Respiratory Compromise Institute Calls for Proposals on Respiratory Failure Leading to Critical Illness or Death

The Respiratory Compromise Institute (RCI) today called for proposals to conduct a structured literature review or meta-analysis of various clinical conditions that pose a moderate to high risk for the development of respiratory failure leading to critical illness or death. The request for applications can be found by going to

Respiratory compromise is the primary antecedent to ‘code blue’, the leading trigger of rapid response calls, and the number one cause of ICU admissions. Respiratory compromise is one of three indicators accounting for 66 percent of all preventable patient safety issues and causes higher mortality rates, longer hospital and ICU stays, and millions of healthcare dollars every year.

Respiratory Compromise consists of respiratory insufficiency, distress, arrest, and failure. Respiratory Compromise is a state in which there is a high likelihood of decompensation into respiratory insufficiency, respiratory failure or death, but in which specific interventions (enhanced monitoring and/or therapies) might prevent or mitigate decompensation.

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is on the advisory committee of the Respiratory Compromise Institute. For a roster of the organizations on the Clinical Advisory Committee, please go to

For more about RCI, please go to

About Respiratory Compromise Institute

The Respiratory Compromise Institute (RCI) is a nonprofit group dedicated to improving patient health and safety by reducing the risk of respiratory compromise in varied settings, including the hospital, nursing home and the home.  RCI brings together a broad-based coalition of organizations, companies, and individuals dedicated to reducing—and eventually eliminating—preventable adverse events and deaths due to respiratory compromise.

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