Wockhardt Hospitals organises Rapid Response Team (RRT) awareness programme

L to R-Dr Clive Fernandes, Zahabiya Khorakiwala, Anupam Verma & Sumit Singh at Wockhardt Hospital's Rapid Response Team (RRT) awareness programme L to R-Dr Clive Fernandes, Zahabiya Khorakiwala, Anupam Verma & Sumit Singh at Wockhardt Hospital’s Rapid Response Team (RRT) awareness programme

Three day programme for staff members across western India covering wide range of topics in modern science

Wockhardt hospital, a chain of tertiary care super specialty hospitals in India reinforced its Rapid Response Team (RRT) in order to provide utmost patient care to decrease mortality and increase survival rate.

The three day program organised at all the Wockhardt facilities will have renowned doctors and staff members of Wockhardt Hospital delivering lectures and sharing experiences. Wide range of topics covering RRT will be discussed through clinical case simulations, quiz and collage competitions, theme plays at work stations and much more all focussing on the process of RRT that Wockhardt Hospital follows follow at its hospitals.

Commenting on the initiative, Zahabiya Khorakiwala, Managing Director, Wockhardt Hospitals, said, “RRT is evidence based clinical practise to decrease the mortality rate and provide utmost care and attention to the patient even if the slightest instability is seen. We at Wockhardt imbibe to practice evidence based clinical care for all our hospital patients.”

The Rapid Response Team has several key roles. The team assists staff in assessing and stabilising the patient’s condition and organising information to be communicated to the physician. The Rapid Response Team member also takes on the role of educator and support to the staff at the time of the call. If the circumstances warrant, the team assists with the patient transfer to a higher level of care.

Dr Clive Fernandes, Group Clinical Director, Wockhardt Group Hospitals, said, “Rapid Response Team have shown to decrease the number of CODE BLUE’s and thus decrease mortality. We at Wockhardt Hospitals have been practising this concept since the last four to five years and have seen the improved clinical outcomes. This awareness programme is just our methodology to reinforce what we have defined.”