rapid response team


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rapid response team

A UK term of art for a team of health professionals who provide emergency care at home and prevent unnecessary hospital admission, especially of older people.

rap·id re·sponse team

(rap'id rĕ-spons' tēm)
Medical emergency team of clinicians with critical care expertise who intervene before cardiac or respiratory arrest occurs.

rapid response team

A group of specially trained health care professionals who respond to emergencies or developing emergencies in health care institutions. A typical team consists of a critical care nurse, respiratory therapist, intensivist, hospitalist, and an emergency physician or physician assistant.
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A Rapid Response Team will allow service providers to reach out and directly address the needs and safety of the highest-risk youth in the Downtown Eastside.
Canada on Sunday conducted a series of practice drills to see how fast and efficient the rapid response teams created are to respond in case an Ebola virus has managed to enter the country.
The new BCT Rapid Response Team are in addition to the ongoing PS24.
The Integra Rapid Response Team will be led by Philadelphia-based Joseph Pasquarella, managing director of Integra Realty Resources, and will include appraisers from each of the firm's 57 offices.
Many institutions in the United States have implemented rapid response teams, and the data on their efficiency is generally good, but not every study has been positive, Dr.
Kathy Duncan, RN, faculty expert on Rapid Response Teams for IHI, says an EWSS can add another layer of early detection to the Rapid Response Team system.
At Dandenong, a study showed that even when criteria existed for calling a rapid response team, nurses did not make the calls in 17% of the episodes.
Then Newcastle City Council allotments officer Michael Cranston arranged for the local Rapid Response team to move in to the site to tidy it up.
The need for a jointly trained, rapid response team that enters a new area has already been seen throughout the world.
The basic advantage of the rapid response team is that it compensates for missed signs of slow patient deterioration, inability of a nurse to reach a physician to report changing vital signs in a timely manner and calls forth expertise heretofore unavailable to help assess the cause of deterioration and develop a plan to correct the problem.
Hotlines were overwhelmed, too few British medical staff reached affected areas quickly and a rapid response team went to Sri Lanka instead of Thailand where most Britons died.
we now have our rapid response team from within the Pride in the Pulpit team that is able to stand as religious leaders and say, 'No, there are many religious leaders in New York that are against discrimination, including discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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