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The Need for Better Communication About COVID and Other Scientific FactsBy Michael Wong (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) We Are All Scientists …2020/08/04Patient Safety2020-08-04 07:00:09
PPAHS Celebrates 9 Years of Patient SafetyBy Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) 9 …2020/07/27Patient Safety2020-07-27 07:43:09
3 Studies About the COVID Pandemic Everyone Needs to KnowBecause the COVID pandemic has presented us with unprecedented circumstances (probably only matched in current …2020/07/26Blood Clots, Must Reads, Patient Safety2020-07-26 06:31:26
Nursing, Racism, and COVIDNurses Face Twin Threats of Racism and COVID If COVID did not pose a big …2020/07/18Must Reads, Patient Safety2020-07-18 11:14:30
Researching Opioid-Induced Respiratory DepressionEditor’s note: In this article, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety executive director, Michael Wong, …2020/07/17Opioid Safety2020-07-17 07:30:19
How Chiropractors Can Ensure Patient’s Safety Amid the COVID-19 PandemicIn this guest post, Dr. Brent Wells, DC discusses what chiropractic clinics and patients should …2020/07/08Patient Safety, Practices & Tips2020-07-08 07:30:44
3 Myths about Wearing MasksBy Michael Wong, JD (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) Research has demonstrated …2020/07/01Patient Safety, Practices & Tips2020-07-01 07:30:59
2020 Perspective on Trends and Use of Technology for Improving Patient SafetyCOVID has Accelerated Innovation and Technology Adoption in Healthcare As of June 15, 2020, the …2020/06/23Patient Safety2020-06-23 07:30:26
Establishing an Emotional Connection During COVID with Patients Despite Social DistancingEditor’s note: Social distancing required during the current COVID pandemic has taken a toll on …2020/06/15Patient Safety, Physician-Patient Relationship2020-06-15 07:00:54
Black Lives Matter, Healthcare Inequalities, and the Need for Systemic ChangeAs of June 5, 2020, the World Health Organization reports that there are more than …2020/06/07Patient Safety, Position Statement2020-06-07 11:20:17
Questions We’d Love to Answer on Virtual Patient Care, but Can’tBy Michael Wong (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety), Lynn G. Razzano, RN, …2020/06/01Blood Clots, Patient Safety, Practices & Tips2020-06-01 07:54:20
Exercising During the COVID-19 PandemicEditor’s note: Keeping physically active has a great many benefits and, during the current COVID-19 …2020/05/26Patient Safety, Practices & Tips2020-05-26 10:59:00
FREE Patient-to-Nurse Chat LineVirtual Patient Care is a free online service where patients can speak with experienced registered …2020/05/21Blood Clots, Patient Safety2020-05-21 07:30:58
Blood Clots in COVID PatientsEditor’s note: Blood clots are occurring in patients diagnosed with COVID-19. This article offers some …2020/05/18Blood Clots, Patient Safety2020-05-18 08:44:51
COVID-19 Patients Are at a Greater Risk of Blood ClotsEditor’s note: Our understanding of COVID-19 symptomatology is evolving as the current pandemic unfolds. The …2020/05/14Blood Clots, Patient Safety, Practices & Tips2020-05-14 07:46:15
Going to the Dentist in this COVID-19 EraEditor’s note: As many states look to “re-open,” some of us may be looking to …2020/05/11Patient Safety, Practices & Tips2020-05-11 07:30:59
Nursing the World to HealthEditor’s note: The theme for this year’s national nurses’ day could not be more appropriate …2020/05/07Patient Safety, Physician-Patient Relationship2020-05-07 11:40:15
Great COVID-19 Advice and Resources from Our Cardiovascular PartnersIf you have questions, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety launched a free online …2020/05/05Blood Clots, Patient Safety, Practices & Tips2020-05-05 07:30:28
Virtual Clinic to Help Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Patients During COVID-19 CrisisThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS) today announced the launch of a new, …2020/04/23Blood Clots, Patient Safety, Physician-Patient Relationship2020-04-23 09:00:27
Malignant Hyperthermia Is Your Facility Prepared?[Editor’s note: This poster was accepted for presentation at the 2020 AORN National Conference and …2020/04/17Patient Safety, Practices & Tips2020-04-17 07:00:54
Coronavirus Brief for CaregiversEditor’s notes: Rather than long-winded expressions of concern – which is what seems to be …2020/03/30Patient Safety, Practices & Tips2020-03-30 07:00:11
What You Need to Know About Amniotic Fluid EmbolismYou may have never heard of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE), but if you are pregnant …2020/01/11Blood Clots2020-01-11 07:00:17
Have a Safe and Happy Holidays!What’s on your holiday wish list? On ours: Safer use of opioids! Better identification and …2019/12/25Patient Safety2019-12-25 07:00:29
Fact and Fake News About the Safety of E-cigarettesAn outbreak of lung injuries among e-cigarette users across the United States has focused national …2019/12/19Patient Safety2019-12-19 07:00:53
November is National Family Caregivers MonthFamily caregivers want their loved ones to have the best care possible – at the …2019/11/16Patient Safety2019-11-16 10:27:03
The Power of Conversation to Affect Patient OutcomesCan a simple conversation between a patient and a clinician improve that patient’s health outcomes? …2019/10/19Must Reads, Physician-Patient Relationship2019-10-19 07:00:52
Blood Clots Can Happen with Anyone, Don’t Think It Can’t Happen to You or Your Loved OneIn celebration of World Thrombosis Day 2019, here are four much-watch videos on the need …2019/10/10Blood Clots, Practices & Tips2019-10-10 07:00:12
We Need to Rethink How We Use Opioids and Manage PainFinancial responsibility for the opioid crisis is finally being meted out – Purdue Pharma is …2019/09/23Must Reads, Opioid Safety2019-09-23 07:00:50
