A Rapid Response Team is a team of clinical personnel with critical care skills trained to evaluate, determine and potentially manage a patient whose condition may rapidly be deteriorating. The team works in collaboration with the patient's primary care nurse. The team will assess and stabilize the patient, assist with communication among care givers, and educate and support the healthcare team and family.
The Rapid Response Team consists of Critical Care Nurses, ED Nurses, a Respiratory Therapist and the Nursing Supervisor.
When to call the Rapid Response Team
- If there is an emergency situation and you are unable to get the attention of the hospital staff.
- If there is a noticeable change in the medical condition of the patient and the healthcare team is not recognizing your concern.
- If there is a serious concern or confusion about the patient's treatment or plan of care.
- For more information about the Rapid Response Team, please call the Patient Safety Coordinator at Ext. 1388.
How to activate the Rapid Response Team
- Push the button labeled "Rapid Response" on the telephone in the patient room. This button is found on the bottom right of the phone.
- Dial # 5111 from any other hospital phone to call the Rapid Response Team.
- Ask the operator to activate the Rapid Response Team.
- Provide the patient's name and room number.