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Title: Textbook of Rapid Response Systems Concept and Implementation / edited by Michael A. DeVita, Ken Hillman, Rinaldo Bellomo.
Main Entry: DeVita, Michael A.
Hillman, Ken.
Bellomo, Rinaldo.
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Publisher: Springer New York,
Publication Date: 2011.
Publication Place: New York, NY :
ISBN: 9780387928531
Subject: Medicine.
Anesthesiology.
Emergency medicine.
Critical care medicine.
Cardiology.
Medicine & Public Health.
Intensive / Critical Care Medicine.
Emergency medicine.
Anesthesiology.
Cardiology.

Contents: <p>Section I: RRS’s and Patient Safety -- Rapid Response Systems History and Terminology -- RRS’s General Principles -- Measuring and Improving Safety -- Integrating a Rapid Response System into a Patient Safety Program -- Acute Hospitalist Medicine and the Rapid Response System -- Medical Trainees and Patient Safety -- Rapid Response Systems: A Review of the Evidence -- Health Care Systems and Their (Lack of) Integration -- Creating Process and Policy Change in Health Care -- The Challenge of Predicting in Hospital Cardiac Arrests and Deaths -- The Meaning of Vital Signs -- Matching Illness Severity with Level of Care -- Causes of Failure to Rescue -- Section II. Creating a RRS -- Impact of Hospital Size and Location on Feasibility of RRS -- Barriers to the Implementation of RRS -- An Overview of the Afferent Limb -- The Impact of Delayed RRS Activation -- The Case for Family Activation of the RRS -- RRT: Nurse-led RRS’s -- MET: Physician-led RRS’s -- Pediatric RRS’s -- Sepsis Response Team -- Other Efferent Limb Teams: (BAT, DAT, M, H, and trauma) -- Other Efferent Limb Teams: Crisis Response for Obstetric Patients -- Personnel Resources for Responding Teams -- Equipment, Medications, and Supplies for a RRS -- The Administrative Limb -- The Secondary Victim -- Section III. Monitoring of Efficacy and New Challenges -- RRS’s in Teaching Hospitals -- The Nurse’s View of RRS’s -- Resident Training and RRS’s -- Optimizing RRS’s Through Simulation -- Evaluating Effectiveness of Complex System Interventions -- RRS Education for Ward Staff -- Standardized Process and Outcome Assessment Tool -- The Impact of RRS’s on Choosing “Not For Resuscitation” Status -- The Costs and the Savings.</p>.
Related Records: Springer eBooks
Printed edition: 9780387928524

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