Respiratory compromise (RC) on the medical/surgical general care floor (GCF) is a common occurrence that may lead to poor outcomes. For example, when patients experience a respiratory rate less than 6, the odds of death are more than 14 times higher.1
TOPIC: Respiratory Compromise
1. Buist M, Bernard S, Nguyen TV, Moore G, Anderson J. Association between clinically abnormal observations and subsequent in-hospital mortality: a prospective study. Resuscitation. 2004;62(2):137–141.
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