PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
Measure: Select a suitable method that enables health care staff to directly request additional assistance from a specially trained individual(s)when the patient(s) condition appears to be worsening.

Time Period Ending:  3/31/2013

What We Are Doing:

St. Joe's has a fully responsive Rapid Response Team (RRT) available to any staff member or to families that feel changes in patient's condition need immediate attention.  Each RRT response is reviewed by a team and tracked along with Code Blue (cardiac and/or respiratory arrest) events.  RRTs have been proven to be effective in decreasing cardiac and respiratory arrest  as well as mortality rates. It really works! Sharing what we learn from these reviews with the staff has resulted in the development of Medical/Surgical Unit nurses with exceptional critical assessment skills.

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