Navigation Links
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety: Monitoring the High-Acuity Patient: Does Risk Stratification Increase or Decrease Patient Safety?
Date:7/12/2012

postoperative opioids, and the consensus opinion was that opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD) remains a significant and preventable threat to patient safety for which institutions must have zero tolerance. 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.

Unrecognized postoperative respiratory failure that results in cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) is a daily occurrence at healthcare facilities across the United States. Since CPA results in death or anoxic brain injury in the majority of cases, these events have been termed "Failure to Rescue (FTR)". FTR is the first and third most common patient safety-related adverse events affecting the Medicare population in U.S. hospitals, accounting for 113 events per 1,000 at-risk patient admissions. Moreover, fifty percent of Code Blue events involve patients receiving opioid analgesia.[1]

Postoperative patients usually receive opioid analgesia by patient-controlled analgesia (PCA). PCA has become part of accepted medical practice and is generally considered more effective and safer than conventional IM (Intramuscular) injection of opioids.

However, as Dr. Overdyk explains, "conventional PCA monitoring by nurses at the bedside fail to detect frequent episodes of slow breathing (bradypnea) and desaturation that continuous electronic monitoring have revealed."[2] 

The current standard of care for postoperative monitoring typically require vital signs and less commonly a SpO2 value, initially at 30-min intervals, but thereafter at intervals as far as 2–4 h apart. As recent

