Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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