Nurses who recently visited our Web site answered this question: Do you have a rapid response team at your facility? (A rapid response team evaluates and treats patients with a new onset of potentially serious symptoms, in contrast to a code team that responds to a cardiac arrest.)
In the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 100,000 Lives Campaign, deploying rapid response teams was one of six key strategies recommended to prevent avoidable deaths. Visit http://www.nursingcenter.com/poll to answer our monthly survey question and view results from other surveys.
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