SOURCE Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety: Monitoring Technology for PCA Pumps Can Prevent Adverse Events: So Why Are Hospitals Not Using It?
2. Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and MedAvante Announce Alliance
3. Bacterin International Signs Its Fourth National GPO Contract with the Premier healthcare alliance
4. The UCB-Harvard Research Alliance Expands and Moves Forward
5. Nonin Medicals Tissue Oximetry System Recognized at Premier Healthcare Alliance Innovation Celebration
6. Premier healthcare alliance honors Atrium Medical Corporation for operational excellence
7. Elekta and The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital Sign Strategic Alliance to Further Cancer Research
8. Rittal Corp. Joins the HP ProActive Insight Architecture Alliance
9. UBM Canon, the Global MedTech Authority, Announces Strategic Alliance with ITG Market Research, a Preeminent Industry Research Organization
10. Amendia, Inc. and Medline Industries, Inc. Announce Investment and Strategic Business Alliance
11. PDR and the iHealth Alliance Announce New Drug Safety Certification for EHRs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/1/2015)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... from payers for its high price but manufacturer Gilead ... programs, strategic worldwide pricing, and effective public relations campaigns. ... and promise of less severe side effects propelled the ... quarter of 2014, the therapy,s first quarter on the ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... N.J. , May 1, 2015 CANTEL MEDICAL ... A. Krakauer , Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at ... the Encore at the Wynn in Las Vegas, ... May 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET. In ... the day. An audio webcast will be ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... , May 01, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "US ACO IT Spending Outlook 2018" ... that number of lives covered by ACO would grow ... this report, the ACO IT spending has been studied ... on software and spending on services. Our research provides ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Study Examines Success Lessons of Sovaldi's and Harvoni's Blockbuster Launches 2United States ACO IT Spending Outlook 2014-2018 2
... 2011 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today ... labels that include a new standardized format to improve ... differentiation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) ... container labels for 16 solid oral drug products regulated ...
... Unity Management Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: UYMG) "UNITY" (or ... in Physician and Hospital Practice Management, Business Services, ... Calibration, Data Acquisition, and Equipment Distribution. ... (MCC) Metropolitan Computing Corporation has completed 5 major ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Approves Redesigned Labels for Some Merck Drugs 2Unity Management Group, MCC Announce Increased Contracts and Major Installations at US and South American Pharmaceutical Companies 2Unity Management Group, MCC Announce Increased Contracts and Major Installations at US and South American Pharmaceutical Companies 3
(Date:5/2/2015)... (PRWEB) May 03, 2015 As one ... of the prestigious Safety and Health Achievement and Recognition ... honored to be chosen by the Illinois Department of ... has achieved and maintained SHARP certification by the Occupational ... 2006, as Essentra has continued to meet or exceed ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... 2015 Vancouver fencing company, QS Fencing, has ... advice to prospective clients related to their questions on railings ... railings around their decks and patios. While that seems like ... up once the person rolls up their sleeve to start ... railing in finding a gate that matches it. , Instead ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... Viejo, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2015 ProText ... exclusively for use in Final Cut Pro X. ProText ... for use in Final Cut Pro X . ... single keyframe with Pixel Film Studios' ProText Kinetic 2. , ... Start by staggering two ProText Kinetic presets in the ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... (PRWEB) May 02, 2015 We are ... The Delray Recovery Center as one of the Top ... known in the addiction treatment field for their ethics ... to innovate and to continue their educational efforts. The ... workplace environment, never forgetting their purpose – to help ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... 2015 On Tuesday April 7th, the ... gathered to celebrate improvements in patient care. In 2014 ... (RVHP), had zero acquired ventilator associated infections, zero central ... ELCH was also recently named a Top Performer by ... ELCH credited the teamwork of staff from all departments ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Essentra Specialty Tapes is Selected to Host Gov. Rauner and the Workers' Memorial Day Celebration 2Health News:Essentra Specialty Tapes is Selected to Host Gov. Rauner and the Workers' Memorial Day Celebration 3Health News:Professional Staff at QS Fencing Company Now Provides Advice on Railings and Gates 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios Announced the Release of Protext Kinetic 2 for FPCX. 2Health News:The Delray Recovery Center Named 2015 Top Workplace 2Health News:East Liverpool City Hospital Celebrates Patient Care Improvements 2
... ... FAB-HOMES ™, a green home design studio based in Vancouver, Canada, is ... market. Fab-homes™ showcases a selection of modern, European dwellings planned along the ... 90% less energy for heating, cooling and building operation than a standard ...
... Dedicated ... ... mHealth Alliance today announced that it and the GSM Association will deliver a day-long ... the 2010 GSMA Mobile World Congress. A series of high-level presentations and seminar ...
... , The American Red Cross ... PHILADELPHIA , Feb. 11 Wednesday,s blizzard-like conditions ... Penn-Jersey Region.  The American Red Cross expected to see 1,300 ... drives were cancelled. , (Logo:   http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081216/DC52619LOGO  ) ...
... , ... make a $10 donation , WASHINGTON , ... phone users have made $10 donations to the American Red Cross ... 90999, raising a record-shattering $32 million in mobile giving for the ...
... MIAMI , Feb. 11 When the last school ... be putting down their pencils and papers in favor of video ... a price. That,s because children may be picking up something a ... the waistline. With a summertime stash of Explorer,s Bounty,s Gallop-A-Loozas line ...
... ... health care costs and improved health , ... Washington and San Francisco, CA (Vocus) February 11, 2010 -- The Integrated ... Lafarge North America Inc. with the IBI/NBCH Healthy Workforce Productivity Award at their ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:FAB-HOMES™ Presents First Passive House Collection 2Health News:FAB-HOMES™ Presents First Passive House Collection 3Health News:mHealth Alliance Works in Partnership with GSMA to Expand Discussion of Mobile Health at 2010 Mobile World Congress 2Health News:mHealth Alliance Works in Partnership with GSMA to Expand Discussion of Mobile Health at 2010 Mobile World Congress 3Health News:Local Blood Supply Impacted by Wednesday's Severe Snow Storm 2Health News:Local Blood Supply Impacted by Wednesday's Severe Snow Storm 3Health News:Red Cross Raises More Than $32 Million Via Mobile Giving Program 2Health News:Red Cross Raises More Than $32 Million Via Mobile Giving Program 3Health News:Red Cross Raises More Than $32 Million Via Mobile Giving Program 4Health News:Red Cross Raises More Than $32 Million Via Mobile Giving Program 5Health News:Red Cross Raises More Than $32 Million Via Mobile Giving Program 6Health News:Explorer's Bounty Puffed Fruit Snacks Helping Parents Battle Summer Obesity 2Health News:Lafarge North America Recognized by IBI and NBCH for Health & Productivity Leadership 2Health News:Lafarge North America Recognized by IBI and NBCH for Health & Productivity Leadership 3
Anatomically designed 3 cervical foam collar...
One-piece rigid cervical collar is designed to fit securely around the neck and mandible to provide immobilization and support of the cervical region...
This model utilizes the Malibu Soft Cervical Collar with a Thoracic Extension....
Model C-10 is a four post cervical orthosis which controls flexion, extension, lateral flexion, rotation, and axial motion. Each post may be individually adjusted in height....
Medicine Products: