Rapid response systems: identification and management of the "prearrest state".
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2012 Feb;30(1):141-52
Authors: McCurdy MT, Wood SL
Rapid response systems (RRS) are both intuitive and supported by data, but the institution of an RRS is not a panacea for in-hospital cardiac arrest or unexpected deaths. RRS implementation should be one component of an institution-wide effort to improve patient safety that includes adequate nursing education and staffing, availability and involvement of a patient's primary caregivers, and hospital provision of sufficient resources and efficiency.
PMID: 22107980 [PubMed - in process]