SICM - Rapid Response Systems Chapter (RRS)

SICM - Rapid Response Systems Chapter(RRS)

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SICM - RSS Chapter Committee 

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Society of Intensive Care Medicine (Singapore)
c/o Ace:Daytons Direct (International) Pte Ltd
2 Leng Kee Road
#04-01 Thye Hong Centre
Singapore 159086

Tel: (+65) 6379 5263 / 6379 5260



A/Prof Augustine Tee
Changi General Hospital

Dr Faheem Ahmed Khan
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Dr Chua Wei Ling
National University of Singapore


Ms Joanna Phone Ko
Singapore General Hospital

Ms Lim Xin Ling
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Rapid Respond Systems Participation in APICS (2020 – 2023)

APICS 2020 – Asia Pacific Intensive Care Symposium, 24 – 25 Oct 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic saw the congress converted to its 1st virtual symposium. Following on from iSRRS2019, the Chapter of RRS helmed a track on 24 Oct 2020 themed “The evolution of rapid response in the face of COVID-19”. Chair: Dr Augustine Tee.

Prof Hong Sang Bum (Asan Medical Center, South Korea): “Decreasing collateral damage from COVID-19”.

Dr Roshni Gokhale (Changi General Hospital, Singapore): “Resuscitation simulation training in full PPE and isolation rooms”.

Dr Toh Han (Woodlands Health, Singapore): “Triage and monitoring in Singapore's COVID-19 isolation facilities”.

Ms Clarice Wee (Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore): “How do we ensure deteriorating patients are attended to timely while ensuring the safety of our critical care teams?”.

APICS 2021 – Asia Pacific Intensive Care Symposium, 17 – 19 July 2021

The congress continued as a digital experience. Symposium 10 on 18 July 2021 dedicated to RRS, brought together 3 other speakers from around the world. There were 256 live views recorded during the session. Chair: Dr Augustine Tee.

Dr Daryl Jones (Austin Hospital, Australia): “RRS to save – Real Requirements for a Successful RRS”.

Dr Alex Psirides (Wellington Hospital, New Zealand): “RRS to comfort – Restoring Rest for the Soul”.

Prof Alison Fox-Robichaud (McMaster University, Canada): “RRS to teach – Re-educating Residents Safely”.

Dr Augustine Tee (Changi General Hospital, Singapore): “RRS to collaborate – Rapid Rescue in Singapore”.

APICS 2022 – Asia Pacific Intensive Care Symposium, 20 – 22 August 2022.

This year the symposium returned to a live meeting. Session 24 on Sunday 21 August 2022 was dedicated to Rapid Response Systems. The theme centered around nursing in Rapid Response Systems. Chair: Dr Augustine Tee.

Dr Fenella Gill (Perth Children’s Hospital, Australia): “Family Involvement in recognising clinical deterioration in their child and communicating concerns to health professionals”.

Ms Joanna Phone Ko (Singapore General Hospital, Singapore): “The multi-tiered training and development of an RRT Nurse – the SGH experience”.

Dr Chua Wei Ling (Alice Lee School of Nursing, NUS, Singapore): “General ward nurses’ attitudes towards recognising, escalating and managing deteriorating patients”.

APICS 2023 – Asia Pacific Intensive Care Symposium, 18 – 20 August 2023.

Chapter of Rapid Response Systems continued its annual participation in this scientific conference by helming session 24 on Sunday 20 August 2023. Chairs: Dr Augustine Tee and Dr Jolin Wong.

Dr Daryl Jones (Austin Hospital, Australia): “The Rapid Response System – More than just the team”.

Dr Alex Psirides (Wellington Hospital, New Zealand): “The National Programme for Patient Deterioration in Aotearoa New Zealand”.

Dr Faheem Ahmed Khan (Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore): “Automated Technology and Rapid Response: Is it the Way Forward?”.