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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138016/the-challenges-of-detecting-and-responding-to-a-lassa-fever-outbreak-in-an-ebola-affected-setting
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E L Hamblion, P Raftery, A Wendland, E Dweh, G S Williams, R N C George, L Soro, V Katawera, P Clement, A N Gasasira, E Musa, T K Nagbe
OBJECTIVES: Lassa fever(LF), a priority emerging pathogen likely to cause major epidemics, is endemic in much of West Africa and difficult to distinguish from other viral haemorrhagic fevers including Ebola virus disease(EVD). Definitive diagnosis requires laboratory confirmation not widely available in affected settings. We report the public health action to contain a LF outbreak and challenges encountered in an EVD-affected setting. METHODS: In February 2016 a rapid response team was deployed in Liberia in response to a cluster of LF cases...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133019/frequency-and-significance-of-qsofa-criteria-during-adult-rapid-response-team-reviews-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Maurice Le Guen, Yvonne Ballueer, Richard McKay, Glenn Eastwood, Rinaldo Bellomo, Daryl Jones
AIM: A new definition of sepsis released by an international task-force has introduced the concept of quick Sequential (Sepsis-Related) Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA). This study aimed to measure the proportion of patients who fulfilled qSOFA criteria during a Rapid Response Team (RRT) review and to assess their associated outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of adult RRT reviews over a one month period between 6th June and 10th July 2016 in a large tertiary hospital in Melbourne Australia RESULTS: Over a one-month period, there were 282 RRT reviews, 258 of which were included...
November 10, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112046/rapid-response-teams-what-s-the-latest
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Shirley A Jackson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2017: Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106880/utility-of-screening-questionnaire-and-polysomnography-to-predict-postoperative-outcomes-in-children
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Hiromi Kako, Jennifer Tripi, Hina Walia, Dmitry Tumin, Mark Splaingard, Kris R Jatana, Joseph D Tobias, Vidya T Raman
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has increased concurrently with the increasing prevalence of obesity. We have previously validated a short questionnaire predicting the occurrence of OSA on polysomnography (PSG). This follow-up study assessed the utility of the questionnaire in predicting postoperative outcomes. METHODS: Children undergoing surgery and completing a sleep study were prospectively screened for OSA using a short questionnaire...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097448/using-simulation-to-develop-care-models-for-rapid-response-and-code-teams-at-a-satellite-facility
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Amy R L Rule, Julie Snider, Cheryl Marshall, Kathleen Kramer, Gary L Geis, Ken Tegtmeyer, Craig H Gosdin
BACKGROUND: Our institution recently completed an expansion of an acute care inpatient unit within a satellite hospital that does not include an on-site ICU or PICU. Because of expected increases in volume and acuity, new care models for Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) and Code Blue Teams were necessary. OBJECTIVES: Using simulation-based training, our objectives were to define the optimal roles and responsibilities for team members (including ICU physicians via telemedicine), refine the staffing of RRTs and code Teams, and identify latent safety threats (LSTs) before opening the expanded inpatient unit...
November 2, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072886/rapid-field-response-to-a-cluster-of-illnesses-and-deaths-sinoe-county-liberia-april-may-2017
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John Doedeh, Joseph Asamoah Frimpong, Kwuakuan D M Yealue, Himiede W Wilson, Youhn Konway, Samson Q Wiah, Vivian Doedeh, Umaru Bao, George Seneh, Lawrence Gorwor, Sylvester Toe, Emmanuel Ghartey, Lawrence Larway, Dedesco Gweh, Philemon Gonotee, Thomas Paasewe, George Tamatai, James Yarkeh, Samuel Smith, Annette Brima-Davis, George Dauda, Thomas Monger, Leleh W Gornor-Pewu, Siafa Lombeh, Jeremias Naiene, Nathaniel Dovillie, Mark Korvayan, Geraldine George, Garrison Kerwillain, Ralph Jetoh, Suzanne Friesen, Carl Kinkade, Victoria Katawera, Maame Amo-Addae, Roseline N George, Miatta Z Gbanya, E Kainne Dokubo
On April 25, 2017, the Sinoe County Health Team (CHT) notified the Liberia Ministry of Health (MoH) and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia of an unknown illness among 14 persons that resulted in eight deaths in Sinoe County. On April 26, the National Rapid Response Team and epidemiologists from CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) in Liberia were deployed to support the county-led response. Measures were immediately implemented to identify all cases, ascertain the cause of illness, and control the outbreak...
