A new study published in the Journal of Critical Care found that occurrences of opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD) on general care floors may be more common than previously documented.1 The PRODIGY study, which included 1,500 patients across 16 sites in the U.S., Europe and Asia, confirmed that OIRD occurred in 46 percent of patients.
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Before the mainstream adoption of today’s digital healthcare technologies, nurses relied much more on their senses, clinical training and instinct to monitor patients. Devices played a secondary role, as an aide to the nurse.
Here is where we get into an issue of semantics. In a forthcoming concept analysis to be published by the HIMSS Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), I argue that clinicians often use the terms ‘monitoring’ and ‘surveillance’ interchangeably.
Just returned from the 2018 American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Congress, in Las Vegas, where we demonstrated the clinical surveillance capabilities of our Bernoulli One™ platform; engaged in energetic conversations with hundreds of respiratory care professionals; and attended a number of in-depth education sessions that drove the advancement of patient quality and safety. Here are the significant takeaways we drew from the Congress.