In a special roundtable discussion hosted February 26-27, 2015 by the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care (NAMDRC), healthcare leaders reviewed and discussed how to reduce the risk of respiratory compromise. Continue reading “Reducing Respiratory Compromise and Depression”
Respiratory compromise is the second-most frequently occurring preventable patient safety issue and causes higher mortality rates, longer hospital and ICU stays, and millions of healthcare dollars every single year. It is the third most rapidly increasing hospital inpatient cost in the United States. Respiratory compromise consists of respiratory insufficiency, distress, arrest, and failure.