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The goal of an RRT is to identify and treat patients at risk for physiologic deterioration before they go into cardiac or respiratory arrest . RRTs are generally initiated by the bedside nurse and consist of a multidisciplinary team. Research has proven that RRTs are successful in decreasing hospital codes and minimizing the number of patients who necessitate transfer to units with higher acuity levels [3, 4, 5, 6]. Nursing literature shows that RRTs are also important in providing support and assistance for the bedside nurse [7,8]. Additionally, RRTs can be beneficial in improving nurse/physician communication [3, 5, 8, 9]. RRTs have also been shown to improve utilization of resources [10, 11]. Only three prior studies examine the experiences or perceptions of nurses involved in RRTs . There are no studies which specifically examine American nurses experiences with RRTs.
Milliken, Aimee, "The Experiences of Nurses Using Rapid Response Teams" (2009). Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) Student Presentations. 280.