Respiration Rate Alerts and Heart Rate Trend Monitoring Leading to Change in Medical Management
A 77 year old female with history of diabetes, CHF and peripheral vascular disease, admitted due to CHF exacerbation, pneumonia, and gangrene of foot, calf and leg.
On the second day of the hospitalization, at 8 AM: High RR alert (32 Br/min) and increased HR.
Trends showed elevated HR.
Chart review revealed that medications had been on hold since previous shift.
Metoprolol and Furosemide were given.
The patient stabilized
Med-Surg Dep., MA, USA