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Table 2 Frequency of critical events in 431 observed patients

From: Quality of inter-hospital transportation in 431 transport survivor patients suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome referred to specialist centers

Critical events Total (n)
Patient-related  
 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 3
 Accidental extubation 2
 Hypoxia (SpO2 < 85% over at least 5 min) 30
 Hypotension (systolic blood pressure < 80 mmHg over at least 5 min) 7
Technology-related  
 Equipment problems (thereof: respirator/syringe pump/others) 5 (3/1/1)
 Transportation vehicle change necessary 3
Transportation delay  
 Occurred transportation delaya (thereof: weather-/staff-related problems/others) 9 (3/1/5)
  1. aSurvey of transport physician by receiving physician