rule of five

rule of five2016-11-08T17:51:46+00:00

rule of five 

CRITICAL CARE

A posit in critical care that holds that a patient who has five or more support lines–e.g., NG tube, Foley catheter, central line, TPN drip, ECMO–extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, is in critical condition, should be admitted to the ICU/ITU, and has little chance of long term survival. 

Reference http://www.hospitaldoctor.net/hd_news/hd_news_article.asp?ID=8028&Section=Feature 

 

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