Respiratory Compromise: How to Reduce ICU Admissions with Capnography

After implementing capnography, one institution saw a 50% reduction in naloxone use for opioid-induced respiratory depression a 79% reduction in transfers to a higher level of care.1

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TOPIC: Respiratory Compromise

Stites M, et al. Continuous Capnography Reduces the Incidence of Opioid-Induced Respiratory Rescue by Hospital Rapid Resuscitation Team. J Patient Saf 2017; epub ahead of print.

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Greg Spratt

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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