Executive Summary: Opioid-Induced Ventilatory Impairment (OIVI): Time for a change in the Monitoring Strategy for Postoperative PCA Patients
APSF has produced a 7-minute long Executive Summary video of the APSF-sponsored conference, Opioid-Induced Ventilatory Impairment (OIVI): Time for a change in the Monitoring Strategy for Postoperative PCA Patients, held in Phoenix, AZ on June 08, 2011. The intended audience is everyone who cares for patients receiving opioids in the postoperative period.
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APSF believes 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 since it was first addressed by APSF in 2006. With this background, APSF sponsored its second one-day conference on this topic bringing together 136 stakeholders from diverse backgrounds (physicians, nurses, industry representatives, family representatives, pharmacists, hospital administrators, insurers, regulators) to address the following question, Essential Monitoring Strategies to Detect Clinically Significant Drug-Induced Respiratory Depression: Why and How?
The Conclusions and Recommendations from this conference are intended to facilitate detection of clinically significant drug-induced respiratory depression in non-ambulatory adult patients receiving parenteral opioids for management of acute postoperative pain while being cared for in a healthcare facility (a full text of the conference conclusions and recommendations may be found in the Fall 2011 APSF Newsletter)