Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams: Overview and Potential Impact of a Multidisciplinary Treatment Algorithm

Timothy C. Huber, Aditya Sharma, Luke Wilkins

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Abstract

Pulmonary embolism (PE), specifically submassive and massive, can be life threatening. Pulmonary embolism response teams (PERTs) are being developed across the country to facilitate rapid diagnosis and appropriate triage and provide rapid personalized treatment to reduce early cardiopulmonary decompensation and mortality. Early results are promising and demonstrate improved patient outcomes. Providers treating patients with PE should be familiar with PERT methodology to improve the diagnosis and treatment of PE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-210
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Radiology Nursing
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Interventional radiology
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary embolism response team
  • Venous intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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