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Rapid response team

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
Synonymous names:Help on this termRRT team; Team providing a rapid response
METeOR identifier:Help on this term592338
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/09/2015
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A team of designated clinical staff trained to respond rapidly to urgent calls for help when it is suspected or apparent that a patient is experiencing serious clinical deterioration.

Context:Help on this termAdmitted patient care.

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The goal of the rapid response team (RRT) is early recognition and response to change in a patient’s condition, and to prevent further deterioration and to decide if enhanced levels of care are appropriate (for example, in the high-dependency or intensive care units). The RRT call is a formal hospital-based system, designed for a staff member to alert and call designated RRT staff for help when a patient’s vital signs have fallen outside safe criteria.

Medical emergency teams are one of the 3 main 'rapid response systems' currently in practice in Australian hospitals for delivering emergency health-care assistance. The other 2 are critical care outreach, which may involve external clinicians and resources, and intensive care liaison nurses.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care/Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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See also Cardiac arrest team Health, Standard 04/09/2015

See also Intensive care liaison nurses Health, Standard 04/09/2015

See also Medical emergency team Health, Standard 04/09/2015

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response call date Health, Standard 04/09/2015

Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response call date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 04/09/2015

Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response call time Health, Standard 04/09/2015

Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response call time, hhmm Health, Standard 04/09/2015

Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response outcome Health, Standard 04/09/2015

Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response outcome, code N[N] Health, Standard 04/09/2015

Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response team type Health, Standard 04/09/2015

Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response team type, code N Health, Standard 04/09/2015

High priority hospital complications (patient clinical deterioration) NBPDS 2015- Health, Standard 04/09/2015

Hospital rapid response calls cluster Health, Standard 04/09/2015

Rapid response call date Health, Standard 04/09/2015

Rapid response call time Health, Standard 04/09/2015

Rapid response outcome Health, Standard 04/09/2015

Rapid response team type Health, Standard 04/09/2015

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