Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise

Surviving Your Hospital Stay: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Launches Fundraising for Patient Safety

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) has launched a patient safety fundraising campaign, “Surviving Your Hospital Stay”.

“Help us ensure patients are receiving the care they deserve! None of these patients went home from hospital,” said Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, PPAHS) referring to the patient stories (shown below) presented at the recent meeting of the National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids. “Yet, all had successful surgeries or were waiting to go home, but tragically they never made it.”

patient images

100 percent of the funds raised go directly towards PPAHS’s efforts to ensure that all patients receiving opioids are continuously electronically monitored with pulse oximetry for oxygenation and with capnography for adequacy of ventilation. This effort will include helping to pass regulations to continuously monitor patients receiving opioids:

  • Development of informative materials (such as, online brochures, videos, and podcasts) directed towards hospitals and medical personnel
  • Contribute to expenses incurred in presenting to, and attending state hospital boards and other regulatory bodies to encourage passing of regulations mandating monitoring of patients receiving opioids
  • Administrative support (production of checklists, whitepapers, and other related needs)

To make a donation to “Surviving Your Hospital Stay”, please go to https://www.crowdrise.com/SurvivingYourHospitalStay/fundraiser/ppahs

PPAHS is a member of the National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids. [Neither the Coalition, AAMI, Co-Convening Organizations, or its Partners are – directly or indirectly – involved with this fund raising.]

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