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April 26, 2021

In the event that documentation supports that the patient does have a documented rate of zero, and an assisted rate of 18 we can or cannot use the documentation of ZERO for unassisted because of the following in the PTOS book: “Do not enter ‘0’ if controlled rate is entered.”?

You cannot record both a controlled and an uncontrolled rate in PTOS. The idea is that you are capturing the initial vitals. For respiratory rate, you are capturing the initial respiratory rate, which will be either controlled or uncontrolled.

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