Opportunities for Resident Training with Rapid Response Systems

  • Geoffrey K. LighthallEmail author


The deployment of rapid response systems (RRS) has highlighted the need to better understand the nature of patient deterioration and to react in an appropriate and timely manner. Thus while rapid response systems were initially perceived by some to be a threat to resident education on the care of unstable patients, their existence has inspired a wealth of research and experience that has undoubtedly improved patient care. This chapter highlights the educational opportunities to explore the many aspects of detection and care of unstable patients afforded by rapid responses systems. Topics discussed include the epidemiology of deterioration, error analysis, team training via mentorship and simulation methods, and the value of system improvement.


Rapid response system Medical emergency team Medical education Simulation Critical care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaStanford University School of MedicinePalo AltoUSA

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