Rapid Response Team (RRT) is available 24/7 to assist with sick patients at pager 1RRT/1778.
Criteria for activating the RRT include the following:
- Stop Sepsis BPA (3 of 8 criteria)
- Acute change in heart rate > 140/min, < 45/min, or an unstable cardiac rhythm
- Acute change in systolic blood pressure to < 80 mmHg
- Unexplained change in mental status (e.g., coma, significant delirium, seizure)
- Acute drop in oxygen saturation < 88% despite oxygen administration; increase in FiO2 requirement > 60%
- Respiratory Rate < 8/min, > 30/min or obvious respiratory distress, with accessory muscle use or paradoxical breathing
- Threatened airway
- Suspicion of acute bleeding; Decrease in hematocrit > 10 points or hemoglobin > 3 g/dl
- New major electrolyte or laboratory abnormality (e.g., K > 6.0, Na < 120, pH < 7.25, lactate > 3, bicarbonate < 12)
- Concern regarding a patient’s condition that does not meet the above criteria (e.g., “Patient does not look good.”)
You should be notified by the RN if an RRT is called on your patient. Please meet the RRT at the bedside to come up with a collaborative plan. If you run into any issues, please let the chiefs know!