Implementing a rapid response team: factors influencing success

Theresa Murray, Ruth Kleinpell
Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America 2006, 18 (4): 493-501, x
Rapid response teams (RRTs), or medical emergency teams, focus on preventing a patient crisis by addressing changes in patient status before a cardiopulmonary arrest occurs. Responding to acute changes, RRTs and medical emergency teams are similar to "code" teams. The exception, however is that they step into action before a patient arrests. Although RRTs are acknowledge as an important initiative, implementation can present many challenges. This article reports on the implementation and ongoing use of a RRT at a community health care setting, highlighting important considerations and strategies for success.

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