Rapid response systems for paediatrics: Suggestions for optimal organization and training
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Resuscitation and cardiac arrest events in the paediatric population are rare occurrences. Improving outcomes from such events continues to be a difficult challenge. Rapid response systems and teams have been integrated into many hospitals in an effort to facilitate early identification and management of patients at risk for clinical deterioration. Optimizing education in the form of team training is a major component of successful team performance. Simulation-based team training, is a key educational supplement for existing standardized resuscitation courses. This position statement describes the evidence supporting rapid response systems and teams as well as simulation-based team training and provides recommendations for implementation in hospital care for paediatric patients.
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