THE USE OF RAPID RESPONSE SYSTEM IN TEACHING HOSPITALS: AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT

THE USE OF RAPID RESPONSE SYSTEM IN TEACHING HOSPITALS: AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT

Author by Dr. Jonathan M. Dangana

Journal/Publisher: International Journal Of Nursing, Midwife And Health Related Cases

Volume/Edition: 35

Language: English

Pages: 11 - 20

Abstract

In recent times, diverse challenges have been faced in the health sector, part of
this include the response of health personnel or officials to an emergency situation. This has
been a major bridge between the health care personnel and the victimized individual which
has therefore aimed at GPS positioning, and to ensure efficiency of services. A cross – sectional
study design was used to examine the knowledge, attitude and perception of medical personnel
on the use of Rapid response system in Babcock University Teaching Hospital. This research
work was carried out among 174 nurses and 122 medical doctors. The study is descriptive in
nature and involved 150 participants. Data were collected with the use of pre-tested
questionnaire and analysed using simple percentage. The result revealed that the medical
personnel possess high knowledge, positive attitude and good perception of the use of Rapid
response system in Babcock University Teaching Hospital. It was concluded that that Babcock
University Teaching Hospital is ready to use the Rapid response system and they are willing
to learn more about Rapid response system and put it into practice.

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