Seminar: Respiratory Compromise: Capnography Performance Improvement

June 19, 2017

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Attend this fascinating Patient Safety Seminar to learn why and how Barton Health expanded the use of capnography outside the OR to the following areas: Orthopedics, Medical-Surgical, Intensive Care, Post Anesthesia Care Units, Interventional Radiology, Emergency Department, and Gastrointestinal Lab.

In all of these areas, capnography is used on all patients on PCAs and all patients meeting the following criteria:

  • Patients receiving both opioids and sedatives
  • Patients on medication stacking
  • Patients receiving moderate sedation
  • Patients with sleep apnea
  • Pediatric patients (ages 1 to 27) receiving opioids
  • Post-surgical patients with the first 5 to 24 hours.

Join this seminar and hear the many lessons learned as Barton Health moved to this level of expansion.


  • Christine O'Farrell, BSN, CPHQ, CPHRM, Director of Quality Management, Barton Healthcare System
  • Dawn M. Evans, MSN, RN, PHN, CPPS, Patient Safety Officer, Barton Health
  • Mary Kay Sennings, RRT, Pulmonary Services Manager, Barton Health

Who Should Attend

Members of multi-disciplinary teams at healthcare delivery organizations, especially nurses, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, physicians, respiratory therapists, healthcare technology professionals, biomedical and clinical engineers, patient safety managers, and risk managers; all those concerned with overcoming the problem of “failure to rescue.”


Complimentary seminar, no registration fees required.

If you are unable to attend this seminar, the slide presentation and recording will be available on the AAMI Foundation’s National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids website.

About the National Coalition

This effort is unlike past initiatives in that the goal is to establish the business case—demonstrating strong financial justification and improved patient outcomes—and to educate and encourage hospitals to adopt continuous monitoring for all patients on parenteral opioids. Vast knowledge is being generated by monitoring efforts; the coalition is instrumental in compiling information and disseminating it, with the ultimate goal of making patients safer worldwide.

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Thank you Industry Partners!

The AAMI Foundation expresses its gratitude to the industry partners listed below for providing financial support in order to make this Patient Safety Seminar series, as well as all of the deliverables from the National Coalition free of charge to all participants. The seminars do not contain commercial content and any industry speakers were selected for their topic expertise by the AAMI Foundation. None of the supporting organizations of the series were involved in any way in seeking, discussing, or otherwise participating in these partnership agreements. All of the costs of the seminar series were managed by the AAMI Foundation.

Diamond:  BD, Connexall, ICU Medical, Masimo, Medtronic

Platinum: Sotera Wireless, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Sotera Wireless

Gold: EarlySense, GE Healthcare

Bronze:  Bernoulli, San Diego Patient Safety Council