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).
Of the methods of assessment looked at by the APSF, those most commonly employed in hospitals as surrogate measures of OIVI are respiratory rate and oxygen saturation; in many centres level of sedation (not included by the APSF) is also monitored.
While the recommendations of the APSF are that continuous measurement of oxygen saturation should be used in order to monitor for OIVI (1,2), oxygen saturation levels may not always be a reliable method of detecting OIVI in the postoperative setting.
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also recommends that continuous monitoring should integrate multiple physiologic parameters to detect clinically significant respiratory changes earlier and more reliably.
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