For World Sepsis Day, Save a LifeSepsis is not only a medical emergency but also a global health crisis, affecting up …2019/09/13Sepsis2019-09-13 07:00:51
Where’s the J&J that Managed the Tylenol Crisis?Editor’s note: In this editorial from the desk of PPAHS’s Executive Director,  Johnson & Johnson …2019/09/11Opioid Safety2019-09-11 07:13:57
Corporate Profits Should Never Be More Important Than Patient HealthThis week, the articles that we have been reading at the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health …2019/09/07Must Reads2019-09-07 06:00:18
Birth Control PillsEditor’s note: In this editorial from the desk of PPAHS’s Executive Director, to help prevent …2019/09/04Blood Clots2019-09-04 06:00:04
3 Ideas to Improve Patient CareThis week, the articles that we have been reading at the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health …2019/08/22Must Reads2019-08-22 08:06:36
5 Alarming Facts about Our Healthcare SystemArticles the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) has been reading this past week …2019/07/27Patient Safety2019-07-27 07:00:00
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Celebrates 8 Years of Patient Safety AdvocacyBy Michael Wong (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) Eight years ago, I …2019/07/25Patient Safety2019-07-25 07:00:27
Why Is Technology Adoption in Healthcare So Slow?By Michael Wong, JD (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) This week marks …2019/07/17Patient Safety2019-07-17 07:00:46
How to Avoid Opioids and Surgery for Back PainEditor’s note: In this guest article, RJ Burr discusses how to avoid opioids and surgery …2019/07/11Patient Safety2019-07-11 07:00:57
Global Sepsis Alliance Commends Physician-Patient Alliance Video Featuring Dr. Ken RothfieldThe Global Sepsis Alliance has commended the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) for …2019/06/11Sepsis2019-06-11 07:00:29
We Need More and Better Equipped NursesEditor’s Notes: In this article, Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & …2019/05/11Patient Safety2019-05-11 07:32:44
Rethinking Pain Management: 4 Options to ConsiderEditor’s note: As the opioid epidemic rages on, we need to rethink how pain is …2019/04/30Must Reads2019-04-30 10:31:49
Maternal Death: the Rising National Crisis of Maternal Morbidity and MortalityIn this article, Niran S. Al-Agba, MD (Mom, pediatrician, and Associate Editor at The Deductible); …2019/04/24Blood Clots2019-04-24 07:00:02
Preventing Opioid Overdoses and Death: Let’s Start in the HospitalsEditor’s Note: In this article, Michael Wong, JD (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & …2019/04/17Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2019-04-17 07:00:41
Are Health Insurers Practicing Medicine?Editor’s note: In this guest post, Dr. Niran Al-Agba details how a health insurer interfered …2019/04/11Patient Safety2019-04-11 07:00:31
We Must Get Better at Detecting Patient DeteriorationEditor’s Note: This editorial from the desk of PPAHS’s Executive Director urges clinicians to do …2019/04/05Patient Safety2019-04-05 07:00:49
Sepsis Protocols Need Improving to Prevent Complications of CareEditor’s Note: This editorial from the desk of PPAHS’s Executive Director encourages sepsis protocols to …2019/03/28Sepsis2019-03-28 07:00:12
Where Do You Get Your Medical Information?Editor’s note: In this article, Michael Wong, JD (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & …2019/03/21Physician-Patient Relationship2019-03-21 07:00:32
Memories of Gina Pugliese – A Relentless Advocate for Patient SafetyEditor’s Note: In this article, Michael Wong, JD (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & …2019/03/07Patient Safety2019-03-07 07:00:26
Should We Be Watching a Stopwatch or Wanting Better Patient Care? – The Debate over the 1-Hour Sepsis BundleEditor’s Note: This editorial from the desk of PPAHS’s Executive Director asks whether the debate …2019/02/27Respiratory Compromise, Sepsis2019-02-27 11:01:34
You May Not Get a Second Chance to Save a Patient’s LifeEditor’s note – In this article for the DoctorWeighsIn, Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive …2019/02/20Sepsis2019-02-20 07:00:55
Raising Smoking Age to 100 – Should Education or Legislation Be Used to Better Healthcare?Editor’s note: In this editorial from the desk of PPAHS’s Executive Director, the proposed Hawaii …2019/02/13Must Reads2019-02-13 07:00:23
Early Detection of Sepsis Through Monitoring Saves Patient LivesEditor’s Note: In this video interview, Dr. Ken Rothfield urges his fellow clinicians to monitor …2019/02/06Sepsis2019-02-06 07:00:15
3 New Clinical Guidelines To Take Note ofEditor’s note: In this week’s must reads, we look at 3 new clinical guidelines and …2019/02/04Must Reads2019-02-04 07:00:12
5 Keys to Reducing SepsisEditor’s Note: In this video interview, Dr. Ken Rothfield urges his fellow clinicians about the …2019/01/30Sepsis2019-01-30 07:00:13
Clinicians’ Roles in the Opioid EpidemicEditor’s note: In this week’s must reads, we look at articles that discuss the role …2019/01/26Opioid Safety2019-01-26 22:25:38
Is this the Right Question to Ask – Who’s to Blame for the Opioid Epidemic?Editor’s note: In this editorial from the desk of the Executive Director of the Physician-Patient …2019/01/23Patient Safety2019-01-23 07:00:51
Fire Prevention Tips for Patient Healthcare SafetyEditor’s Note: In this guest post, Emily Bartels reminds us of the need to prevent …2019/01/16Patient Safety2019-01-16 07:00:31
3 Interesting Updates to the Opioid EpidemicArticles the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) has been reading this past week …2019/01/14Must Reads2019-01-14 07:00:04
Are We Doing Enough to Prevent Maternal Death?Editor’s note: In this editorial from the desk of the Executive Director of the Physician-Patient …2019/01/09Patient Safety2019-01-09 07:00:32
