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Reducing Harm from Respiratory Depression in Non-ICU Patients Through Risk Mitigation and Respiratory Monitoring Guidelines of Care Tool Kit

Reducing Harm from Respiratory Depression in Non-ICU Patients

Available now:   Reducing Harm from Respiratory Depression in Non-ICU Patients Through Risk Mitigation and Respiratory Monitoring Guidelines of Care Tool Kit - PDF Edition - November 2017

The purpose of this tool kit is to provide evidenced-based recommendations and best practices on safe and effective assessment, monitoring, and intervention for patients at risk for unrecognized respiratory depression in a non-ICU environment.

Download, print and share this complete, unabridged PDF edition with your organization.

This work is a product of a California state-wide multidisciplinary group from member hospitals and healthcare systems.   This tool kit was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic. 

It is also available as a dynamic web application that can be viewed on any browser-enabled device.  The digital version allows fast access to critical algorithms within a few screen taps, with frequent updates and commentary on current and emerging best practices.  

Access the Mobile Edition here.

Be sure to bookmark the mobile edition to your device’s desktop so it is available when you need it.

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