October 27, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033602/early-in-hospital-clinical-deterioration-is-not-predicted-by-severity-of-illness-functional-status-or-comorbidity
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Janice Wang, Stella S Hahn, Myriam Kline, Rubin I Cohen
BACKGROUND: Prior studies concentrated on unplanned intensive care unit (ICU) transfer to gauge deterioration occurring shortly following hospital admission. However, examining only ICU transfers is not ideal since patients could stabilize with treatment, refuse ICU admission, or not require ICU evaluation. To further explore etiologies of early clinical deterioration, we used rapid response team (RRT) activation within 48 hours of admission as an index of early clinical worsening. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively gathered admissions from the emergency department in an academic medical center was done...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030935/rapid-response-team-activation-for-pediatric-patients-on-the-acute-pain-service
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Maxwell Teets, Dmitry Tumin, Hina Walia, Jenna Stevens, Sharon Wrona, David Martin, Tarun Bhalla, Joseph D Tobias
INTRODUCTION: Untreated pain or overly aggressive pain management may lead to adverse physiologic consequences and activation of the hospital's Rapid Response Team. This study is a quality improvement initiative that attempts to identify patient demographics and patterns associated with Rapid Response Team consultations for patients on the acute pain service. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients on the acute pain service from February 2011 until June 2015 was cross-referenced with inpatients requiring consultation from the Rapid Response Team...
November 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029711/surgical-embolectomy-for-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism-and-pulmonary-thromboendarterectomy-for-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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REVIEW
Richard J Shemin
Surgical therapy for massive acute pulmonary embolism has improved with the use of rapid response teams and selective bedside extracorporeal membrane oxygenation initiation. The chronic consequence of unresolved pulmonary embolism is a treatable form of pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy is a curative operation in selected cases, operated upon in an experienced center with the multidisciplinary team including imaging, pulmonary medicine, and cardiothoracic surgery.
September 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969627/information-needs-for-the-rapid-response-team-electronic-clinical-tool
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Amelia Barwise, Sean Caples, Jeffrey Jensen, Brian Pickering, Vitaly Herasevich
BACKGROUND: Information overload in healthcare is dangerous. It can lead to critical errors and delays. During Rapid Response Team (RRT) activations providers must make decisions quickly to rescue patients from physiological deterioration. In order to understand the clinical data required and how best to present that information in electronic systems we aimed to better assess the data needs of providers on the RRT when they respond to an event. METHODS: A web based survey to evaluate clinical data requirements was created and distributed to all RRT providers at our institution...
October 2, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969166/measles-outbreak-in-the-adolescent-population-matter-of-concern
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Priya Rathi, Varun Narendra, Vivek Sathiya, Sanjay Kini, Avinash Kumar, Noore Sana, Rohini, Veena G Kamath
INTRODUCTION: Measles is a disease predominantly seen in young children and infants. It is an unusual occurrence of the disease in the adolescent population warranting an investigation. This would help understand the possible cause-effect relation, changing epidemiology of the disease and immunity gaps to initiate targeted interventional strategies. AIM: To determine the time, place and person distribution of an outbreak and calculate the attack rates and vaccine efficacy...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935832/an-electronic-trigger-based-on-care-escalation-to-identify-preventable-adverse-events-in-hospitalised-patients
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Viraj Bhise, Dean F Sittig, Viralkumar Vaghani, Li Wei, Jessica Baldwin, Hardeep Singh
BACKGROUND: Methods to identify preventable adverse events typically have low yield and efficiency. We refined the methods of Institute of Healthcare Improvement's Global Trigger Tool (GTT) application and leveraged electronic health record (EHR) data to improve detection of preventable adverse events, including diagnostic errors. METHODS: We queried the EHR data repository of a large health system to identify an 'index hospitalization' associated with care escalation (defined as transfer to the intensive care unit (ICU) or initiation of rapid response team (RRT) within 15 days of admission) between March 2010 and August 2015...
September 21, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928575/referrral-systems-development-and-survey-of-perioperative-and-critical-care-referral-to-anesthetists
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P L Narendra, Harihar V Hegde, Maroof Ahmad Khan, Dayanand G Talikoti, Samson Nallamilli
INTRODUCTION: Anesthetists come in contact with more than two-third of hospital patients. Timely referral to anesthetists is vital in perioperative and remote site settings. Delayed referrals, improper referrals, and referrals at inappropriate levels can result in inadequate preparation, perioperative complications, and poor outcome. METHODS: The self administered paper survey to delegates attending anesthesia conferences. Questions were asked on how high-risk, emergency surgical cases remote site and critical care patients were referred to anesthetists and presence of rapid response teams...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913951/rapid-response-team-patients-triaged-to-remain-on-ward-despite-deranged-vital-signs-missed-opportunities
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J Tirkkonen, T Kontula, S Hoppu
BACKGROUND: Rapid response teams (RRTs) triage most patients to stay on ward, even though some of them have deranged vital signs according to RRTs themselves. We investigated the prevalence and outcome of this RRT patient cohort. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted in a Finnish tertiary referral centre, Tampere University Hospital. Data on RRT activations were collected between 1 May 2012 and 30 April 2015. Vital signs of patients triaged to stay on ward without treatment limitations were classified according to objective RRT trigger criteria observed during the reviews...
