Textbook of Rapid Response Systems

Concept and Implementation

  • Michael A. DeVita
  • Ken Hillman
  • Rinaldo Bellomo
  • Mandy Odell
  • Daryl A. Jones
  • Bradford D. Winters
  • Geoffrey K. Lighthall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. RRSs and Patient Safety

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bradford D. Winters, Michael A. DeVita
      Pages 17-24
    3. Ajay D. Rao, Michael A. DeVita
      Pages 25-30
    4. Bradford D. Winters, Peter J. Pronovost, Marlene Miller, Elizabeth A. Hunt
      Pages 31-44
    5. Stephen Lam, Arthas Flabouris
      Pages 45-52
    6. Ken Hillman, Hadis Nosrati, Jeffrey Braithwaite
      Pages 53-57
    7. Stuart F. Reynolds, Bernard Lawless
      Pages 59-62
    8. John Asger Petersen
      Pages 87-94
    9. Marilyn Hravnak, Andrea Mazzoccoli, Eliezer Bose, Michael R. Pinsky
      Pages 95-110
  3. Creating an RRS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Daryl A. Jones, Rinaldo Bellomo
      Pages 139-146
    3. Oluwaseun Davies, Michael A. DeVita, Ken Hillman
      Pages 147-158
    4. Gary B. Smith, David R. Prytherch, Alex J. Psirides
      Pages 159-171
    5. Daryl A. Jones, Christian Subbe, Rinaldo Bellomo
      Pages 173-180
    6. Kathy D. Duncan, Terri Wells, Amy Pearson
      Pages 181-191
    7. Daryl A. Jones, Rinaldo Bellomo
      Pages 193-200
    8. Christopher P. Bonafide, Patrick W. Brady, James Tibballs, Richard J. Brilli
      Pages 201-212
    9. Patrick Maluso, Babak Sarani
      Pages 213-218
    10. Dan Shearn, Francesca Rubulotta, Michael A. DeVita
      Pages 219-227
    11. Patricia Dalby, Gabriella G. Gosman, Karen Stein, David Streitman, Nancy Wise
      Pages 229-239
    12. Sonali Mantoo, Michael A. DeVita, Andrew W. Murray, John J. Schaefer III
      Pages 241-252
    13. Edgar Delgado, Rinaldo Bellomo, Daryl A. Jones
      Pages 253-266
    14. Melodie Heland, Daryl A. Jones
      Pages 267-273
  4. Monitoring of Efficacy and New Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Magnolia Cardona-Morrell, Eyal Zimlichman, Andreas Taenzer
      Pages 277-287
    3. Magnolia Cardona-Morrell, Ken Hillman
      Pages 289-299
    4. Susan D. Scott, Laura E. Hirschinger, Myra McCoig, Karen Cox, Kristin Hahn-Cover, Leslie W. Hall
      Pages 301-308
    5. Max Bell, David Konrad
      Pages 309-313
    6. Mandy Odell, Nicolette Mininni, Donna Goldsmith
      Pages 315-319
    7. Melinda Fiedor Hamilton, Elizabeth A. Hunt, Michael A. DeVita
      Pages 329-340
    8. Gabriella Jaderling, David Konrad
      Pages 367-373
  5. Magnolia Cardona-Morrell, Ken Hillman
    Pages E1-E2
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 383-392

About this book


The latest edition of this text is the go-to book on rapid response systems (RRS). Thoroughly updated to incorporate current principles and practice of RRS, the text covers topics such as the logistics of creating an RRS, patient safety, quality of care, evaluating program results, and engaging in systems research.

Edited and written by internationally recognized experts and innovators in the field, Textbook of Rapid Response Systems: Concepts and Implementation, Second Edition is a valuable resource for medical practitioners and hospital administrators who want to implement and improve a rapid response system.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael A. DeVita
    • 1
  • Ken Hillman
    • 2
  • Rinaldo Bellomo
    • 3
  • Mandy Odell
    • 4
  • Daryl A. Jones
    • 5
  • Bradford D. Winters
    • 6
  • Geoffrey K. Lighthall
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Critical CareHarlem Hospital CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.The Simpson Centre for Health Services ResearchSouth Western Sydney Clinical School, UNSW Sydney, the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research and Intensive Care, Liverpool HospitalLiverpool BCAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Intensive CareAustin HospitalHeidelbergAustralia
  4. 4.Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation TrustReadingUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.Intensive Care UnitAustin HospitalHeidelbergAustralia
  6. 6.Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care MedicineThe Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  7. 7.Department of AnesthesiaStanford University School of MedicinePalo AltoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39389-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39391-9
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