J., Hart, G. K., Opdam, H., Silvester, W., Doolan, L., Gutteridge, G. (2003). A prospective before-and-after trial of a medical emergency team. MJA, 179, 283-287. Nurmi, J., Harjola, V.P., Nolan, J., Castren, M.,. (2005). Observations and warning signs prior to cardiac arrest. Should a medical emergency team intervene earlier? ACTA Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 49, 702-706. Stubbe CP., Davies RG., Williams E., Rutherford P., Gemmell L. Effects of introducing the modified Early Warning Score on clinical outcomes, cardio-pulmonary arrests and intensive car utilisation on acute medical admissions. Anaesthesia, 2003;58:775-803.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:48:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:48:58Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationDenver, Colorado, USAen_US
dc.description10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.en_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.-
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.