Empowered by predictive analytics, Rapid Response Teams are being reinvented to fulfill a pro-active role that drives earlier clinical intervention and advances the goal of reducing failure-to-rescue events
A growing number of hospitals are finding that the Rapid Response Team (RRT) model can be re-invented to drive earlier clinical intervention and significantly improve patient outcomes. By developing clinical care initiatives that leverage a pro-active RRT model together with clinical deterioration surveillance solutions, hospitals have found a successful strategy for achieving the long-awaited benefits of RRTs.
PeraHealth’s PeraTrend platform is just such a solution; PeraTrend helps RRT clinicians pro-actively identify and prioritize patients for review and possible intervention. By supporting the work of daily RRT clinician rounding and calling attention to patients of particular concern, PeraTrend helps to focus RRT expertise where it is needed most. RRTs can rely on the real-time view of patient condition and the early warning of deterioration that the Rothman Index provides. By helping to shift RRTs out of a reactive operational mode, the value and expertise of RRT resources can be more effectively deployed and more fully utilized to the benefit of patients and the healthcare organization as a whole.
Authors: Joseph Beals
Over time, we were pleasantly surprised that the data bore out over several months that with that key introduction of the SWAT [pro-active RRT] team using the Rothman Index, we had a decline in mortality.
– Sheila Coonan, YaleNew Haven Hospital, Saint Raphael CampusManager Rapid Response Team
Traditional RRTs respond to emerging problems – armed with PeraTrend they are transformed into a pro-active resource that can engage before problems develop.