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The over-sedation of patients receiving pain medication, and the resulting adverse effects such as respiratory failure, has received increased scrutiny from patient safety advocates and from the medical community itself. In fact, a recent Veterans of Health administration analysis revealed that 60% of adverse events caused by the over-sedation of patients receiving pain medication through infusion pumps could have been prevented with the use of capnography monitoring.
Separately, these documents provide a host of valuable information that can help educate and inform. Taken together, they can help you make good decisions for your hospital and your patients.
If you are interested in learning more about capnography and ventilation monitoring, the Learning Center can help.