Monitoring for Respiratory Compromise

This 10-question survey looks at what nurses think about continuous monitoring practices. It has been sent to nurses throughout the United States.

Completion of the survey implies your informed consent to participate. Responses are entirely confidential and no identifiable information needs to be provided. Your email address will not be retained following completion of the study, unless you specifically request a report of the findings by providing contact information in Question 10.

By completing this survey, you will have a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and receive a copy of the survey report if you complete Question 10. The winner will be chosen randomly from those who complete the survey and provide contact information in Question 10.

Please complete the survey by Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - at which time the survey results will begin to be analyzed and the winner of the $100 Amazon gift card selected.

The survey costs are supported by Medtronic (www.medtronic.com) and EarlySense (www.earlysense.com). Survey questions, interpretation and dissemination of findings are solely the responsibility of PPAHS.

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* 1. Please tell us about yourself:

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* 2. Which best describes your primary work focus?

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* 3. Which best describes your primary work setting?

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* 4. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, respiratory compromise is the third most rapidly increasing hospital inpatient cost in the United States, with $7.8 billion spent on respiratory compromise in US hospitals in 2007. Respiratory compromise increases patient mortality rates by over 30 percent and increases hospital and ICU stays by almost 50 percent.

“Respiratory compromise” has been defined as a state in which there is a high likelihood of decompensation into respiratory failure or death, but for which specific interventions (enhanced monitoring or therapies) might prevent or mitigate decompensation.

Do you believe that this is an accurate description of respiratory compromise?

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* 5. To reduce the risk of respiratory compromise, it would be helpful to (please check all that apply):

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* 6. The priority areas for efforts to reduce respiratory comprise are (please choose at most three areas):

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* 7. Hospitalized patients who should be continuously electronically monitored include (please check all that apply):

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* 8. I believe that more patients would be continuously electronically monitored if (please check all that apply):

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* 9. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidance, “Requirements for Hospital Medication Administration, Particularly Intravenous (IV) Medications and Post-Operative Care of Patients Receiving IV Opioids” recommends “at a minimum” that hospitals “have adequate provisions for immediate post-operative care, to emphasize the need for post-operative monitoring of patients receiving IV opioid medications, regardless of where they are in the hospital.” Do you believe that to satisfy this CMS guidance, clinicians should (please choose all that you believe should apply):

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* 10. If you would like to receive a copy of the summary report of this survey and be entered for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card, please enter your contact information:

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