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Rapid Response Team

The Rapid Response Team (RRT) is mainly responsible for responding to all Rapid Response System calls at PUH, MUH, Eye and Ear Institute, WPIC, and all surrounding UPMC buildings on the Presbyterian campus. The rapid response team is led by adult CCM intensivists and first year ICU fellow, ICU nurses and respiratory therapists. A dedicated clinical rotation for 1st year fellows provides fellows with an opportunity to gain experience in the evaluation, management and triage of deteriorating patients outside of the ICU environment. Each year, there are over 2000 rapid response team calls including approximately 150 activations for cardiopulmonary arrest. Various specialized teams such as the Difficult Airway Team, Massive Transfusion Alert team, Stroke Team, Cardiac Catheterization Team are also secondarily activated as required. 

Rapid Response Team

Dr. Raghavan Murugan, Medical Director
Dr. Ali Al-Khafaji, Co-Director
Dr. Debjit Saha, Fellow Director

Team Members:  All Adult Intensivists providing clinical care for CCM