Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)

9A Monitoring for Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression

Executive Summary

The Problem Even with significant advances in and availability of continuous monitoring technology, preventable inpatient opioid deaths continue to increase due to lack of prioritization. It has been postulated that nearly 75% of opioid-induced respiratory cases are due to either medication mismanagement (47%) or lack of continuous monitoring (29%), both of

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