In the video, APSF
states that continuous electronic monitoring of oxygenation and ventilation, when combined with traditional nursing assessment and vigilance, will greatly decrease the likelihood of unrecognized, life threatening, opioid induced respiratory impairment.
Nevertheless, the recommendation resulting from this workshop, and reiterated in a later APSF
Newsletter (2), was that oxygen saturation should be routinely measured on a continuous basis as well as ventilation in all patients receiving IV-PCA or neuraxial opioids (1,2), or serial doses of other parenteral opioids (1).
We need a complete paradigm shift in how we approach safer care for postoperative patients receiving opioids," APSF
This system, including the new recently FDA approved SARA software (Smart Alarm Respiratory Analysis) that safely reduces alarms by 55%, is the first responder to the recommendations of the APSF
Medication Safety Conference, Spring 2010.
In October 2006 the APSF
conference set as a goal that no patient should be harmed by opioid-induced ventilatory depression in the postoperative period.
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Featuring an innovative adhesive sensor with an integrated acoustic transducer that is easily and comfortably applied to the patient's neck, RRa helps to meet APSF
guidelines for monitoring post-operative patients.
Hamilton, a licensed attorney, previously split his time at APSF
as a high yield trader and legal analyst responsible for the firm's analysis and interpretation of bankruptcy and litigation scenarios.
Scott Kelley, MD, Aspect's medical director, commented on the study and the APSF
Moreover, in 2011, APSF
reiterated that clinically significant drug-induced respiratory depression(oxygenation and/or ventilation) in the postoperative period remains a serious patient safety risk that continues to be associated with significant morbidity and mortality.
Masimo SafetyNet facilitates appropriate early clinical response to preempt sentinel events and avoid unnecessary ICU transfers while helping meet Joint Commission, APSF
, and ASA guidelines for patient safety.