3 Ideas for Greater Safety and Patient Satisfaction in the HospitalArticles the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) have been reading the this past …2019/01/05Must Reads2019-01-05 07:00:31
3 Recommendations to Implement to Improve Patient Safety During SedationThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety wishes you a safe and Happy New Year! …2018/12/31Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-12-31 07:00:11
Most Viewed Clinical Education PodcastsMerry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Thank you for making the clinical education podcasts and videos …2018/12/24Patient Safety2018-12-24 07:00:39
Monitoring with Capnography Improves Patient SafetyIn this article published in the December 2018 issue of the British Columbia Medical Journal, …2018/12/19Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-12-19 07:00:52
3 Key Patient Safety Initiatives for 2019At the recent 4th Annual AARC Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit, Michael Wong, JD (Founder and …2018/12/10Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Physician-Patient Relationship2018-12-10 07:00:37
Hospitalists can play a key role in prevention of respiratory compromiseBy Jeffrey S. Vender, MD Clinicians and even the general public are aware of the …2018/11/08Respiratory Compromise2018-11-08 08:00:35
3 Tips for Successfully Discharging a Senior Patient from HospitalAccording to the Census Bureau, seniors made up 13.3% of the U.S. population in 2011 …2018/11/06Patient Safety, Practices & Tips2018-11-06 07:00:05
3 Patient Safety QuestionsArticles the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) have been reading the these past …2018/11/03Must Reads, Patient Safety2018-11-03 08:00:54
Obstacles to Physician-Prescribed Medications – Cost, Delays, and DenialsPatient health and safety advocates and the biopharmaceutical industry share a commitment to improve patient …2018/11/01Physician-Patient Relationship2018-11-01 07:00:26
Treatment and Prevention of Peanut AllergyAllergies to peanuts has increasing significantly. In this guest article, Campion Quinn, MD discusses the treatment …2018/10/30Patient Safety, Practices & Tips2018-10-30 07:00:00
The Liabilities of Non-Medication Switching and Other Insurer PracticesMichael Wong, JD (founder and executive director of the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) …2018/10/26Physician-Patient Relationship2018-10-26 08:00:56
Early Detection of AFib: Empowering PatientsPPAHS is proud to support and participate in WomenHeart’s National AFib Month Screening Campaign. PPAHS asks …2018/10/23Blood Clots2018-10-23 07:00:26
9 Patient Safety TipsArticles the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) have been reading the these past …2018/10/22Must Reads, Patient Safety2018-10-22 12:00:42
A New Take on Managing PainIn this guest post, Dr. Aliza Weinrib advocates for a new take on managing pain. By Dr. …2018/10/18Patient Safety2018-10-18 07:00:07
5 Key Recommendations for Safe Procedural SedationThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is pleased to release the Position Statement on …2018/10/16Patient Safety2018-10-16 09:05:12
Atrial Fibrillation: Early Detection and Risk ReductionIn this guest post by Drs. Nidhi Madan and Annabelle Volgman discuss why early detection …2018/10/09Blood Clots2018-10-09 07:00:43
Can Negligence Result in Safer Patient Care?The recent jury finding that a Holy Family Hospital nurse was negligent in the care …2018/10/04Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-10-04 07:00:17
5 Safety Tips for Senior Patient HealthIt’s important to take precautions to ensure a safe and healthy life. With age comes …2018/10/02Patient Safety2018-10-02 07:00:06
Hospitals to be Evaluated on Their Sleep Apnea PreparednessBrian Evans, singer and nominee for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district, and the Physician-Patient Alliance for …2018/09/26Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-09-26 09:00:23
Participate in WomenHeart’s National AFib Month Screening CampaignPPAHS is proud to support and participate in WomenHeart’s National AFib Month Screening Campaign. PPAHS asks …2018/09/25Blood Clots2018-09-25 07:00:44
Addiction ExplainedIn this submission by Erick Blake, his infographic “Addiction Explained” presents how addiction is an …2018/09/18Patient Safety2018-09-18 07:00:35
Deadly Sepsis a Global Priority but Dismissed by Majority of Health Systems WorldwideThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is pleased to partner with the Global Sepsis …2018/09/11Sepsis2018-09-11 07:00:16
Sepsis Coordinator NetworkClinicians can save patient lives through education, earlier detection, and management by being more aware …2018/09/06Sepsis2018-09-06 08:00:47
Atrial Fibrillation Resources from the North American Thrombosis ForumIn this guest article about atrial fibrillation resources from the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF), Molly …2018/09/04Patient Safety2018-09-04 09:00:01
Opioids Can Kill People in the Hospital TooIn an article for DoctorWeighsIn, Michael Wong, JD, discusses why opioids don’t just cause harm …2018/08/28Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-08-28 08:00:57
Detection of Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression Through Continuous Electronic MonitoringThe theme of this year’s American Thoracic Society annual conference was “where today’s science meets …2018/08/23Opioid Safety2018-08-23 08:00:19
Five Steps to Managing Concussions in Youth SportsIn this guest article, Dr. Steve Horwitz provides 5 steps that should be taken to manage …2018/08/21Patient Safety, Practices & Tips2018-08-21 08:00:37
Early Detection and Treatment of Sepsis Saves Lives!On September 5th and 6th, the Global Sepsis Alliance, initiator of World Sepsis Day and …2018/08/16Respiratory Compromise2018-08-16 08:00:11
Why Healthcare Providers and PSOs Need to Work Together to Improve Patient Safety and Data BreachesIn this guest article, Meghann Chilcott discusses why healthcare providers need to work with PSOs in …2018/08/14Patient Safety2018-08-14 08:00:05
