Early Detection of Respiratory Depression- Free CE for RT

rdEarly Detection of Respiratory Depression – Respiratory depression (RD) is a feared complication in patients undergoing intravenous or epidural patient-controlled analgesia for the treatment of postoperative pain. Adequate monitoring provides a unique opportunity to clinicians to detect early signs of respiratory depression and significantly reduce the incidence of sentinel events.
Define sedation and opioid-induced respiratory depression (RD).
Discuss the current status of monitoring for RD.
Discuss the impact of procedural sedation and analgesia in the incidence of respiratory depression.
Describe the role of pulse oximetry, capnography, and pulmonary indices in detecting alveolar hypoventilation.

1.0 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists

philips logo

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Respiratory Therapy and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s