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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415364/assessment-of-potential-opioid-toxicity-and-response-to-naloxone-by-rapid-response-teams-at-an-urban-melbourne-hospital
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Bharathy Gunasekaran, Jennifer Weil, Tom Whelan, John Santamaria, Mark Boughey
Opioid prescriptions have significantly increased in recent years and are used for a wide variety of indications. Electronic medical records of 45 patients who received naloxone by a rapid response team over an 18-month period were retrospectively reviewed. This study found inconsistencies in the management of possible opioid toxicity with variation in the total naloxone dose and number of doses administered. This highlights the importance of a standardised protocol for recognition and management of opioid overdose...
February 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389465/a-novel-bedside-focused-ward-surveillance-and-response-system
#2
Frank Sebat, Mary Anne Vandegrift, Sid Childers, Geoffrey K Lighthall
BACKGROUND: Rapid response systems (RRSs) have been universally adopted in much of the developed world; yet, despite broad implementation, their success has often been limited. Even with successful systems, there is a small body of evidence regarding effective organizational elements that are responsible for improved outcomes. New organizational processes were implemented that restructured the existing RRS, and the impact on the number of rapid response team (RRT) alerts, cardiac arrest, and mortality rates was evaluated...
February 2018: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347952/the-german-quality-network-sepsis-study-protocol-for-the-evaluation-of-a-quality-collaborative-on-decreasing-sepsis-related-mortality-in-a-quasi-experimental-difference-in-differences-design
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Daniel Schwarzkopf, Hendrik Rüddel, Matthias Gründling, Christian Putensen, Konrad Reinhart
BACKGROUND: While sepsis-related mortality decreased substantially in other developed countries, mortality of severe sepsis remained as high as 44% in Germany. A recent German cluster randomized trial was not able to improve guideline adherence and decrease sepsis-related mortality within the participating hospitals, partly based on lacking support by hospital management and lacking resources for documentation of prospective data. Thus, more pragmatic approaches are needed to improve quality of sepsis care in Germany...
January 18, 2018: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346176/rapid-response-to-scan-or-not-to-scan-the-utility-of-noncontrast-ct-head-for-altered-mental-status
#4
Purujit J Thacker, Mansha Sethi, Jonathan Sternlieb, Doron Schneider, Mary Naglak, Rajeshkumar R Patel
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were the following: (1) to determine how often computed tomography (CT) scans of the head are obtained on rapid responses called for altered mental status (AMS), (2) to determine whether CT imaging of the head is required during all rapid responses called for AMS, (3) to determine which patients would benefit from CT scans of the head in this setting, (4) to note whether an adequate neurologic exam was documented, (5) to determine the cost of CT scans that did not change management, and (6) to examine the role of medications leading to AMS...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341963/role-of-the-anesthesiologist-intensivist-outside-the-icu-opportunity-to-add-value-for-the-hospital-or-an-unnecessary-distraction
#5
Suzanne Bennett, Erin Grawe, Courtney Jones, Sean A Josephs, Maggie Mechlin, William E Hurford
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Given the extremely expensive nature of critical care medicine, it seems logical that intensivists should play an active role in designing efficient systems of care. The true value of intensivists, however, is not well defined. RECENT FINDINGS: Anesthesiologists have taken key roles in improving patient safety in the operating room. Anesthesia-related mortality rates have decreased from 20 deaths per 100 000 anesthetics in the early 1980s to less than one death per 100 000 currently...
January 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303946/use-of-rapid-response-teams-in-psychiatry-variables-that-impact-safety
#6
Ryan Greytak, Joanna Y Wang, Yea-Jen Hsu, Jill Marsteller, Geetha Jayaram
OBJECTIVE: The addition of rapid response teams (RRTs) has emerged as a treatment option for medically deteriorating psychiatric inpatients. The goal of this study was to identify risk factors for use of RRTs at the time of initial psychiatric evaluation and develop measures to predict use of this emergent medical intervention. We have not located any studies that have previously addressed this issue. METHODS: We studied the use of RRTs and code teams (CTs) on inpatient general and specialty psychiatric services in a large urban academic psychiatric hospital...
