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Rapid Response Teams

Foote, Sheila BSN, RN

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: September 2010 - Volume 110 - Issue 9 - p 13
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000388245.91116.9e

Portsmouth, VA

I thoroughly enjoyed the article "Rapid Response Teams Seen Through the Eyes of the Nurse" (Original Research, June), which gave me tremendous ideas for the community hospital where I work and cochair the code blue/rapid response team committee. We continuously try to encourage the use of rapid response team calls and hope they are beneficial to our patients.

Until reading this article, I never thought about how the nurse felt in regard to calling the health care team to action when a patient needs immediate assistance. Through our committee's work, I hope we can ensure that our hospital isn't a reluctant adopter of rapid response teams and that our nurses are praised for recognizing changes in their patients.

Sheila Foote, BSN, RN

Portsmouth, VA

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