Our Rapid Response Team (RRT) is about one year old. It has been a success. The nurses on the med surg units have appreciated the assist.
Part of the JACHO requirements for the Rapid Response Team is to involve the pt/families, allowing them to call the RRT themselves.
Has anyone started this aspect of the team function?
I don't want this to be a taddling on their nurse or underminding the pt's nurse. I want it to be part of the pt's orientation to the room/unit. Given positively and part of encouraging the pt's participation in their care. Ex: do your I.S. DB/C and call the RRT if you feel like you are in a crisis
and your nurse hasn't been able to help. Talk with your nurse first.
We have the Joint Commission "Speak Up" posters everywhere and it would play into that theme.
Do you have a family handout?
Who receives the call from the pt/family? The team itself? A "screener" like the nursing supervisor - to screen out irritation calls? (no one is answering the call bell fast enough).
Nov 15, '07
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 15, '07