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Faces of Respiratory Compromise

Respiratory Compromise can strike people of all ages— often from relatively ‘safe’ procedures. And the consequences can be tragic when proper precautions aren't taken. 

Thousands of patients have been impacted by RC.

Click here to read a few of their stories. You can also learn about the tragic story of Leah Coufal — and recommendations for preventing RC — in this video from the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation.

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TOPIC: Respiratory Compromise

About the Author

Greg Spratt BS RRT CPFT is a respiratory therapist and former Director of Market Development at Medtronic. Greg has over 25 years’ clinical experience working with respiratory compromise across the healthcare continuum, has published articles in numerous pulmonary journals and periodicals, and presented internationally on improving solutions for patients with breath difficulties.

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