How to Select the Best Patient Monitoring SystemsWe are often asked how to select the best patient monitoring systems. To help with …2018/08/10Patient Safety2018-08-10 08:00:12
8 Signs You May Have an Opioid AddictionFreelance writer and in recovery himself, Peter Lang discusses 8 signs that you may have …2018/07/31Opioid Safety, Patient Safety2018-07-31 08:00:19
Patient Monitoring Guide Features Manufacturers’ Answers on Their Monitoring SolutionsOn the 7th anniversary of the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS), PPAHS is …2018/07/27Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-07-27 08:00:50
Ideas to Improve Patient SafetyArticles the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) have been reading the week of …2018/07/21Must Reads, Patient Safety2018-07-21 15:14:03
PPAHS Remembers Amanda Abbiehl on Her 8th Death AnniversaryThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety remembers Amanda Abbiehl on her 8th death anniversary. …2018/07/17Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-07-17 08:54:26
How to Reduce Medication Errors by 82%In this article, “How to Reduce Medication Errors by 82%,” Michael Wong, JD (Founder and …2018/07/17Patient Safety2018-07-17 07:00:48
Is a Patient’s Life Worth $30 per Day?When I interviewed Dr. Frank Overdyk for a clinical education podcast, “Preventing Avoidable Deaths” I …2018/07/17Patient Safety2018-07-17 07:00:19
3 Ways We May Need to Change Our Perception of Opioids and Other SedativesArticles the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) have been reading the week of …2018/07/14Must Reads2018-07-14 07:00:25
Proper Inhaler Use Can Prevent Many Instances of Respiratory CompromiseProper inhaler use can prevent many instances of respiratory compromise.  In a recent survey, “The …2018/07/12Respiratory Compromise2018-07-12 08:00:45
Why Sleep is So ImportantIn this guest submission, Rebecca Temsen writes why sleep is so important. By Rebecca Temsen …2018/07/10Practices & Tips2018-07-10 08:00:44
3 Patient Safety Ideas to ImplementArticles the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) have been reading the week of …2018/07/07Must Reads2018-07-07 08:00:23
Do These 3 Efforts Help Stop the Opioid Epidemic?Articles the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) have been reading the week of …2018/06/30Opioid Safety2018-06-30 08:00:59
COPD’s Role in Respiratory CompromiseCOPD is a tremendous healthcare burden in the U.S. and worldwide, and it is important …2018/06/27Respiratory Compromise2018-06-27 08:00:35
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Ranked as Top 100 Patient Safety AuthorityAs of June 2018, Agilience ranks the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety as a …2018/06/26Patient Safety2018-06-26 08:00:15
5 Equations for Improved Patient Safety and CareArticles PPAHS have been reading the week of June 18, 2018 emphasize these equations for …2018/06/23Must Reads, Patient Safety2018-06-23 08:00:41
Use of PCA Safety Checklist Found to Reduce PainResearchers at the University of Colorado Hospital recently reported that their use of a PCA …2018/06/21Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-06-21 08:00:36
Are you up-to-date on respiratory compromise?The Respiratory Compromise Institute (RCI), of which the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) …2018/06/07Patient Safety2018-06-07 08:00:58
Benzodiazepines and Opioid Use May Result in Respiratory Compromise and DeathUsing benzodiazepines and opioids may be a deadly combination. According to the National Institute on …2018/05/31Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-05-31 08:00:54
What do Environmental Concerns, C-Sections, the Value of a Human Life and Opioids have in common?What do environmental concerns, pressure ulcers, C-sections, the value of a human life, and opioids …2018/05/25Must Reads, Patient Safety2018-05-25 11:30:53
Preventing Medication ErrorsMichael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) recently interviewed Steven …2018/05/24Patient Safety2018-05-24 08:00:34
Are You Using Your COPD Inhaler Properly?Recent survey points to the need for better education for COPD patients on how to …2018/05/17Respiratory Compromise2018-05-17 08:00:00
Opioids and Preventing “Dead-In-Bed”Articles we have been reading this past week of May 7, 2018 focus on opioids …2018/05/15Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-05-15 08:00:03
Recommendations for Procedural SedationThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced its intention to develop a position …2018/05/10Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-05-10 09:45:30
Seven Keys to Preventing More Patients from Dying from Dental SedationThe number of patients – and, particularly, children – dying from dental sedation is indicative …2018/05/08Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-05-08 08:00:13
Using Capnography and Recognizing Respiratory Compromise Could Save Patient LivesThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) released a clinical education podcast, “Using Capnography …2018/05/03Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-05-03 08:00:04
8 Ways to Improve Patient Safety and Health OutcomesArticles we have been reading this past week of April 23, 2018 discuss eight ways …2018/04/28Must Reads, Patient Safety2018-04-28 08:00:53
You’re Invited to the IHI/NPSF Patient Safety CongressThe IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress, taking place from May 23-25, 2018, in Boston, MA, brings …2018/04/24Patient Safety2018-04-24 08:00:54
8 Ways We Need to Reconsider How We Think About Patient SafetyArticles we have been reading this past week of April 16, 2018 ask us to …2018/04/21Must Reads, Patient Safety2018-04-21 08:00:30
