The Impact of RRSs on Choosing “Not-for-Resuscitation” Status

Chapter

Abstract

Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) evolved as a system-based approach for the recognition of, and response to, the acutely ill hospital in-patient. They evolved following revelations that hospital in-patients who suffer adverse events, such as cardiac arrest or unanticipated admission to an intensive care unit (ICU), had documented physiological abnormalities prior to these events,1 10 or had an inadequate or no response to these physiological abnormalities 4 when a timely response may be more beneficial 11. Similarly, cardiac-arrest teams were associated with a low rate of success,12 and when successful were likely to promote patient suffering and prolong the time until death.13

Keywords

Impact Rapid Response Systems Resuscitation NFR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Intensive Care UnitRoyal Adelaide HospitalAdelaideAustralia

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