REMSTARBC.ca Rural Emergency Medicine Simulation Training and Resource - British Columbia
Acute Pulmonary Embolus treatment has been evolving in the urban centers for the past several years,
to the point that some hospitals have 'acute PE' code teams that respond to potential PEs within the hospital.
For rural sites, this is obviously not an option.
So the question is, do rural hospitals have any role in the treatment of any acute, potentially life threatening PE?
The Power Point below explores that question.
Ultimately, treatment is largely dependent on the comfort and confidence of the attending physician.