Respiratory Compromise is the second leading avoidable patient safety issue in the U.S. and more than 60 percent of arrests brought on by respiratory compromise are potentially avoidable.

Partly due to expanded use of opioids during and after surgery combined with the lack of standardized guidelines among medical specialties, complications from Respiratory Compromise are increasing at a rapid pace.

We have mobilized to define Respiratory Compromise to the medical community and are committed to making advances in the detection and treatment of Respiratory Compromise through heightened research.

Please see our Publications page for research that RCI has conducted on the issue of Respiratory Compromise.