The Society of Hospital Medicine developed a guide for Reducing Adverse Drug Events Related to Opioids (RADEO). To better understand the RADEO Guide, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety interviewed its lead author, Thomas W. Frederickson MD, FACP, SFHM, MBA. In this first part of a two-part interview, Dr. Frederickson uncovers some key takeaways from the comprehensive publication. In part one of this interview, he focuses on five key steps to identifying and addressing for patient conditions that pose a greater risk of respiratory depression. To watch the interview with accompanying slides on YouTube, please click here.