Rapid Response Team

Urgent attention when it’s needed.

Our focus is patients first and quality always. The staff at Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics understands you and your family know you best. Our Rapid Response Team is an effort to address the needs of patients and their families in case of an emergency or when the patient or their family feel urgent attention is necessary.

Rapid Response Team (RRT)

When there is a perception of a significant change in your condition or the condition of your loved one or if something just doesn’t seem right, a Rapid Response Team (RRT) can be summoned. Our RRT consists of an emergency department physician, emergent care nurse, respiratory therapist, and nursing supervisor.

When to Call the RRT

If you’ve already spoken to your nurse or physician and still feel as though the condition is worsening or you haven’t gotten the response needed, call the RRT on an in-house phone. Let our operator know you wish to call the RRT. You or your family member can call the Rapid Response Team by dialing 555 on a hospital telephone. Once called, the RRT will respond within approximately five minutes to quickly assess the patients concerning decline in condition, and if necessary, start interventions to prevent a medical emergency.