Opioid Safety, Practices & Tips, Respiratory Compromise

“Keep It On” Campaign: 8 Tips for Ensuring Children are Monitored Safely

By Lynn Razzano RN, MSN, ONCC Clinical Nurse Consultant for PPAHS

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety was recently contacted by a mother whose one-year-old baby boy tragically passed away. The boy suffered from leukemia, had a successful bone marrow transplant, and had received fentanyl and methadone. Although monitored with a pulse oximeter, his nurses had difficulty keeping the monitor on his finger (they had used tape), which caused the oximeter to false alarm frequently and the alarms to be turned down. Read More