The Case for Continuous Surveillance Monitoring and Real-Time AnalyticsIn this article which was published in Healthcare Business Today, Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, …2018/04/17Alarm Fatigue2018-04-17 08:00:44
Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists Launches Respiratory Compromise Toolkit and Other Respiratory Compromise ResourcesTo help identify and monitor for respiratory compromise, Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists has launched a Respiratory …2018/04/10Respiratory Compromise2018-04-10 08:00:10
Marilyn Neder Flack Appointed to PPAHS’s Board of AdvisorsThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is very pleased to announce that Marilyn …2018/04/04Patient Safety2018-04-04 08:00:54
Only Continuous Electronic Monitoring Can Ensure Patients Receiving Opioids Are SafeWith the permission of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), the Physician-Patient …2018/03/28Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-03-28 08:00:22
Selecting Patient Monitoring SystemsThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety released a clinical education podcast – Selecting Patient …2018/03/26Patient Safety, Practices & Tips2018-03-26 08:00:59
How Nurses Can Fight The Opioid EpidemicIn this article published in the February 2018 issue of Hospital News, Michael Wong, JD …2018/03/21Opioid Safety2018-03-21 08:00:02
COPD’s Role in Respiratory CompromiseThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced its intention to broaden its discussion …2018/03/19Patient Safety2018-03-19 08:00:46
Preventing Avoidable DeathsIn a clinical education podcast, Frank Overdyk, MD, who is an anesthesiologist practicing in Charleston, …2018/03/15Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-03-15 08:00:32
Opioid Safety in AmericaIn this article, Cal Cook (Consumer Finance Investigator, ConsumerSafety.Org) discusses resources for opioid safety, including checking lawsuits …2018/03/14Opioid Safety2018-03-14 08:00:01
What safety issues do you want to hear more about?What safety issues do you want to hear more about? Please help us help you by …2018/03/12Patient Safety2018-03-12 08:00:03
Surgery Centers Can Be DeadlyAlthough we have read many articles this past week of March 5, 2018, we would …2018/03/10Patient Safety2018-03-10 18:57:00
5 Facts that Makes Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea More At-Risk for DeathResearchers have found that respiratory compromise may occur with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients receiving opioids. …2018/03/07Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-03-07 08:00:58
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety to Host Guide to Patient Monitoring, Improved Patient Safety and OutcomesGuide to Patient Monitoring, Improved Patient Safety and Outcomes The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & …2018/03/05Patient Safety2018-03-05 08:00:49
These Activities Could be Dangerous to Your HealthArticles we have been reading this past week of February 26, 2018 suggest that doing …2018/03/03Patient Safety2018-03-03 08:00:17
Preventing Much More Than Just the FluThis article discusses why preventing the flu is not just good for the individual, but …2018/03/01Patient Safety2018-03-01 08:00:52
Preventing the Third Most Common Cause of Avoidable Death in the United StatesThird Most Common Cause of Avoidable Death in the United States Respiratory compromise is the …2018/02/27Respiratory Compromise2018-02-27 08:00:57
Dr. Leah Baron on Alarm Notification Systems and Identifying Actionable Alarms and Preventing False AlarmsLeah Baron, MD, who is Chief of The Department of Anesthesiology at Virtua Memorial Hospital, …2018/02/26Alarm Fatigue2018-02-26 07:23:16
Are These Healthcare Decisions Reasonable or Do They put Patients At-Risk?Articles we have been reading this past week of February 19, 2018 made us ask …2018/02/24Patient Safety2018-02-24 10:59:55
Maria Cvach’s 6 Steps for Improving Alarm ManagementMaria Cvach, DNP, RN, FAAN, who is director of policy management and integration for Johns …2018/02/22Alarm Fatigue2018-02-22 08:00:49
How to Keep Patients Safe From Harmful Prescription Drug Side EffectsIn this article, Cal Cook (Consumer Finance Investigator, ConsumerSafety.Org) cautions patients about the prescription drug side effects, …2018/02/21Patient Safety2018-02-21 08:00:42
5 Suggestions for Improving the Health of BabiesArticles we have been reading this past week of February 12, 2018 provide 5 suggestions …2018/02/20Must Reads2018-02-20 08:00:48
Columbia University Medical Center Webinar on Respiratory Compromise Prevention, Recognition and InterventionThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to announce that the Columbia …2018/02/14Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-02-14 08:00:17
Can legislation stop the opioid epidemic?The articles we have been reading this past week of February 5, 2018 raise an …2018/02/12Must Reads2018-02-12 08:00:15
Preventing medical errors during a transfer of careA transfer of care can result in a medical error. In this joint article between …2018/02/08Patient Safety2018-02-08 08:00:17
ECRI’s Advice on Alarm ManagementECRI Institute’s Marc Schlessinger, RRT, MBA, FACHE, who is senior associate at their applied solutions …2018/02/07Alarm Fatigue2018-02-07 08:00:16
5 Troubling Healthcare FactsThe articles we have been reading this past week of January 22, 2018 discuss 5 …2018/02/05Patient Safety2018-02-05 08:00:28
Improving Patient Safety and Reducing Alarm FatigueThe Physician-Physician Alliance for Health Safety released a clinical education podcast on improving patient safety …2018/02/01Alarm Fatigue2018-02-01 08:00:11
What is and Isn’t being done to stop the opioid epidemic3 actions that aren’t being taken to stop the opioid epidemic #1 Action Not Being …2018/01/29Must Reads, Opioid Safety2018-01-29 08:00:43
