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Table 1 Medical emergency team call criteria or triggers

From: Why don't hospital staff activate the rapid response system (RRS)? How frequently is it needed and can the process be improved?

Airway Respiratory Distress
Threatened Airway
Breathing Respiratory Rate > 30 breaths per minute
Respiratory Rate < 6 breaths per minute
Oxygen Saturation <90% on oxygen
Circulation Blood Pressure < 90 mmHg despite treatment
Pulse Rate > 130 beats per minute
Neurology Decreased level of consciousness
Other Concerned
Need of treatment & prompt help