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  1. Beebe, Pattie MSN, RN
  2. Bawel-Brinkley, Karen PhD, RN, CNE
  3. O'Leary-Kelley, Colleen PhD, RN, CNE


Teamwork and communication between healthcare workers are vital for patient safety in the high-risk environment of health care. The purpose of this descriptive study was to measure the teamwork among members of the rapid response team (RRT) to design teamwork communication training for team members. Data were collected via live observation of RRT events and from RRT team member ratings of teamwork during events.