Rapid Response Teams, Second Edition

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Rapid Response Teams, Second Edition:
Proven Strategies for Successful Implementation


The concept of rapid response teams (RRT) has taken hold around the world as an important part of a system that strives to recognize, rescue, and coordinate the care of a destabilizing patient in an increasingly timely fashion. In addition, The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal NPSG. requires hospitals to improve recognition of and response to a downturn in a patient's condition.

Save time, money, and patient lives!

Although healthcare organizations across the country may differ substantially, the RRT methodology can be implemented regardless of unique organizational history. Your facility may have time or financial constraints, but when you consider the benefits of a more coordinated, safer healthcare delivery system that will continually aim to eliminate all preventable deaths, you can’t afford not to start. Rapid Response Teams, Second Edition: Proven Strategies for Successful Implementation gives you all the tools and information you need to achieve similar results at your facility, saving you time, money, and patient lives!

You know the benefits; now get the tools and tips to put ateam in place.

Just by considering what an RRT could mean for your facility, you’ve taken the first step toward building a program that could alter the future of your organization. The next step is taking advantage of a program loaded with proven implementation strategies. If you’re considering implementing an RRT, but you don’t know where to start, look no further than Rapid Response Teams, Second Edition: Proven Strategies for Successful Implementation. Author Della M. Lin, MD, provides straightforward tips, successful case studies, and expert advice that healthcare professionals everywhere can use to get this program started in their hospitals

Packed with forms and case studies, this resource:

    • Helps you comply with National Patient Safety Goal NPSG., which requires hospitals to improve recognition and response to patients in distress
    • Provides lessons learned through case studies of hospitals that have successfully implemented RRTs, including a case study from the United Kingdom
    • Explains how to take your RRT to the next level
    • Follows the evolution of the RRT concept into rapid response systems
    • Examines newer developments such as family activated RRTs and early warning systems


    Della M. Lin, MD, is a former inaugural Health Forums Patient Safety Leadership fellow—a joint collaboration between the American Hospital Association and the U.S. National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). She has been a speaker at the last two NPSF Annual Patient Safety Congresses and has also been a speaker for several HCPro, Inc., audioconferences relating to patient safety and is a member of the Estes Park Institute Faculty in Colorado. Lin has more than 15 years of physician leadership experience, having served as department chief of anesthesiology, on hospital medical executive committees (MEC), peer review and credentialing committees, and currently as a board member at various healthcare entities. She is a consultant, lecturer, and author.

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Published: July 2008