Taking Fentanyl Can Kill YouAbstract: The lesson learned from the death of Michelle McNamara – taking opioids can kill …2018/01/24Patient Safety, Patient Stories2018-01-24 08:00:19
3 Tips for Managing Pain and Using Opioids SafelyFrom the articles we have been reading this week, here are 3 tips for managing …2018/01/22Opioid Safety, Practices & Tips, Respiratory Compromise2018-01-22 10:46:41
3 Must View Podcasts on Reducing Opioid-Related Adverse EventsEditor’s note: In this personal message from the Founder and Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health …2018/01/18Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-01-18 08:00:32
Capnography use associated with reduction of adverse outcomes during procedural sedationMillions of gastrointestinal endoscopy are performed each year in the US, with colonoscopies making up …2018/01/16Patient Safety2018-01-16 08:00:11
5 Questions on Battling the Opioid EpidemicReading about the ongoing coverage of the opioid epidemic this past week has prompted the …2018/01/15Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-01-15 08:00:39
Effective Hip Injury ManagementWith the right medical care, exercise and nutrition, patients can confidently mitigate the impact of …2018/01/11Patient Safety2018-01-11 08:00:27
7 Must Reads for Battling the Opioid EpidemicThe PPAHS team has been reading many must read articles for battling the opioid epidemic …2018/01/08Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2018-01-08 09:35:58
The Top 12 Patient Safety Articles for 2017In 2017, we had many interesting patient safety articles – from the PPAHS staff, our …2018/01/04Patient Safety2018-01-04 08:00:27
Top 5 Patient Safety PodcastsPhysician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety clinical education podcasts feature interviews on their practices and …2017/12/28Patient Safety2017-12-28 08:00:31
Have a Safe and Merry Christmas!The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety wishes you, your family and friends a safe …2017/12/25Patient Safety2017-12-25 08:00:46
Three Must Do’s for Patient SafetyThis week’s must reads contain three must do’s for patient safety. #1 Must Do for …2017/12/21Must Reads2017-12-21 08:00:44
Nursing Recommendations on How Capnography Improves Patient SafetyNursing recommendations from ARIN and AORN encouraged Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre to monitor with capnography …2017/12/19Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-12-19 08:00:25
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety Dec. 11, 2017People can make a difference in patient safety and to improve healthcare. No message could …2017/12/15Must Reads, Patient Safety2017-12-15 08:00:21
Capnography Monitoring During Conscious Sedation:The Physician-Physician Alliance for Health Safety has released a clinical education podcast on capnography monitoring …2017/12/14Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-12-14 08:00:56
ECRI’s Top Ten Technology Hazards for 2018Recently, ECRI Institute released its Top Ten Technology Hazards for 2018. The purpose behind ECRI’s …2017/12/12Alarm Fatigue2017-12-12 08:00:46
CMS Proposes Measuring Opioid Related Adverse Respiratory EventsCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its List of Measures under Consideration. …2017/12/07Patient Safety2017-12-07 08:00:12
Three resources to prevent medical errors during transfer of careThree resources to help prevent medical errors during transitions of care. Co-authored by Stephen Routledge, …2017/12/05Patient Safety2017-12-05 08:00:09
Family Caregiving is Like Having a Full-Time JobBy John Schall, Chief Executive Officer of Caregiver Action Network (CaregiverAction.org) Family caregiving can be …2017/11/30Patient Safety, Practices & Tips2017-11-30 08:00:24
National Patient Safety Goal to Reduce the Patient Harm from AnticoagulantsAnticoagulants (more commonly referred to as blood thinners) are routinely used to treat, prevent and …2017/11/21Blood Clots, Patient Safety2017-11-21 08:00:09
Today’s Must-Have: Capnography Monitoring During Conscious SedationToday, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health Safety released a clinical education podcast with Matt Kurrek, …2017/11/16Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-11-16 08:00:41
CapnographyEditor’s Note: This research was presented as a poster at the 2017 ANCC National Magnet …2017/11/14Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-11-14 08:00:52
Opioids Can Cause Adverse Events and Patient Deaths: ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization’s Deep Dive AnalysisDespite the focus on appropriate use of opioids for pain management, ECRI Institute Patient Safety …2017/11/09Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-11-09 08:00:34
Standards for Dental Anesthesia Should Require Patient MonitoringFive-year old Amber Athwal suffered brain damage after having dental surgery and receiving dental anesthesia …2017/11/07Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-11-07 08:00:42
7 Must Reads for Beating the Opioid EpidemicThis week even the White House took notice of the opioid epidemic, declaring opioid abuse …2017/11/02Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-11-02 08:00:17
Continuous Patient Monitoring Provides Early Detection of Respiratory CompromiseIn a clinical education podcast produced by the Physician-Physician Alliance for Health Safety, Jeffrey S. …2017/10/31Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-10-31 08:00:06
Correction – Podcast Interview with Dr. Jeffery VenderThe full podcast can now be viewed at https://youtu.be/xmOpSZaBi1w. We had tried to have YouTube correct …2017/10/27Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-10-27 08:00:40
Why Have Low Safety Standards for Dental Anesthesia?In their article, “Why Have Low Safety Standards for Dental Anesthesia?,” Annie Kaplan, MD, Michael …2017/10/26Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-10-26 08:00:49
