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Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response team type, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termRapid response team type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term592957
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/09/2015
Definition:Help on this termType of team providing a rapid response to manifest or suspected urgent clinical deterioration during an episode of admitted patient care, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response team type

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Medical emergency team
2Cardiac arrest team
3Intensive care liaison nurses
6Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

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

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Medical emergency team

Code 1 is used when the type of team that provides a rapid response to an admitted patient's deteriorating clinical condition is a medical emergency team.

CODE 2   Cardiac arrest team

Code 2 is used when the type of team that provides a rapid response to an admitted patient's deteriorating clinical condition is the hospital's cardiac arrest team.

CODE 3   Intensive care liaison nurses

Code 3 is used when the type of team that provides a rapid response to an admitted patient's deteriorating clinical condition consists of one or more intensive care liaison nurses who are specially trained to deliver this sort of emergency assistance.

CODE 6   Other

Code 6 is used when the type of team that provides a rapid response to an admitted patient's deteriorating clinical condition is different from the above options (for instance, a team of specially trained paramedical staff).

CODE 9   Not stated/inadequately described

Code 9 is used when it is not clear or there is inadequate documentation on the type of team that provides a rapid response to an admitted patient's deteriorating clinical condition. 

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Rapid response calls are part of a formal hospital-based system designed to alert and call a team of designated staff for help when a patient’s vital signs have fallen outside set criteria. A hospital may have more than 1 type of team responding to rapid response calls, particularly in the case of cardiac arrest teams, which have a longer history of urgent hospital interventions than other rapid response teams.

Source and reference attributes

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

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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