"PRE-CODE/MEDICAL RESPONSE TEAM????

  1. Looking for opinions on the use of teams (ICU nurse/ Resp, ect.) that floor nurses can call to assess patients who may need a higher level of care.
    Who has experience with this?
    If the sup was called to assess previous to this plan, how is this "special" team called any sooner?
    What is the charge nurse and supervisor role?
    Why was this implimented in your place of work?
    How does a nurse or therapist with their own group feel about having to go to another unit for this?
    How much care are they expected to provide?
    How long do they stay?
    Any other thoughts on this would be appreciated.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   twarlik
    Are you trying to set something like this up at your hospital? If so, I can put you in contact with someone who coordinated a similar project at the hospital I work at. I don't really have answers to most of your questions, but I'm sure she would. Let me know...
  4. by   callthesup
    Quote from twarlik
    Are you trying to set something like this up at your hospital? If so, I can put you in contact with someone who coordinated a similar project at the hospital I work at. I don't really have answers to most of your questions, but I'm sure she would. Let me know...
    I have an e-mail....."callthesup@yahoo.com" I would like a limited exchange on this subject.
  5. by   callthesup
    Quote from twarlik
    Are you trying to set something like this up at your hospital? If so, I can put you in contact with someone who coordinated a similar project at the hospital I work at. I don't really have answers to most of your questions, but I'm sure she would. Let me know...
    I have an e-mail.....sure if they would post or can't e-mail be sent through the site? I opened "callthesup@yahoo.com" I would like an exchange on this subject.
  6. by   Jolie
    I have no experience with adults, but as a NICU nurse, I have seen this type of response work very well in the care of infants. I've never worked in a hospital that had a formal team or policy, but NICU nurses are called to the labor rooms or well-baby nursery to assess "questionable" infants. Often, we can make recommendations to help a baby avoid a NICU admission. The labor and nursery nurses have no trouble "spotting" a truly sick infant who needs immediate NICU attention, but are sometimes uncomfortable with babies who have borderline resp. rates or blood sugars. Not to mention that they are busy getting mom stable and comfortable, as well, and may not have time for too much "hands-on" infant care. If we can help them stabilize the baby without a NICU admission, it makes everyone happy, and rarely requires much of our time.

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