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Title Textbook of rapid response systems : concept and implementation / Michael A. DeVita, Ken Hillman, Rinaldo Bellomo, editors
Published New York : Springer, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 438 pages) : illustrations
Contents Rapid response systems history and terminology -- RR's general principles -- Measuring and improving safety -- Integrating a rapid response system into a patient safety program -- Acute hospitalist medicine and the rapid response system -- Medical trainees and patient safety -- Rapid response systems: a review of the evidence -- Healthcare systems and their (lack of) integration -- Creating process and policy change in healthcare -- The challenge of predicting in-hospital cardiac arrests and deaths -- The meaning of vital signs -- Matching illness severity with level of care -- Causes of failure to rescue -- Impact of hospital size and location on feasibility of RRS -- Barriers to the implementation of RRS -- An overview of the afferent limb -- The impact of delayed RRS activation -- The case for family activation of the RRS -- RRT: nurse-led RRSs -- MET: physician-led RRSs -- Pediatric RRSs -- Sepsis response team -- Other efferent limb teams: (BAT, DAT, M, H, and trauma) -- Other efferent limb teams: crisis response for obstetric patients -- Personnel resources for responding teams -- Equipment, medications, and supplies for an RRS -- The administrative limb -- The second victim -- RRSs in teaching hospitals -- The nurse's view of RRS -- Resident training and RRSs -- Optimizing RRSs through simulation -- Evaluating effectiveness of complex system interventions -- RRS education for ward staff -- Standardized process and outcome assessment tool -- The impact of RRSs on choosing "not-for-resuscitation" status -- The costs and savings
Summary Successor to the editors' groundbreaking book on medical emergency teams, Textbook of Rapid Response Systems addresses the problem of patient safety and quality of care; the logistics of creating an RRS (resource allocation, process design, workflow, and training); the implementation of an RRS (organizational issues, challenges); and the evaluation of program results. Based on successful RRS models that have resulted in reduced in-hospital cardiac arrest and overall hospital death rates, this book is a practical guide for physicians, hospital administrators, and other healthcare professionals
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hospitals -- Emergency services.
Health care teams.
Medical emergencies.
Cardiac arrest -- Prevention.
Emergency medicine.
Emergency Service, Hospital -- organization & administration.
Hospital Rapid Response Team -- organization & administration.
Organizational Innovation.
Patient Care Management.
Form Electronic book
Author DeVita, Michael A.
Hillman, Ken.
Bellomo, R. (Rinaldo), 1956-
LC no. 2011288057
ISBN 9780387928531 (electronic bk.)
0387928537 (electronic bk.)