Rapid response systems and collective (in)competence: An exploratory analysis of intraprofessional and interprofessional activation factors
Simon Kitto, Stuart Duncan Marshall, Sarah E McMillan, Bill Shearer, Michael Buist, Rachel Grant, Monica Finnigan, Stuart Wilson
JOURNAL OF INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2015
The rapid response system (RRS) is a patient safety initiative instituted to enable healthcare professionals to promptly access help when a patient's status deteriorates. Despite patients meeting the criteria, up to one-third of the RRS cases that should be activated are not called, constituting a "missed RRS call". Using a case study approach, 10 focus groups of senior and junior nurses and physicians across four hospitals in Australia were conducted to gain greater insight into the social, professional and cultural factors that mediate the usage of the RRS. Participants' experiences with the RRS were explored from an interprofessional and collective competence perspective. Health professio..View full abstract
The authors report no conflicts of interest. The authors alone are responsible for the writing and content of the paper. This study was funded by the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA). No member of the VMIA was involved in the design of the study or publication of this paper.