Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

Should all patients after surgery be continuous electronic monitored?

by Michael Wong

Do you think that all patients after surgery should be monitored?

In the recent survey on ASA Standards and APSF Recommendations, 90% said “YES” (agreed) that “continuous electronic monitoring of oxygenation and ventilation should be available and considered for all patients”. This monitoring “would reduce the likelihood of unrecognized clinically significant opioid-induced depression of ventilation in the postoperative period.” Read More