Book 2011

Textbook of Rapid Response Systems

Concept and Implementation

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ISBN: 978-0-387-92852-4 (Print) 978-0-387-92853-1 (Online)

Table of contents (37 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. RRS’s and Patient Safety

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      Rapid Response Systems History and Terminology

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      Pages 13-18

      RRS’s General Principles

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      Pages 19-35

      Measuring and Improving Safety

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      Pages 37-45

      Integrating a Rapid Response System into a Patient Safety Program

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      Pages 47-53

      Acute Hospitalist Medicine and the Rapid Response System

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      Pages 55-63

      Medical Trainees and Patient Safety

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      Pages 65-78

      Rapid Response Systems: A Review of the Evidence

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      Pages 79-86

      Healthcare Systems and Their (Lack of ) Integration

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      Pages 87-92

      Creating Process and Policy Change in Healthcare

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      Pages 93-107

      The Challenge of Predicting In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests and Deaths

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      Pages 109-123

      The Meaning of Vital Signs

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      Pages 125-140

      Matching Illness Severity with Level of Care

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      Pages 141-150

      Causes of Failure to Rescue

  3. Creating a RRS

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      Pages 151-151

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      Pages 153-161

      Impact of Hospital Size and Location on Feasibility of RRS

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      Pages 163-175

      Barriers to the Implementation of RRS

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      Pages 177-188

      An Overview of the Afferent Limb

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      Pages 189-195

      The Impact of Delayed RRS Activation

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      Pages 197-206

      The Case for Family Activation of the RRS

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      Pages 207-220

      RRT: Nurse-Led RRSs

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      Pages 221-230

      MET: Physician-Led RRSs

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