Table 3

Other relevant characteristics of patients with RRS activation on the haemodialysis unit (N=107)

Variablen (%)
Primary service at time of code event
 General internal medicine49 (46)
 Transplant surgery12 (11)
 Renal medicine8 (7)
 Cardiology8 (7)
 Vascular surgery5 (5)
 Other (general surgery, plastic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, cardiac surgery, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, pulmonary medicine, family medicine, thoracic surgery, urology, geriatrics or critical care medicine)25 (24)
Was the haemodialysis session stopped or postponed after RRS activation?
 Yes78 (73)
 No5 (5)
 Not applicable (dialysis never started or already completed)24 (22)
Triage after event
 Transfer to intensive care unit75 (70)
 Transfer to monitored bed17 (16)
 Transfer back to original inpatient unit11 (10)
 Transfer to operating room2 (2)
 Death during event2 (2)
Patient status upon arrival to haemodialysis unit
 Unstable (meeting one or more code criteria during first vital signs check on haemodialysis unit)24 (22)
 Stable83 (78)
When was the code called?
 Before haemodialysis begun12 (11)
 During haemodialysis76 (71)
 After haemodialysis completed19 (18)
  • RRS, rapid response system.