National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
National Association of EMS Physicians
National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care
Physician Patient Alliance for Health & Safety
Society of Anesthesia & Sleep Medicine
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Society of Hospital Medicine
The Respiratory Compromise Institute defines respiratory compromise as "a potentially life threatening state of unstable respiratory health." Respiratory Compromise "is a gradual, subtle imbalance in patient response that encompasses respiratory failure and arrest, with symptoms that manifest differently in each patient."
Dr. Vender believes that "there's been a lack of understanding of how to monitor better, or to recognize better, those patients at-risk." He encourages clinicians to do "a better job of monitoring and understanding the drugs we use in those patients at risk, so we can reduce these complications."
During the podcast, Dr. Vender discussed similarities with early stages of the campaign to raise awareness about sepsis:
"No different than when the Surviving Sepsis Campaign was developed for sepsis managed. Irrespective of one's perception of the materials provided or the evidence based medicine used, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign markedly increased clinician awareness of the problem for earlier diagnosis, much more acute intervention. And, today, whatever studies we look at the vast majority, even the control groups, for routine care have been markedly better as far as morbidity/mortality than the control groups of studies years gone by. And the reason for that is really just increased better care but more understanding and more awareness. Not necessarily a mandate of what to do."
To read a transcript of the interview, please click here.
About Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety
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