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Respiratory Compromise: Risk Prediction on the General Care Floor

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Opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD), a form of respiratory compromise, is one of the leading avoidable patient safety issue. Respiratory compromise, increases morbidity and mortality as well hospital inpatient costs. This presentation will discuss the results of a recent, multi-center study PRODIGY designed to identify people at high risk for OIRD. Results showed that more than 40% of patients on the general care floor experienced OIRD. The investigators will share an easy-to-use risk prediction tool they developed to identify patients at high risk that can lead to earlier interventions.


#  Continuous oximetry/capnometry monitoring reveals frequent desaturation and bradypnea during patient-controlled analgesia. Anesth Analg.2007;105(2):412–418.


Learning Objectives

  1. Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  2. Discuss current recommendations regarding vital sign surveillance by patient safety and regulatory organizations 

  3. Describe implementation strategy for continuous respiratory monitoring 


Frank Overdyk, MSEE, MD is a Professor of Anesthesiology with an expertise in opioid pharmacology and respiratory depression. He has lectured extensively on this topic as well as patient safety indices, and his passion is to reduce preventable harm from late detection of respiratory compromise of all etiologies, through continuous monitoring of vital signs.

Continuing Education for Physicians, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour. SynAptiv is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 1.0 Class A CE Credits. AANA is an
approved provider 
by the  California Board of Nursing #10862

Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063.

This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032

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