Oct 03, 2017 | opioid therapy

Opioid Induced Respiratory Depression

 New Tools for Risk Assessment

Opioid induced respiratory depression is associated with over 16,000 deaths in the US each year, and the risks of opioid therapy are not fully understood by many prescribers. Dr. Fudin reviews some of the unanticipated concerns, with a focus on assessing and managing risk for respiratory depression.