Rapid Response Teams

The formation of rapid response teams (RRT’s) at hospital was founded on the concept of failure to rescue. Failure to rescue refers to health care providers lacking to recognize early signs and symptoms of deterioration in a patient’s condition, or acting too late to prevent a cardiac arrest.

What is a rapid response team? The team is a designated group of healthcare providers who can come together quickly to deliver critical care expertise in a rapid moment in a grave clinical deterioration of a patient located outside a critical care unit.