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Overview

This course discusses postoperative respiratory depression and explains the critical needs for monitoring respiratory activity in postoperative patients. Included are profiles of patients at high risk for respiratory depression: patients taking opioids, morbidly obese patients, and patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

In addition, the course describes the value of implementing evidence-based practice strategies such as continuous noninvasive monitoring for detecting postoperative pulmonary complications.

The Nellcorâ„¢ Bedside Respiratory Patient Monitoring System enables solutions in providing continuous, noninvasive respiration rate monitoring. A brief review of the Nellcorâ„¢ system is provided.