Clinical Tip – Avoiding Opioid-Related Respiratory DepressionAt certain dosages, the opioids you give to patients to manage surgical pain can lead …2017/10/24Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Practices & Tips, Respiratory Compromise2017-10-24 08:00:33
Is Respiratory Compromise The New “Sepsis”? An Interview with Jeffrey Vender, MDOct 26 update – The full podcast “Is Respiratory Compromise The New ‘Sepsis’?” can now …2017/10/19Respiratory Compromise2017-10-19 08:50:55
How to Prevent Deadly Blood Clots: Three Free Resources from the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & SafetyHow to Prevent Deadly Blood Clots: Three Free Resources from the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health …2017/10/17Blood Clots, Practices & Tips2017-10-17 08:00:40
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Announces 2017-18 Clinical Education Podcast SeriesPhysician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is pleased to announce the continuation of its successful …2017/10/12Patient Safety2017-10-12 08:00:58
Was the Death of Erik Nelson Preventable?By Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) According …2017/10/10Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-10-10 08:00:49
Hospital News – What doctors can do to prevent medical errors during transitions of careIn this article by Michael Wong, JD, is the Founder & Executive Director of the Physician-Patient …2017/10/04Patient Safety, Practices & Tips2017-10-04 07:00:08
Continuous Monitoring Could Have Saved Lorrie McComb’s Life$3.2 million in a malpractice suit was awarded against Kennestone Hospital and WellStar Medical Group …2017/10/03Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-10-03 08:00:14
We Need to Focus on Patient Safety to Battle the Opioid Epidemic: 5 Key Steps to a More Balanced ApproachThough much of the attention to end the opioid epidemic is centered on the improper …2017/09/26Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-09-26 08:00:30
Capnography Monitoring of Five-Year Old Amber Athwal May Have Prevented Her Brain DamageThe recent case of five-year old Amber Athwal is a reminder yet again of the …2017/09/21Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2017-09-21 08:00:40
Give a Squat 4 PainEditor’s note – the following infographic “Give a Squat 4 Pain” was submitted by the American Chronic …2017/09/19Patient Safety2017-09-19 08:00:52
This Sepsis Awareness Month, Suspect Sepsis – Save LivesHealthcare providers can save patient lives through education, earlier detection, and management by being more …2017/09/12Patient Safety2017-09-12 08:00:54
10 Tips for Family CaregiversThank you Caregiver Action Network for submitting this infograph, “10 Tips for Family Caregivers”.2017/09/06Patient Safety2017-09-06 08:00:21
Infograph: 5 Questions to Ask about your MedicationsPatients are at high risk of fragmented care, adverse drug events, and medication errors during …2017/08/31Patient Safety2017-08-31 08:33:13
What doctors can do to prevent medical errors during transfer of careIn this joint article, Canadian Patient Safety Institute and PPAHS discuss what doctors can do to prevent …2017/08/29Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-08-29 08:49:41
Health data interoperability is a patient safety issueThis article is a submission by Tim Blake, Managing Director of Semantic Consulting. He can …2017/08/17Patient Safety2017-08-17 08:00:28
Obstetric Malpractice Shapes The Way Doctors Practice – But It Can Be PreventedThe following is an excerpt of an article on obstetric malpractice co-authored by Angela W. …2017/08/08Hospital Acquired Conditions, Patient Safety2017-08-08 07:45:02
Advances in Alarm Management and Surveillance MonitoringWritten by James Welch, CEO Arc Biomedical Consultants (jwelch@arcbiomed.com) Mr. Welch is a Clinical Engineer …2017/08/03Alarm Fatigue, Hospital Acquired Conditions2017-08-03 07:35:43
Are Patients Receiving Opioids Safer Today Than 6 Years Ago?Six years ago on July 27, 2011, I posted the first article on a free …2017/07/27Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Patient Stories2017-07-27 07:45:44
Remembering Amanda: 7 Years After An Opioid-Related DeathThis weekend marked the 7th anniversary of Amanda Abbiehl’s tragic death. Her story continues to …2017/07/17Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2017-07-17 08:00:41
3 Consumer Resources for Opioid SafetyBy Sean Power Opioids–drugs such as oxycontin, vicodin, percocet, and fentanyl–have recently garnered mainstream attention …2017/07/13Patient Safety2017-07-13 07:45:13
The Preventable Death of Paul Buisson: 3 Lessons on Preventing Opioid DeathThe following is an excerpt of an article first published on The Doctor Weighs In …2017/07/06Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Practices & Tips, Respiratory Compromise2017-07-06 07:45:18
The Vital Role Nurses Play in Patient CareWritten by Michael Wong, JD, Founder & Executive Director of PPAHS As founder and executive …2017/06/29Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Practices & Tips, Respiratory Compromise2017-06-29 07:45:35
PPAHS Participates in 1st Annual Anticoagulation SummitPatient advocates and leading medical societies involved in awareness building and improving patient safety in …2017/06/22Blood Clots2017-06-22 07:45:51
An Interview With The Creator Of PatientAiderMari Miceli, who developed the PatientAider application, discusses why she developed the application to help patients, …2017/06/20Patient Safety2017-06-20 07:45:30
Reducing Obstetric Malpractice Claims Starts With Training, Communication, and CultureMedical malpractice claims, usually related to death or major injury, represent 69.6% of inpatient claims …2017/06/15Hospital Acquired Conditions, Patient Safety2017-06-15 07:30:25
Physician-Patient Alliance Appoints Communications DirectorThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) would like to formally announce that Nicholas …2017/06/08Patient Safety2017-06-08 07:45:55
