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Postoperative Opioid-induced Respiratory Depression

Lee, L.A.; Caplan, R.A.; Stephens, L.S.; Posner, K.L.; Terman, G.W.; Voepel-Lewis, T.; Domino, K.B.

Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: March 2016 - Volume 36 - Issue 1 - p 2–3
doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000479472.91409.5b
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(Anesthesiology. 2015; 122:659–665)

Postoperative opioid-induced respiratory depression can cause brain damage and death in the perioperative period. The Joint Commission, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation all suggest that the negative outcomes related to respiratory depression are preventable.

Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

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