Charge nurse got a call from a nursing home last night about a patient transfer. "She's had some shortness of breath for an hour, and when we checked her pulse ox on 2L was 60%. We're sending her to you by 911. Her vitals are decent; BP 166/89, HR 103, RR 16, temp 100.9, and pulse ox 60%."
Charge nurse remarks that her O2 must have come up from 60% if her vitals are okay now.
"Oh no," says nursing home nurse. "They're still 60%, that's why we're sending her."
Face palm. Again.
Lady had raging pneumonia, sepsis, UTI, and probably things we don't know about, like malaria and/or river blindness. And oh yeah, that RR of 16? Try 46 instead.