Textbook of Rapid Response Systems

Concept and Implementation

  • Michael A. DeVita
  • Ken Hillman
  • Rinaldo Bellomo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. RRSs and Patient Safety

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bradford D. Winters, Michael DeVita
      Pages 3-12
    3. Ajay D. Rao, Michael DeVita
      Pages 13-18
    4. Bradford D. Winters, Peter J. Pronovost, Marlene Miller, Elizabeth A. Hunt
      Pages 19-35
    5. Stephen W. Lam, Arthas Flabouris
      Pages 55-63
    6. Bradford D. Winters, Julius C. Pham
      Pages 65-78
    7. Ken Hillman, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Jack Chen
      Pages 79-86
    8. Stuart F. Reynolds, Bernard Lawless
      Pages 87-92
    9. John Kellett, Breda Deane, Margaret Gleeson
      Pages 109-123
    10. Gary B. Smith, Juliane Kause
      Pages 125-140
    11. Marilyn Hravnak, Andrea Schmid, Lora Ott, Michael R. Pinsky
      Pages 141-150
  3. Creating an RRS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Daryl Jones, Rinaldo Bellomo
      Pages 153-161
    3. Michael A. DeVita, Ken Hillman
      Pages 163-175
    4. Gary B. Smith, David R. Prytherch
      Pages 177-188
    5. Daryl Jones, Michael Haase, Rinaldo Bellomo
      Pages 189-195

About this book


Textbook of Rapid Response Systems is designed to assist the medical practitioner or administrator to implement and improve a Rapid Response System, from the logistics of creating a Rapid Response System (including resource allocation, process design, workflow, and training), to the problem of patient safety and quality of care, the evaluation of program results, and engagement in systems research. Written by the world’s leading innovators in the development of Rapid Response Systems, this brand new book takes the place of its groundbreaking predecessor, DeVita, Hillman, and Bellomo, eds., Medical Emergency Teams (Springer, 2006) and includes coverage of pediatric response systems and sepsis response teams, as well as advice, tips, and process guidelines from successful Rapid Response Systems. Textbook of Rapid Response Systems is an invaluable resource for healthcare professionals seeking to improve quality of care in the emergency setting.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael A. DeVita
    • 1
  • Ken Hillman
    • 2
  • Rinaldo Bellomo
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Critical Care MedicineUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterEdgewoodUSA
  2. 2.Liverpool Hospital, Dept. Intensive CareUniversity of New South WalesLiverpoolAustralia
  3. 3.Dept. Intensive CareAustin and Repatriation Medical CentreHeidelbergAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-92853-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-92852-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-92853-1
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