November 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280908/expanding-the-presence-of-primary-services-at-rapid-response-team-activations-a-quality-improvement-project
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Alice Gallo de Moraes, John C OʼHoro, Ronaldo A Sevilla-Berrios, Gina Iacovella, Andrea Lenhertz, Julie Schmidt, Jennifer Elmer, Richard Oeckler, Sean Caples, Jeffrey B Jensen
Rapid response teams (RRTs) were implemented to provide critical care services for deteriorating patients outside of intensive care units. To date, research on RRT has been conflicting, with some studies showing significant mortality benefit and reduction in cardiac arrest events and others showing no benefit. However, studies have consistently showed improved outcomes when RRTs work closely with primary services. Baseline data analysis at our institution found that primary services were present only on 50% of RRT activations...
January 2018: Quality Management in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279338/rapid-response-teams-in-pediatric-patients-well-intentioned-but-do-they-really-help
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Joshua Koch, Sandeep R Das
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225117/rapid-response-events-in-hospitalized-patients-patient-symptoms-and-clinician-communication
#9
Charles A Austin, Summer Choudhury, Taylor Lincoln, Lydia H Chang, Christopher E Cox, Mark A Weaver, Laura C Hanson, Judith E Nelson, Shannon S Carson
CONTEXT: Patients triggering Rapid Response Team (RRT) intervention are at high risk for adverse outcomes. Data on symptom burden of these patients does not currently exist and current symptom management and communication practices of RRT clinicians are unknown. OBJECTIVES: We sought to identify the symptom experience of Rapid Response Team (RRT) patients and observe how RRT clinicians communicate with patients and their families. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observational study from August - December 2015...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214598/evaluation-of-a-wireless-portable-wearable-multi-parameter-vital-signs-monitor-in-hospitalized-neurological-and-neurosurgical-patients
#10
Robert S Weller, Kristina L Foard, Timothy N Harwood
Unrecognized changes in patients' vital signs can result in preventable deaths in hospitalized patients. Few publications or studies instituting routine patient monitoring have described implementation and the setting of alarm parameters for vital signs. We wanted to determine if continuous multi-parameter patient monitoring can be accomplished with an alarm rate that is acceptable to hospital floor nurses and to compare the rate of patient deterioration events to those observed with routine vital sign monitoring...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202696/rosc-rates-and-live-discharge-rates-after-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-by-different-cpr-teams-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#11
Tak Kyu Oh, Young Mi Park, Sang-Hwan Do, Jung-Won Hwang, In-Ae Song
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported that the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is closely associated with patient outcomes. The aim of this study was to compare patient CPR outcomes across resident, emergency medicine, and rapid response teams. METHODS: The records of patients who underwent CPR at the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. Return of spontaneous circulation, 10- and 30-day survival, and live discharge after return of spontaneous circulation were compared across patients treated by the three CPR teams...
December 4, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189458/rapid-response-teams-what-s-the-latest
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December 2017: Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177454/factors-influencing-the-activation-of-the-rapid-response-system-for-clinically-deteriorating-patients-by-frontline-ward-clinicians-a-systematic-review
#13
Wei Ling Chua, Min Ting Alicia See, Helena Legio-Quigley, Daryl Jones, Augustine Tee, Sok Ying Liaw
Purpose: To synthesize factors influencing the activation of the rapid response system (RRS) and reasons for suboptimal RRS activation by ward nurses and junior physicians. Data sources: Nine electronic databases were searched for articles published between January 1995 and January 2016 in addition to a hand-search of reference lists and relevant journals. Study selection: Published primary studies conducted in adult general ward settings and involved the experiences and views of ward nurses and/or junior physicians in RRS activation were included...
