High Respiratory Rate Alerts Leading to Detection of Pulmonary Embolism and to Timely Activation of RRT
An 88 year old male hospitalized for orthopedic surgery.
On the 4th day of the hospitalization at 6 AM:
High RR alerts (32 Br/min)
and increased HR
Hypotension (84/57 mmHg)
SpO2 was 96%.
RRT was activated.
Pulmonary embolism was suspected and diagnosed.
The patient was transferred to the ICU to continue monitoring and treatment
Surg. Dep., Netherlands