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High Respiratory Rate Alerts Leading to Detection of Pulmonary Embolism and to Timely Activation of RRT

Posted on November 13, 2018
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About the Patient:

An 88 year old male hospitalized for orthopedic surgery.

EarlySense Indication:

On the 4th day of the hospitalization at 6 AM:
High RR alerts (32 Br/min)
and increased HR

Assessment:

Hypotension (84/57 mmHg)
SpO2 was 96%.

Response:

RRT was activated.

Pulmonary embolism was suspected and diagnosed.

Outcome:

The patient was transferred to the ICU to continue monitoring and treatment

 

Surg. Dep., Netherlands