How RNs rescue patients: a qualitative study of RNs' perceived involvement in rapid response teams.

@article{Leach2010HowRR,
  title={How RNs rescue patients: a qualitative study of RNs' perceived involvement in rapid response teams.},
  author={Linda Searle Leach and Ann M. Mayo and Maria C O'Rourke},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={e13}
}
BACKGROUND Patients are admitted to hospitals everyday with clinical conditions that can change dynamically resulting in adverse outcomes. The rapid response team (RRT) intervention is a formalised resource to respond to the nurse's concerns about such patients before code arrest occurs. Registered nurses (RNs) are in a position to recognise critical changes and to rescue patients at the most opportune moments, but little is known about how RNs rescue patients using these increasingly popular… CONTINUE READING

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