Rapid Response Notification

To best serve our patients, Jamaica Hospital has implemented a patient safety initiative known as a Rapid Response Notification. A Rapid Response Notification is initiated whenever a staff member, a patient or a patient’s visitor believes that the patient is experiencing a medical crisis that requires urgent attention.

The criteria for a Rapid Response Notification include:

  • There is a patient emergency and no staff member is present
  • There is a change in the patient’s condition that the health care team is not aware of
  • There are concerns about the patient’s care that they feel are not being addressed.

The Rapid Response Team, comprised of a Third Year Medical Resident and / or Senior Surgical, a Primary Care Nurse, a Critical Care Nurse, a Respiratory Therapist and a Nursing Supervisor will respond to the notification. The Rapid Response Team is committed to providing critical care resources to patients who may be in crisis.

In the event that a health care provider is not present when a medical crisis occurs, Jamaica Hospital has empowered the patient’s bedside visitor to activate a Rapid Response Notification by dialing extension 1234 and providing the patient’s room and bed number.

All content of this newsletter is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a medical professional before adopting any of the suggestions on this page. You must never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment based upon any content of this newsletter. PROMPTLY CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR CALL 911 IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.