Must Reads

Top 10 Patient Safety Must Reads – August 2016

We’re saying goodbye to August with a roundup of PPAHS’ most popular posts and tweets of articles we’ve read.

Top Posts

This month’s published content is highlighted by its insightful guest and collaboration posts. For any who have read our content and want to contribute their opinions on matters of patient safety, reach out to us in the comments, on Twitter, or our Contact Page.

Why All Medical Schools Must Incorporate Quality Improvement and Patient Safety into Their Curriculums. This guest post by Molly Siegel, medical student at Boston University School of Medicine, speaks to the importance of training clinicians on patient safety awareness from day one.

5 Key Learnings to Create a Culture of Patient Safety with Capnography: An Interview With Peggy Lange, RT. St. Cloud Hospitals’ Director of the Respiratory Care Department, Peggy Lange, RT developed a cross-functional team of clinicians to examine their acute response team’s calls to patients who had received procedural or conscious sedation. Our interview revealed 5 key learnings.

No Child Should Ever Die from Elective Dental Anesthesia. This post – co-authored with Anna Kaplan, MD and Patricia Salber, MD, MBA – tells the story of Caleb Sears, a 6-year old boy who was admitted for a routine elective dental surgery and died due to complications with intravenous anesthesia.

Top Five Patient Safety Interviews. Our interview with Peggy Lange is the latest in a series of interviews with some of the nation’s top thought leaders in patient safety. A must-read for top five interviews to date.

3 Keys to Safer Pediatric Sedation. In response to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) 2016 update to its guidelines on pediatric sedation, we focus on 3 key safety steps.

Top Tweets

PPAHS’ top tweets covered the hottest news in #patientsafety. The majority of the top tweets revolved around growing debate on the topic of opioids and opioid safety. However, the post with the most engagement was a centered on the results of one study that pointed to medical errors as a top killer in America.

Did you find this month’s roundup of posts and tweets useful?  Did we miss your favorite post or tweet of the month?  If so, please let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

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