Identifying Postoperative Respiratory Compromise: Comprehensive Assessment of Ventilation and Oxygenation

This program is accredited for 1.0 contact hours for Registered Nurses and Respiratory Therapists. In order to take this test and receive your certificate, after viewing this video, please go to http://www.saxetesting.com/init register, and answer the questions and survey. Upon successful completion, you may print out your certificate.

Description

There is compelling evidence that continuous monitoring of the respiratory function has a significant impact on clinical outcomes and cost of care. Although ventilation and oxygenation are different physiologically, it is recommended that they be monitored together and continuously to prevent postoperative respiratory compromise.

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Learning Objectives

1. Describe the indications for respiratory monitoring

2. Compare and contrast currently available monitoring techniques

3. Review evidence-based recommendations on respiratory monitoring

Continuing Education for Physicians, Nurses, and Respiratory Therapists

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of SynAptiv and Saxe Healthcare Communications. SynAptiv is accredited by ACCME for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢. Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care. This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider Saxe Healthcare Communications approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.

 

Support for this educational activity from Medtronic