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  • 1.  Cardiac Arrests, Rapid Responses

    Posted 07-30-2021 08:26
    - How do your teams debrief the performance of a code/RRT? 
         - Are you included in the Bedside debriefs?
         - Does anyone use video recording/playback (under QI protections)?

    Craig Hertz
    Medical Director- TeleICU- Northwell Health
    Southside Hospital
    New Hyde Park NY

  • 2.  RE: Cardiac Arrests, Rapid Responses

    Posted 08-09-2021 15:14
    We help run code blues, we don't cover medical floors so we are not involved in Rapid Response. We write a note at teh end of code blue, we don't do debriefs, which is necessary I think. Recently there was miscommunication about doing or not doing Hypothermia and this could have been resolved with a short debrief.

    Majdi Hamarshi
    Critical Care
    Midwest Pulmonary Consultants, Kansas City, MO 64111
    Kansas City MO

  • 3.  RE: Cardiac Arrests, Rapid Responses

    Posted 08-10-2021 05:06

    Our TCC nurses do all the documentation for iCU codes in Code narrator. They also document time-outs for procedures. This helps to remove the burden of documentation from the bedside nurse. We have been working on a debriefing process with the group to using ZOLL Case Review. 


    Fiona Winterbottom
    Clinical Nurse Specialist for Critical Care
    Ochsner Medical Center
    New Orleans LA