Skip to main content

How Much Do Adverse Respiratory Events Cost?

Appropriate Monitoring = Improved Outcomes + Decreased Costs

Even minor respiratory events during sedation have significant costs. Appropriate monitoring can improve outcomes for patients and reduce costs through early intervention that may prevent more serious complications.1

Click here to download a free infographic on costs and prevention of adverse events during sedation and click here to review a procedural sedation meta-analysis on respiratory adverse events and costs.

TOPIC: Respiratory Compromise

1. Saunders R, Struys M, Pollock RF, Mestek M, Lightdale JR. Patient safety during procedural sedation using capnography monitoring: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ open. 2017;7(6):e013402.

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.

Profile Photo of Greg Spratt