November 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885411/improvement-in-outcomes-of-major-obstetric-hemorrhage-through-systematic-change
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Daniel W Skupski, David Brady, Isaac P Lowenwirt, Jason Sample, Stephanie N Lin, Rahul Lohana, Gary S Eglinton
OBJECTIVE: To report the outcomes over 14 years of sustained systematic institutional focus on the care of women with major obstetric hemorrhage, defined as estimated blood loss greater than 1,500 mL. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of women with major obstetric hemorrhage at our hospital from 2000 to 2014 compares baseline conditions (age, multiparity, prior cesarean delivery, morbidly adherent placenta), morbidity (lowest mean temperature, lowest mean pH, coagulopathy, hysterectomy), and mortality among three time periods (period 1=January 2000 to December 2001, period 2=January 2002 to August 2005, period 3=September 2005 to December 2014)...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866971/rapid-response-team-calls-that-overlap-in-time-incidence-consequences-and-patient-outcomes
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Arthas Flabouris, Michelle Mesecke
OBJECTIVE: To investigate overlap rapid response team (RRT) calls, factors associated with overlap calls, and their impact on RRT call times and patient outcomes. DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of prospectively collected, linked clinical and administrative datasets, at a public adult tertiary hospital during July 2013 to May 2016. RESULTS: There were 11 669 RRT calls to 7223 patients, of which 10 868 calls (93.1%) were to inpatients. The median number of daily calls was 12 (interquartile range [IQR], 9-15 calls; range, 2-29 calls)...
September 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851754/implementation-of-a-communication-bundle-for-high-risk-patients
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Michelle W Parker, Matthew Carroll, Benjamin Bolser, Janelle Ballinger, John Brewington, Suzanne Campanella, Andrew Davis-Sandfoss, Karen Tucker, Patrick W Brady
BACKGROUND: Interventions that facilitate early identification and management of hospitalized pediatric patients who are at risk for deterioration are associated with decreased mortality. In our large pediatric hospital with a history of success in decreasing unrecognized deterioration, patients at higher risk of deterioration are termed "watchers." Because communication errors often contribute to unrecognized deterioration, clear and timely communication of watcher status to all team members and contingency planning was desired...
September 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818571/timing-of-palliative-care-team-referrals-for-inpatients-receiving-rapid-response-services-a-retrospective-pilot-study-in-a-us-hospital
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M Williams, M Cardona-Morrell, P Stevens, J Bey, M E Smith Glasgow
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Research indicates up to one-third of rapid response team calls relate to end-of-life symptoms. The CriSTAL criteria were developed as a screening tool to identify high risk of death within three months. The primary purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the timing of palliative care referrals in patients receiving rapid response team services, and patients' CriSTAL criteria score on admission. The potential feasibility of using the CriSTAL tool to stimulate earlier Palliative Care Team (PCT) referral served as an underlying goal, and investigation of a relationship between specific CriSTAL criteria and the prediction of in-hospital death was a secondary objective...
August 8, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818297/rothman-index-variability-predicts-clinical-deterioration-and-rapid-response-activation
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Brian C Wengerter, Kevin Y Pei, David Asuzu, Kimberly A Davis
BACKGROUND: The overall utility of the Rothman Index (RI), a global measure of inpatient acuity, for surgical patients is unclear. We evaluate whether RI variability can predict rapid response team (RRT) activation in surgical patients. METHODS: Surgical patients who underwent RRT activation from 2013 to 2015 were matched to four control cases. RI variability was gauged by maximum minus minimum RI (MMRI) and RI standard deviation (RISD) within a 24-h period before RRT...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807405/initiation-of-a-multidisciplinary-rapid-response-team-to-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
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Brett J Carroll, Heather Pemberton, Kenneth A Bauer, Louis M Chu, Jeffrey L Weinstein, Barbara L Levarge, Duane S Pinto
Pulmonary embolism (PE) can result in rapid clinical decompensation in many patients. With increasing patient complexity and advanced treatment options for PE, multidisciplinary, rapid response teams can optimize risk stratification and expedite management strategies. The Massive And Submassive Clot On-call Team (MASCOT) was created at our institution, which comprised specialists from cardiology, pulmonology, hematology, interventional radiology, and cardiac surgery. MASCOT offers rapid consultation 24 hours a day with a web-based conference call to review patient data and discuss management of patients with high-risk PE...
October 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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