What is respiratory compromise?

Respiratory compromise is a decline in respiratory function that if left unaddressed will likely lead to respiratory failure or death.([FOOTNOTE=Morris TA, Gay PC, MacIntyre NR, et al. Respiratory Compromise as a New Paradigm for the Care of Vulnerable Hospitalized Patients. Respiratory care. 2017;62(4):497-512.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

Identifying at-risk patients

Learn more about the Prediction of Opioid-induced Respiratory Depression in Patients Monitored by Capnography (PRODIGY) study on identifying patients at risk for respiratory compromise.

Impact of respiratory compromise

Failure of detection and prevention of respiratory compromise is associated with significant human and economic toll.([FOOTNOTE=Lee LA, Caplan RA, Stephens LS, et al. Postoperative opioid-induced respiratory depression: a closed claims analysis. Anesthesiology. 2015;122(3):659-665.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])



Detecting and preventing respiratory compromise

Focusing on detection and subsequent prevention is key to reducing the impact of respiratory compromise.3,4,([FOOTNOTE=Quach JL, Downey AW, Haase M, Haase-Fielitz A, Jones D, Bellomo R. Characteristics and outcomes of patients receiving a medical emergency team review for respiratory distress or hypotension. Journal of critical care. 2008;23(3):325-331.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

Learning Path

Respiratory Compromise

This series of videos and educational resources proivides a structured curriculum to guide you through respiratory compromise.

Through this pathway you will learn about:

  • Capnography basics
  • Applications of capnography in different care settings
  • Featured accredited opportunities