Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

AORN Poster Presentation: Unrecognized Opioid Induced Respiratory Depression and PCA Safety Checklist

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) recently presented a poster presentation at the 60th Congress of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN).

This poster discussed the problem of opioid-induced respiratory depression, particularly regarding patient-controlled analgesia (PCA). As well, the presentation focused on the place of the recently released PCA Safety Checklist in addressing opioid warnings expressed by The Joint Commission in its Sentinel Event Alert of safe use of opioids in hospitals. Read More