Experience with family activation of rapid response teams

Medsurg Nurs. Jul-Aug 2010;19(4):215-22; quiz 223.

Abstract

Condition H allows family activation of a rapid response team in a hospital setting. Systematic implementation of Condition H at a 500-bed Magnet community hospital led to varied types of calls, all of which met the policy criteria. Many communication issues were discovered through this process.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • California
  • Communication Barriers
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Decision Trees
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Family / psychology*
  • Hospital Rapid Response Team / organization & administration*
  • Hospitals, Community
  • Humans
  • Medical Errors / prevention & control
  • Nursing Evaluation Research
  • Pilot Projects
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Professional Role
  • Professional Staff Committees / organization & administration
  • Professional-Family Relations*
  • Program Development