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The Risk Managers Role in Preventing Opioid Induced Respiratory Compromise

Monday, July 13, 2020 1:00:00 PM

In this presentation, the speaker will:

- Define and explain respiratory compromise, opioid induced respiratory depression, opioid-induced sedation and advancing respiratory depression, opioid stewardship.

- Understand the importance of improving our current Respiratory Compromise prevention paradigms

- Explain the medical-legal trends and issues regarding postoperative respiratory depression claims.

- Describe a risk management strategy to mitigate the threat of opioid induced-respiratory compromise in a postoperative patient.

This continuing education program is sponsored by Covidien LP, a subsidiary of Medtronic, and is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#14189) for 1 contact hour.

This program is awaiting approval for a maximum of 1 contact hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063.

This program has been approved for a total of 1 contact hour of continuing education credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of fellow (FASHRM) and distinguished fellow (DFASHRM) and towards certified professional in healthcare risk management (CPHRM) renewal.

Speaker: Denise (Whiting) Shope

Denise joined RCM&D in 2008 as a Risk Management Consultant. She brings 33 years of extensive healthcare experience, 27 years of which she spent working in healthcare risk management handling risk management issues for tertiary care systems, physician groups, post acute care and enterprise-wide health care delivery systems.  She began her career as a registered staff nurse at Geisinger Medical Center, where she soon advanced to Health System Director of Performance Improvement and Risk Management, and Patient Safety Officer.

She is currently ASHRM’s 2019 past- President. Denise currently sits on ASHRM’s Enterprise Risk Management Task Force and is faculty for ASHRM’s ERM Certificate program and ASHRM’s Healthcare Risk Management Certificate program. She speaks nationally on healthcare enterprise risk management topics. She holds the Designated Fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management and is a Certified Professional Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) designee.

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