موجز عن البحث:
response team (RRT) system is a structure that contains a set of clinical
criteria for certain conditions to detect and intervene on any abnormal signs
and symptoms that do not meet these criteria by a qualified expert team .
To date, as a professional respiratory therapist in Saudi Arabia, one of the
most significant challenges for the Ministry of Health is to provide high
standards of professional quality without harm. Notable examples of such a
challenge are increasing numbers of patients with special care needs and a
lack of a comprehensive team able to detect and manage acute symptoms of
deteriorating patients before an emergency arises, and that specifically in
wards areas. This is exemplified in a Saudi Arabian study conducted by
Rehmani et al. showing around 82% of ward patients who had cardiac arrests
had deterioration signs in the previous 24 hours. Recently, several papers
have been published reporting positive effects after implementations of RRT.
Therefore, this article will review the literature in light of recent
evidence to determine the implementation effectiveness of RRT system and role
of respiratory therapists in improving serious conditions at the appropriate
time for patients in hospital wards and decrease number of deaths.