Why Have a Rapid Response System? Cold with Fear: The Patient and Family Experience of Failure to Rescue -- Rapid Response Systems History and Terminology -- RRS’s General Principles -- Measuring Safety -- Medical Trainees and Patient Safety -- RRS and the Culture of Safety -- Creating Process and Policy Change in Health Care -- The Assessment and Interpretation of Vital Signs -- Multiple Parameter Track and Trigger Systems -- Causes of Failure-To-Rescue -- Dying Safely -- Rapid Response Systems: A Brief Review of the Evidence -- Making the Business Case for a Rapid Response System -- Hospital size and Location and Feasibility of the Rapid Response System -- Barriers to the Implementation of RRS -- An Overview of the Afferent Limb -- The Impact of Delayed Rapid Response System Activation -- Nurse-Led Rapid Response Teams -- MET: Physician – led RRTs -- Pediatric RRSs -- Rapid Response Systems and the Septic Patient -- Other Efferent Limb Teams: Crises that Require Specialized Resources -- Crisis Teams for Obstetric Patients -- Personnel Resources for Responding Teams -- Equipment, Medications, and Supplies for a Rapid Response Team -- Governance of the Rapid Response System -- The Second Victim -- Rapid Response Teams in Teaching Hospitals -- The Nurse’s View of RRS -- Opportunities for Resident Training with Rapid Response Systems -- Optimizing RRSs Through Simulation -- Evaluating Effectiveness of Complex System Interventions -- Rapid Response Systems: Education for Ward Staff Caring for At-Risk and Deteriorating Patients -- Setting up a Standardized Process and Outcome Assessment Tool -- The Impact of Rapid Response Systems on Not For Resuscitation (NFR) Orders.
The latest edition of this text is the go-to book on rapid response systems (RRS). Thoroughly updated to incorporate current principles and practice of RRS, the text covers topics such as the logistics of creating an RRS, patient safety, quality of care, evaluating program results, and engaging in systems research. Edited and written by internationally recognized experts and innovators in the field, Textbook of Rapid Response Systems: Concepts and Implementation, Second Edition is a valuable resource for medical practitioners and hospital administrators who want to implement and improve a rapid response system..