Have you ever found yourself in a decision limbo while providing care to a clinically deteriorating acute care patient? Deciding when to activate the rapid response team can be nerve wrecking when you are not sure which patient physiological symptoms warrant a call to the team and actions to take while waiting for the team to arrive. This CE will provide you with a clinical guide on when to call for help and steps you can take to optimize patient care outcomes.
- Summarize the Rapid Response Team (RRT) general purpose, structure, roles, implementation, and actions
- Recognize early signs, symptoms, and underlying pathophysiology of the most common causes of acute physiologic deterioration in the acute care patient
- Prioritize nursing interventions for the at-risk or deteriorating acute care patient prior to and during an RRT event
Participants that complete the CE presentation and post-test/evaluation in their entirety and pass the post- test with 80% or higher will receive an electronic certificate via email. RNs completing the activity will receive 1.5 contact hours of continuing education.
The Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
COST: This CE is FREE for MNA members and $20 for non-members.
POST-TEST: Complete the post-test & evaluation response form and make your payment ONLINE by clicking here.
AWARDING OF CE
- Participants who achieve a minimum passing score of 80% will receive a certificate awarding 1.5 contact hours.
- Participants who do not achieve a passing score will have the option to gain success with the material by repeating the material and test at no additional cost.
TeamSTEPPS® Rapid Response Systems Guide – https://www.ahrq.gov/teamstepps/rrs/index.html
TeamSTEPPS® Rapid Response Systems Training Videos – https://www.ahrq.gov/teamstepps/rrs/videos/index.html
Burke, J., Downey, C., Almoudaris, A. (2020). Failure to rescue deteriorating patients: A systematic review of root causes and improvement strategies. Journal of Patient Safety. 1-16.
Braaten, J.S. et al. (2015). Rapidly increasing rapid response team activation rates. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 41(9), 421-427. doi: 10.1016/s1553-7250(15)41054-2