Date of Graduation

Winter 12-11-2020

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


School of Nursing and Health Professions


Rapid Response Narrator Documentation tool in Epic electronic health record (EHR) is used for scribing purposes during a rapid response event. The RN’s are the ones that usually scribe during a rapid response team (RRT) event. This new tool is able to make documentation easier and efficient for nurses. The rapid response documentation tool in Epic has been in place for a little less than six years. This tool allows for the replacement of traditional paper scribing. An additional benefit of the rapid response documentation tool is that it allows for the scribing to be in real time and is up to date on a minute by minute basis. This tool allows for nurses to be able to keep track of medication orders as well as the ability to add any staff that enter the RRT event. Using the Epic tool allows for the nurses to use a one-click method for ordering medications, entering lines and drains, and keeping track of the patient’s vital signs. My group and I which consists of 3 CNL students, were able to assess the nurse competency pre and post mock training using surveys. Nurses were trained on all three shifts which included weekdays and weekends, across three different units which included two medical surgical units and one acute rehabilitation unit. We were able to increase nurse competency in utilizing the Epic Rapid Response Narrator Documentation tool through our one on one training sessions. Further recommendations are to have more frequent training for all RN’s across all units to increase user competency.