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Feb 22, 2021

Sedation is a necessary part of managing any patient during and after surgery, but also has well-known risks, including respiratory depression. When it comes to neonates and babies, sedation management is even more complex due to the size of these patients, their underdeveloped systems, and their inability to communicate. These factors not only lead to other short-term risks such as severe respiratory failure, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, hemodynamic failure, necrotizing enterocolitis and longer duration of mechanical ventilation, but studies also show that repeated or lengthy use of sedation can negatively impact baby’s brains, leading to a lifetime of challenges that can include learning disorders, behavioral dysfunction, ADHD and more. 

Join Dr. Achuff as she demonstrates how the team at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) is leveraging bedside data and advanced analytics to reduce short- and long-term risks for these complex patients. Hear how the visual analytics tools developed at TCH have:

  • Reduced opioid exposure by 90%
  • Reduced benzodiazepine exposure by 28%
  • Reduced the number of patients on four or more medications by 50%

Also learn how the visual analytics have been adapted for COVID to enable clinical distancing and virtual rounding to protect care teams and improve both care coordination and patient outcomes. And, find out how TCH is using real-time patient data to create groundbreaking research in the space of hemodynamics, medication management and more.

For a full replay of the webinar with accompanying slides please visit:

Season 1, Episode 5
Aired live on February 2, 2021 at 12:00pm CT
Audio: 10:02