Pulmonary Embolism

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PE Response Team (PERT)

Activation Criteria

  • Diagnosed PTE or highly suspected PTE

  • PLUS features of a massive PTE (HD instability, rapidly accelerating respiratory failure)

  • OR features of a submassive PTE (Trop/BNP elevation, right heart strain, RV/LV ratio 1:1 on CT)

Activation Process

  • Call the operator "0" and ask for the "PE Response Team".

  • It will batch page the MICU and CCU fellows and PERT attending on call.

  • The goal is to have care recommendations from the multidiscipinary team within 1 hour.

KEYWORDS: PERT, pulmonary embolism, PTE, PE