Transfer to Higher Level of Care

Friday, January 23, 2009 at 1:44:56 PM

The Medical Executive Committee approved guidelines for patients who are hypotensive with BP consistently below 80 and are not responding to normal fluid resuscitation. The first step would be to call an intensivist or cardiologist consult. If after 4 hours the patients still isnít responding to treatment, there would be an automatic transfer to a higher level of care. These guidelines were developed as the result of a DOH reportable case.

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