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Research Article

Vital Signs Directed Therapy for the Critically Ill: Improved Adherence to the Treatment Protocol Two Years after Implementation in an Intensive Care Unit in Tanzania

Table 1

Danger signs and associated actions that were included in the analysis of adherence.

Danger signAction(s)

Conscious level (Glasgow coma scale 3–8)Endotracheal intubation
Respiratory rate (<8 or >30 breaths per minute)Initiation/increase of oxygen therapy
Oxygen saturation (<90%)
Heart rate (<40 or >130 beats per minute)Administration of 500 ml intravenous ringer lactate or normal saline
Systolic blood pressure (<90 mmHg)

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