Respiratory rate is the best early indicator of patient deterioration but can be difficult to monitor manually¹. Accurate, consistent measurement and reporting are extremely useful in busy care environments where attending to the most at-risk patients at the right times can be a challenge. The graphic below explores this issue and the impact it has on thousands of patients every day.
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1. Christmas, A. el al. Trauma Intensive Care Unit ‘Bouncebacks’: Identifying Risk Factors for Unexpected Return Admission to the Intensive Care Unit. The American Surgeon, Volume 80, Number 8, August 2014, pp. 778-782(5)
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