Early Warning Scoring System Proactively Identifies Patients at Risk of Deterioration, Leading to Fewer Cardiopulmonary Emergencies and Deaths
A simple scoring system allows nurses to quickly recognize patients likely to deteriorate and mobilize resources to assist them, leading to an increase in calls to the hospital rapid response team and a reduction in "code blue" (cardiopulmonary) emergencies.
Sepsis Alert Program Leads to More Timely Diagnosis and Treatment, Reducing Morbidity, Mortality, and Length of Stay
The Sepsis Alert Program at Christiana Care is a care management program that incorporates a number of initiatives to support the prompt identification and treatment of patients who have sepsis.
Family-Activated Pediatric Rapid Response Team Increases Calls From Both Families and Staff, Supports Improvements in Outcomes
A children's hospital empowers families to directly activate its pediatric rapid response team in case of a suspected emergency situation, leading to a significant increase in calls to the team by family and staff.
Immediate Post-Event Debriefing Improves Multiple Aspects of Response to Codes and Increases Staff Satisfaction
Immediate team debriefings after a cardiopulmonary resuscitation code event improve multiple aspects of the team's response to future codes and generate high levels of staff satisfaction.
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