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Bringing down mortality rate, the Wockhardt way!

Thursday, July 12, 2018
By Prachi Sonawane

The Rapid Response Team members also take on the role of educators and support the staff, stabilising the patient’s condition

Wockhardt hospital,a reputed 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 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.

The 3-day program organised from July 3 to July 5 at all the Wockhardt facilities which was attended by renowned doctors and staff members of Wockhardt Hospital, delivering lectures and sharing experiences. Wide range of topics covering RRT were discussed through clinical case simulations, quiz and collage competitions, theme plays at work stations and much more,  focusing on the process of RRT.

Zahabiya Khorakiwala, Managing Director, Wockhardt Hospitals, said, “RRT is evidence based clinical practice 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.”

Dr. Clive Fernandes, Group Clinical Director, Wockhardt Group Hospitals, said, “Rapid Response Team has proved decrease in 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.”

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