This piece is a listener generated question and answer session from EBPOM 2020. Although it works as a stand alone piece it relates directly to this talk here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/ebpom-2020-london-prediction-of-opioid-induced-respiratory-depression-on-the-general-care-floor-does-surveillance-monitoring-help/

Some of the questions considered include: How much do you think partial / inadequate neuromuscular blockade reversal, contributes to post pulmonary complications, perhaps in combination with opioids? Why as a group would we prefer to save money by avoiding sugammadex to reverse rocuronium to ensure complete reversal? Lack of reversal more than an issue? If you did a pre op sleep study on these patients, would you not find similar frequencies of desaturation? Is it just monitoring sleep? Should all wards have the capability for continuous monitoring?

Presented by Monty Mythen and Desiree Chappell with their guests, Ashish Khanna, Associate Professor, Section Head for Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Section on Critical Care Medicine,Wake Forest School of Medicine, Frank Overdyk, Professor of Anaesthesiology, Charleston, South Carolina, Leif Saager, Executive Vice Chair of the Department of anesthesiology in Germany at the University of Nottingham.

There’s more from Frank Overdyk here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/11813-2/