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  1. Kegler, Alissa L. MN, RN, CNS
  2. Dale, Brandy D. MSN, RN, CPN
  3. McCarthy, Amy J. BSN, RN


The authors describe how simulation training was used to improve rapid response team activation in a nonteaching, nonprofit community hospital. Goals were established, and a scenario was developed to educate the healthcare team on the importance of early activation of the rapid response ream. Organizing and implementing a large-scale simulation required a solid commitment from the staff development department. The education from the simulation has led to increased knowledge and comfort levels of clinical staff, resulting in an increased use of the rapid response team.