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Keywords

Critical clinical situations, Rapid response teams, Synergy model

 

Authors

  1. Arashin, Kelly A. RN, MSN, CEN, CCNS

Abstract

The goals of Rapid Response Teams are to provide interventional care upon recognizing a clinical change in a patient's condition and to prevent further progression of declining health. There are many clinical situations in which the critical care nurse or advanced practice nurse can apply the Synergy Model to patient care. Understanding how the Synergy Model can guide the Rapid Response Team interventions and practice by identifying and matching patient and nurse characteristics can possibly achieve improved patient outcomes.