November 21, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173286/an-airway-rapid-response-system-implementation-and-utilization-in-a-large-academic-trauma-center
#14
Joshua H Atkins, Christopher H Rassekh, Ara A Chalian, Jing Zhao
BACKGROUND: Rapid response teams mobilize resources to patients experiencing acute deterioration. Failed airway management results in death or anoxic brain injury. A codified, systems-based approach to bring personnel and equipment to the bedside for multidisciplinary airway assessment and rescue was reflected in the initial implementation of an airway rapid response (ARR) team. METHODS: A retrospective review of records of 117 ARR events in a 40-month period (August 2011-November 2014) was undertaken at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, a 789-bed, academic, urban, tertiary care, Level 1 trauma center...
December 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162728/evaluating-the-value-of-the-respiratory-therapist-where-is-the-evidence-focus-on-the-barnes-jewish-hospital-experience
#15
Marin H Kollef
Currently, >20 million people in the United States have asthma, and approximately 15 million adults have been diagnosed with COPD, with approximately the same number not yet having been diagnosed with this condition. Moreover, the overall burden of respiratory diseases is still increasing, in part due to environmental factors, such as air pollution. At the same time, the number of patients requiring hospitalization as well as the number of individuals admitted to ICUs from emergency departments has been on the rise over the last decade...
December 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159719/effect-of-a-real-time-electronic-dashboard-on-a-rapid-response-system
#16
Grant S Fletcher, Barry A Aaronson, Andrew A White, Reena Julka
A rapid response system (RRS) may have limited effectiveness when inpatient providers fail to recognize signs of early patient decompensation. We evaluated the impact of an electronic medical record (EMR)-based alerting dashboard on outcomes associated with RRS activation. We used a repeated treatment study in which the dashboard display was successively turned on and off each week for ten 2-week cycles over a 20-week period on the inpatient acute care wards of an academic medical center. The Rapid Response Team (RRT) dashboard displayed all hospital patients in a single view ranked by severity score, updated in real time...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155672/establishment-of-cdc-global-rapid-response-team-to-ensure-global-health-security
#17
Tasha Stehling-Ariza, Adrienne Lefevre, Dinorah Calles, Kpandja Djawe, Richard Garfield, Michael Gerber, Margherita Ghiselli, Coralie Giese, Ashley L Greiner, Adela Hoffman, Leigh Ann Miller, Lisa Moorhouse, Carlos Navarro-Colorado, James Walsh, Dante Bugli, Cyrus Shahpar
The 2014-2016 Ebola virus disease epidemic in West Africa highlighted challenges faced by the global response to a large public health emergency. Consequently, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention established the Global Rapid Response Team (GRRT) to strengthen emergency response capacity to global health threats, thereby ensuring global health security. Dedicated GRRT staff can be rapidly mobilized for extended missions, improving partner coordination and the continuity of response operations. A large, agencywide roster of surge staff enables rapid mobilization of qualified responders with wide-ranging experience and expertise...
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153825/clinician-and-manager-perceptions-of-factors-leading-to-ward-patient-clinical-deterioration
#18
Joshua Allen, Daryl Jones, Judy Currey
BACKGROUND: Improving the timely recognition and response to clinical deterioration is a critical challenge for clinicians, educators, administrators and researchers. Clinical deterioration leading to Rapid Response Team review is associated with poor patient outcomes. A range of factors associated with clinical deterioration and its outcomes have been identified, and may help with early identification of deteriorating patients. However, the relative importance of each factor on the development of clinical deterioration is unknown...
November 16, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
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 is difficult to distinguish from other viral hemorrhagic fevers, including Ebola virus disease (EVD). Definitive diagnosis requires laboratory confirmation, which is not widely available in affected settings. The public health action to contain a LF outbreak and the challenges encountered in an EVD-affected setting are reported herein. METHODS: In February 2016, a rapid response team was deployed in Liberia in response to a cluster of LF cases...
January 2018: 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
#20
Maurice LeGuen, 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...
January 2018: Resuscitation
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