Medical Response Team Saves Lives by Empowering Nurses to Recognize and Act on Early Warning Signs of Trouble
The medical response team at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN, responds to early warning signs that patients are in cardiac or respiratory distress and moves quickly to rescue them before medical emergencies develop; the team has reduced cardiac arrests by 26 percent.
Medical Emergency Team Reduces Cardiopulmonary Arrests, Unexpected Mortality
The creation of a medical emergency team program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital has significantly reduced the number of cardiopulmonary arrests and unexpected mortality.
Nine-Hospital Collaborative Uses Patient Screening Criteria, Fast-Track Diagnosis, and Treatment Protocols To Reduce Sepsis Mortality by Approximately 50 Percent
Hospitals participating in a collaborative used screening criteria, fast-track diagnostic testing, protocols to support the prompt initiation of treatment, and ongoing monitoring to reduce sepsis mortality by 54.5 percent.
Emergency Department Protocol Leads to Faster Identification and Treatment of Pediatric Patients With Sepsis
A “shock" protocol involving computerized flagging of abnormal vital signs and initiation of treatment based on standardized order sets led to faster identification and treatment of children with suspected sepsis in the emergency department.
Patient- and Family-Activated Response Team Averts Potential Problems and Generates High Levels of Patient, Family, and Staff Satisfaction
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside implemented a Condition Help program that patients or their family members can activate via a telephone call when the patient’s condition is deteriorating; the call immediately brings in a rapid response team to assess and manage the situation and provide treatment as needed.
Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS®) Tools and Materials
This multimedia resource kit helps organizations plan, conduct, and evaluate its team training program.
Deploy Rapid Response Teams
These tools, which are part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 5 Million Lives Campaign, can help a hospital establish a rapid response team program.
Partnering with Patients and Families to Enhance Safety and Quality: A Mini Toolkit