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Table 5 Critical patient-related adverse events during intra-hospital transports (N = 441 intra-hospital transports evaluated)

From: High incidence of adverse events during intra-hospital transport of critically ill patients and new related risk factors: a prospective, multicenter study in China

Critical patient-related adverse events Transportsa (n) Transports (%)
Total critical P-AEs 146 33.1
Vital sign–related critical P-AEsb 101 22.9
 RR abnormality or more severe 54 12.2
 HR abnormality or more severe 31 7.0
 SBP abnormality or more severe 21 4.7
 SpO2 abnormality or more severe 11 2.5
Arterial blood gas analysis–related critical P-AEsb 66 15.0
 pH abnormality or more severe 2 0.5
 PaO2 abnormality or more severe 30 6.8
 PaCO2 abnormality or more severe 7 1.6
 HCO3 abnormality or more severe 3 0.7
 Lactate level abnormality or more severe 28 6.4
 Glucose level abnormality or more severe 6 1.4
Accidental extubation 1 0.2
Airway obstruction 1 0.2
  1. P-AE patient-related adverse events, RR respiratory rate, HR heart rate, SBP systolic blood pressure, SpO 2 pulse oximetry, PaO 2 partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood, PaCO 2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide in arterial blood, HCO 3 bicarbonate level
  2. aNumber of transports with at least one AE
  3. bDefined as a parameter with more severe abnormality detected (category 2 or worse in Fig. 2)