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Table 2 Early and late signs of patient deterioration [Adapted from Harrison et al. [38]

From: The impact of web-based and face-to-face simulation on patient deterioration and patient safety: protocol for a multi-site multi-method design

Parameter Early signs Late signs
Oxygen saturation 90–95 % <90 %
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 80–100 or 181–240 <80 or >240
Heart rate 40–49 or 121–140 <40 or >140
Respiratory rate 5–9 or 31–40 <5 or >40
Glasgow coma scale N/A >2 point drop