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You are an important part of your child’s care team. If you are concerned, we are concerned. Nobody knows your child as well as you do. If you think something isn’t right with your child, please talk to a doctor or nurse.
If you are inside the hospital buildings and think a doctor needs to examine your child right away, call the Rapid Response Team (RRT) at extension 3999.
The RRT is a team of specially trained staff members who respond quickly when urgent medical help is needed at the hospital.
Please talk to a St. Jude doctor or nurse if your child is showing signs of distress or you just don’t think they are acting right. After talking to your child’s nurse or doctor, if you are still concerned that your child may be getting worse and needs to be seen now, call the RRT.
Some reasons to call the RRT include:
You, your nurse, or your doctor can call the RRT. The RRT usually arrives within 10 minutes.
The RRT does not take the place of emergency care but can be called when you feel that your child needs help right away. Their goal is to prevent the medical condition from becoming more serious.
Dial extension 3999 from any hospital phone. Or, call 901-595-3999 on your cell phone.
Reviewed: August 2022