Common, Costly and Deadly: Respiratory Compromise 

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Respiratory compromise (RC) is a critical postoperative complication that increases the likelihood of adverse outcomes and the cost of care. Several trials have confirmed that patient observation continues to underestimate the overall incidence of postoperative RC. This CE webinar will review the evidence and provide recommendations for the prevention of RC.

Learning Objectives

1. Define respiratory compromise

2. Describe the overall impact of postoperative respiratory compromise

3. Review the current recommendations to early identification of respiratory compromise that enables clinical decision making.