|Measure: Select a suitable method that enables health care staff to directly request additional assistance from a specially trained individual(s)when the patient(s) condition appears to be worsening.|
Time Period Ending: 3/31/2013
What We Are Doing:
Peace Harbor provides a Rapid Response Team to any staff member or to families that feel changes in patient condition need immediate attention. Each RRT response is reviewed by a team and tracked along with "Code Blue" events. This has shown us how effective we've become at reducing Code Blue activations. It really works! It also helps us find opportunities to educate, resulting in Medical/Surgical Unit nurses with exceptional critical assessment skills.