Rapid response team, is it still helpful ?

Joint Authors

Kazi, Sayyid Tarique
Mustafa, Imad

Source

Qatar Medical Journal

Publisher

Hamad Medical Corporation

Publication Date

2019-12-31

Country of Publication

Qatar

No. of Pages

2

Main Topic

Medicine

English Abstract

For the last three decades, efforts at improving the survival rate for patients post-cardiopulmonary arrest has remained unattainable.

Confronting such challenge has opened the door to devise new strategies to improve patient outcomes at the onset of subtle deterioration, rather than at the point of cardiac arrest.1 In 2006, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) introduced the Rapid Response Team (RRT) concept, also known as the Medical Emergency Team (MET), as one of the six preventative steps needed to save the lives of patients who might otherwise die unnecessarily.2 These six recommended interventions were included in a campaign by the IHI called the 100,000 Lives Campaign.

A review of the literature was conducted to assess the certainty of clinical outcomes following the implementation of an RRT service within healthcare facilities.

The main clinical outcome measures found included reduction of the: – Incidence of cardiac arrests that occurred outside the intensive care unit (ICU), – Total ICU admissions, – Unplanned ICU admissions, and – Total hospital mortality rate per 1000 discharge.3

Data Type

Conference Papers

Record ID

BIM-934425

American Psychological Association (APA)

Kazi, Sayyid Tarique& Mustafa, Imad. 2019-12-31. Rapid response team, is it still helpful ?. Conference Qatar Critical Care (1st : 2019 : Doha, Qatar). . No. 2 (Special issue) (2019), pp.1-2.Doha Qatar : Hamad Medical Corporation.
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Modern Language Association (MLA)

Kazi, Sayyid Tarique& Mustafa, Imad. Rapid response team, is it still helpful ?. . Doha Qatar : Hamad Medical Corporation. 2019-12-31.
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American Medical Association (AMA)

Kazi, Sayyid Tarique& Mustafa, Imad. Rapid response team, is it still helpful ?. . Conference Qatar Critical Care (1st : 2019 : Doha, Qatar).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-934425