The Rapid Response Nurse (RRN) of the Nursing and Patient Care Services in VA San Diego Healthcare System is primarily located in VA Medical Center, La Jolla, CA. The Rapid Response Nurse (RRN) is a member of the Rapid Response Team (RRT) who provides rapid response to hospital patients exhibiting objective or subjective signs of clinical instability. The Rapid Response Nurse will utilize their clinical expertise to identify patients to prevent adverse clinical outcomes including cardiac arrest and death. The position may also provide direct care, collaborate with patients, families, peers, physicians and other members of the health care team in the delivery of health care services. The two main functions of the rapid response system are as follows: Recognition of urgent patient needs and
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