Preventing Oversedation Claims with Better Monitoring

Use of moderate to deep sedation is a growing trend during interventional radiology, GI, and other procedures.

One analysis of cases that resulted in patient injuries and deaths concluded that 62% of lawsuits from oversedation were judged to be preventable by better monitoring.1

Click here for a summary of the closed-claims analysis or read the study.

1. Metzner J, Posner KL, Domino KB. et al. The risk and safety of anesthesia at remote locations: the US closed claims analysis. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2009;22(4):502–508.

About the Author

Greg Spratt BS RRT CPFT is a respiratory therapist and former Director of Market Development at Medtronic. Greg has over 25 years’ clinical experience working with respiratory compromise across the healthcare continuum, has published articles in numerous pulmonary journals and periodicals, and presented internationally on improving solutions for patients with breath difficulties.

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