Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

Factors Related to Postoperative Respiratory Depression

by Bradley T. Truax, MD

(The Truax Group consults with hospitals to improve patient safety and procedures.)

Two of our most frequent topics have been opioid-induced postoperative respiratory depression and perioperative obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). See the extensive list of our prior columns at the end of today’s column. This past month there have been a number of significant articles pertinent to both conditions. Read More