Implementing a pediatric rapid response system to improve quality and patient safety.

@article{Voorhis2009ImplementingAP,
  title={Implementing a pediatric rapid response system to improve quality and patient safety.},
  author={Kerry T Van Voorhis and Tina M. Schade Willis},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  year={2009},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={919-33}
}
Life-threatening events are common in today's hospitals, where an increasing proportion of patients with urgent admission are cared for by understaffed, often inexperienced personnel. Medical errors play a key role in causing adverse events and failure to rescue deteriorating patients. In-hospital cardiac arrest outcomes are generally poor, but these events… CONTINUE READING