PE Response Team (PERT)
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)
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