Recommended Guidelines for Monitoring, Reporting, and Conducting Research on Medical Emergency Team, Outreach, and Rapid Response Systems: An Utstein-Style Scientific Statement: A Scientific Statement From the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (American Heart Association, Australian Resuscitation Council, European Resuscitation Council, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa, and the New Zealand Resuscitation Council); the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee; the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Perioperative, and Critical Care; and the Interdisciplinary Working Group on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research
ABSTRACT full title: Recommended guidelines for monitoring, reporting, and conducting research on medical emergency team, outreach, and rapid response systems: An Utstein-style scientific statement - A scientific statement from the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (American Heart Association, Australian Resuscitation Council, European Resuscitation Council, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa, and the New Zealand Resuscitation Council); the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee; the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Perioperative, and Critical Care; and the Interdisciplinary Working Group on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research.
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- "To improve outcomes for patients at risk for clinical deterioration and cardiopulmonary arrest, hospitals have been charged by several international committees to implement systems that identify significantly abnormal values and then trigger an immediate treatment response (Berwick, Calkins, McCannon, & Hackbarth, 2005; DeVita et al., 2006; Peberdy et al., 2007). Hospitals initiated rapid response teams (RRTs), also known as patient at risk teams (PART), critical care outreach (CCO), or medical emergency teams (MET), as an adjunct to their code blue teams to provide this immediate treatment for patients that are identified as being at risk for deterioration and possible arrest (Brilli et al., 2007; Hanson et al., 2009; Hillman, Parr, Flabouris, Bishop, & Stewart, 2001; Hunt et al., 2008; Salamonson, Kariyawasam, van Heere, & O'Connor, 2001; Sharek et al., 2007; Tibballs & Kinney, 2009; Tibballs, Kinney, Duke, Oakley, & Hennessy, 2005; ul-Haque, Saleem, Zaidi, & Haider, 2010; VandenBerg, Hutchison, & Parshuram, 2007; VanVoorhis & Willis, 2009; Zenker et al., 2007). "
ABSTRACT: Inpatient pediatric cardiovascular patients have higher rates of cardiopulmonary arrests than other hospitalized children. Pediatric early warning scoring tools have helped to provide early identification and treatment to hospitalized children experiencing deterioration thus preventing arrests from occurring. However, the tools have rarely been used and have not been validated in the pediatric cardiac population. This paper describes the modification of a pediatric early warning scoring system for cardiovascular patients, the implementation of the tool, and its companion Escalation of Care Algorithm on an inpatient pediatric cardiovascular unit.Journal of pediatric nursing 08/2012; 28(2). DOI:10.1016/j.pedn.2012.07.009 · 0.92 Impact Factor
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- "The concept and benefits to a communication and a team approach for stroke care have been previously identified (Alberts et al., 1998; Alberts & Easton, 2004; Gonzaga-Camfield, 1999; Nazir, Petre, & Dewey, 2009; Peberdy et al., 2007). The members of the stroke team identified in this study are also similar in nature and scope to those identified by Alberts et al. (1998) over a decade ago. "
ABSTRACT: Early treatment with intravenous (IV) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator/alteplase (tPA) is associated with improved outcomes for patients with an acute ischemic stroke. Thus, rapid triage and treatment of stroke patients are essential, with a goal of door-to-needle time of no more than 60 minutes. We sought to identify best practices associated with faster treatment among hospitals participating in Get With the Guidelines--Stroke. Qualitative telephone interviews were conducted to elicit strategies being used by these centers to assess, treat, and monitor stroke patients treated with IV tPA. We sequentially carried out these interviews until we no longer identified novel factors. Interviews were conducted with 13 personnel at 7 top-performing U.S. hospitals. With the use of a hermeneutic-phenomenological framework, 5 distinct domains associated with rapid IV tPA delivery were identified. These included (a) communication and teamwork, (b) process, (c) organizational culture, (d) performance monitoring and feedback, and (e) overcoming barriers.12/2011; 43(6):329-36. DOI:10.1097/JNN.0b013e318234e7fb
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