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Successor to the editors' groundbreaking book on medical emergency teams, Textbook of Rapid Response Systems addresses the problem of patient safety and quality of care; the logistics of creating an RRS (resource allocation, process design, workflow, and training); the implementation of an RRS (organizational issues, challenges); and the evaluation of program results. Based on successful RRS models that have resulted in reduced in-hospital cardiac arrest and overall hospital death rates, this book is a practical guide for physicians, hospital administrators, and other healthcare professionals who wish to initiate an RRS program within their own institutions.
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Textbook of Rapid Response Systems is designed to assist the medical practitioner or administrator to implement and improve a Rapid Response System, from the logistics of creating a Rapid Response System (including resource allocation, process design, workflow, and training), to the problem of patient safety and quality of care, the evaluation of program results, and engagement in systems research. Written by the world’s leading innovators in the development of Rapid Response Systems, this brand new book takes the place of its groundbreaking predecessor, DeVita, Hillman, and Bellomo, eds., Medical Emergency Teams (Springer, 2006) and includes coverage of pediatric response systems and sepsis response teams, as well as advice, tips, and process guidelines from successful Rapid Response Systems. Textbook of Rapid Response Systems is an invaluable resource for healthcare professionals seeking to improve quality of care in the emergency setting.About the Author:
Michael A. DeVita, MD Professor, Critical Care Medicine University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Critical Medicine Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Ken Hillman, MBBS, MD, FRCA (Eng), FCICM Professor of Intensive Care Director of the Simpson Centre for Health Systems Research The University of New South Wales The Australian Institute of Health Innovation The University of New South Wales Liverpool, Australia
Rinaldo Bellomo, MD Chair, Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney Honorary Principal Research Fellow, Howard Florey Institute, University of Melbourne Director of Intensive Care Research Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Department of Intensive Care Austin Hospital Melbourne, Australia
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