Respiratory Compromise: Common, Costly, Deadly

Nearly 30% of post-operative patients and up to 7% of all Medicare patients will suffer from respiratory compromise.([FOOTNOTE=Linde-Zwirble WL, Bloom JD, Mecca RS, Hansell DM. Postoperative pulmonary complications in adult elective surgery patients in the US: severity, outcome and resources use. Crit Care Med. 2010;14: P210.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Agarwal SJ, Erslon MG, Bloom JD. Projected incidence and cost of respiratory failure, insufficiency and arrest in Medicare population, 2019. Abstract presented at Academy Health Congress, June 2011.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) Evidence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a contributing factor in 40% of respiratory depression claims.([FOOTNOTE=Lee LA, Domino KB. Factors associated with postoperative respiratory depression: from the ASA closed claims analysis. ASA Newsletter. 2013;77(5):34-36.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

The Respiration Rate* parameter, when used with SpO2, the Nellcor™ Saturation Pattern Detection (SPD) Alert, and Nellcor™ SatSeconds Alarm Management technology, provides a complete assessment of a patient’s oxygenation and respiration. This comprehensive at-a-glance view of a patient’s respiratory status and use of a single sensor allow clinicians to better manage their time and workflow, while supporting the clinicians’ commitment to better patient care and faster recovery.

  • *Respiration Rate parameter is offered as a software upgrade to the NellcorTM Bedside Respiratory Patient Monitoring System, PM100N.