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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