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Post-op capnography monitoring

Moses, Margarie, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CNOR

doi: 10.1097/01.NME.0000542478.84184.83
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Early identification of opioid-induced respiratory depression is a collaborative effort that requires the dedication of the healthcare team to increase patient safety outcomes.

Early identification of opioid-induced respiratory depression is a collaborative effort that requires the dedication of the healthcare team to increase patient safety outcomes.

Margarie Moses is an Advanced Practice Clinical Nurse Specialist at Extended Care Services in Fort Wayne, Ind., and a Nursing Instructor at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Ind.

Acknowledgments: The author would like to thank Diane Robaska, Nurse Informatics Specialist, for her assistance with the surgery electronic medical record log sheets; Ramey Seifert, Critical Care Nurse Specialist, for her assistance with the rapid assessment team logs; Andrew Belting, Pharmacy Informatics System Analyst, for his assistance with the naloxone dispense reports; and Dr. Tim Erdel for help with editing this manuscript.

The author has disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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