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The Rapid Response Team in Outpatient Settings Identifies Patient Who Needs Immediate Intensive Care Unit Admission FREE TO VIEW

Mariam Alansari, MD; Eyad Althenayan*, MD; Mohammed Hijazi, MD; Khalid Maghrabi, MD
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King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Chest. 2012;142(4_MeetingAbstracts):541A. doi:10.1378/chest.1389178
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SESSION TYPE: Outcomes/Quality Control Posters

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: To test if rapid response team (RRT) covering outpatient clinical areas is likely to encounter patients who will need intensive care unit admission thus reducing the time in root from outpatient clinical areas to the emergency department and then to the ICU

METHODS: Setting: An 800-bed tertiary care medical centre. Design: Retrospective observational. Intervention: Introduction of the rapid response team to cover outpatient clinical areas to reduce the number of hour's patient spend in the ED before arriving to ICU to zero. Outcome: Rate of ICU admission per of RRT calls.

RESULTS: RRT covering outpatient clinical areas was implemented since March 2011 in KFSHRC. There were total of 90 RRT calls.12 out of these patients needed to be transferred immediately to the ICU while resuscitating. 24 hours later; 9 patients were still in the ICU, 2 were discharged and 1 patient died.

CONCLUSIONS: The rapid response team is effective in detecting cases that are in need for immediate intensive care admission in 10.8% of the times.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: All hospitals need to have rapid response teams that cover outpatient clinical areas.

DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Mariam Alansari, Eyad Althenayan, Mohammed Hijazi, Khalid Maghrabi

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King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia




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