Respiratory Compromise Institute Extends Application Deadline for Proposals on Respiratory Failure Leading to Critical Illness or Death

Jan 13, 2016, 08:15 ET from Respiratory Compromise Institute

VIENNA, Va., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Respiratory Compromise Institute (RCI) has 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.

To provide researchers more time to complete their applications, RCI today announced that the time for application submission has been extended to 5pmET on February 1, 2016.

Further details on 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.

About Respiratory Compromise Institute

The Respiratory Compromise Institute (RCI) is a a non-profit 501(c)(3) 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. For more about RCI, please go to

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