Rapid response teams in hospitals: improving quality of care for patients and quality of the work environment for nursing staff

Terry Kirk
Holistic Nursing Practice 2006, 20 (6): 293-8
As the healthcare delivery system continues to evolve in the new millennium, initiatives such as the Institute for HealthCare Improvement's 100,000 Lives Campaign include the development of rapid response teams in hospitals. Introduction of rapid response teams provides nurses assistance in difficult clinical situations and provides early clinical intervention to mitigate negative patient outcomes and save lives. Development, implementation strategies, and benefits of rapid response teams are described.

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