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (June 3, 2017)This week’s must reads focus on patient safety tools. This week in #patientsafety, PPAHS announced …2017/06/03Must Reads2017-06-03 08:07:05
Patients Receiving Opioids Must Be Monitored With Continuous Electronic MonitoringThe following is a position statement published by PPAHS. If you would prefer to view …2017/06/01Opioid Safety, Position Statement, Respiratory Compromise2017-06-01 07:45:20
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (May 27, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, PPAHS archived select articles that we were able to get featured …2017/05/27Must Reads2017-05-27 08:02:31
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (May 20, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, PPAHS offered a look at the differences in anesthesiology standards between …2017/05/20Must Reads2017-05-20 08:00:03
Anesthesiology Standards Shouldn’t be Different in Hospital and Outpatient SettingsWritten by Lynn Razzano RN, MSN, ONC-C (Clinical Nurse Consultant, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & …2017/05/18Hospital Acquired Conditions, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-05-18 07:41:05
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (May 13, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, PPAHS featured a video about Tyler, an 18-year-old who survived the …2017/05/13Opioid Safety2017-05-13 08:00:10
Tyler’s Story: A Deadly PCA Medical ErrorTyler was 18-years old when he was admitted to hospital for a pain in his …2017/05/09Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2017-05-09 07:30:36
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (May 6, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, PPAHS called for a coordinated public health response to improve patient …2017/05/06Must Reads2017-05-06 08:00:53
Organizations Need to Collaborate To Improve Patient SafetyIn an article published on March 13, the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) announced the …2017/05/04Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-05-04 07:30:56
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (April 29, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, PPAHS featured a new report by the Respiratory Compromise Institute on …2017/04/29Must Reads2017-04-29 08:00:49
New Report on Preventing Respiratory Compromise in Vulnerable PatientsThe Respiratory Compromise Institute (RCI) has recently published a new report titled “Respiratory Compromise as …2017/04/27Hospital Acquired Conditions, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-04-27 07:30:04
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (April 22, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, PPAHS offered a response to a question about whether a patient …2017/04/22Must Reads2017-04-22 10:25:33
Opioid Safety After Surgery“I’m going to have surgery soon and I have been told I will be given …2017/04/18Opioid Safety2017-04-18 08:00:25
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (April 15, 2017)Great news–our video last week was watched over 25,000 times! Let’s keep working to transform …2017/04/15Must Reads2017-04-15 08:00:45
“Good” Hospitals Require Real LeadersThe following is an excerpt of an article written by Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, …2017/04/13Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-04-13 07:15:05
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (April 8, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, we released a video that summarizes experiences of clinicians in improving …2017/04/08Must Reads2017-04-08 08:00:25
Nine Minutes to Improving Opioid Safety: PPAHS Releases Patient Safety VideoThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) has released a YouTube video which discusses …2017/04/04Hospital Acquired Conditions, Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2017-04-04 08:15:05
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (April 1, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, we took a step back to develop more substantial pieces that …2017/04/01Must Reads2017-04-01 08:00:31
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (March 25, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, we highlight again that it is Blood Clot Awareness Month. From …2017/03/25Must Reads2017-03-25 08:32:30
March is Blood Clot Awareness MonthMarch is Blood Clot Awareness Month. Spearheaded by the National Blood Clot Alliance, #BCAM is …2017/03/21Blood Clots2017-03-21 08:00:52
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (March 18, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, we marked Patient Safety Awareness Week. We want every week to …2017/03/18Must Reads2017-03-18 08:00:59
A Nursing Error Led to My Son’s Unexpected DeathThis is the story of how the unmonitored use of patient-controlled analgesia and nursing errors …2017/03/14Patient Safety, Patient Stories2017-03-14 08:00:14
Patient Safety Awareness Week Needs to Be Every WeekBy Sean Power “Competent and thoughtful leaders contribute to improvements in safety and organizational culture.” …2017/03/13Patient Safety2017-03-13 08:00:08
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (March 11, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, we shared an article by Bradley Truax, MD, on pediatric sedation. …2017/03/11Must Reads2017-03-11 08:00:08
I am running 50 miles for Sepsis, because more needs to be doneEditor’s Note: We came across a story by Jayne Bissmire, a woman running to raise …2017/03/09Hospital Acquired Conditions, Patient Stories2017-03-09 08:00:09
Patient Safety Tip of the Week: Guideline Update for Pediatric SedationThis article was first published in Patient Safety Solutions in August 2016. As part of …2017/03/07Opioid Safety, Practices & Tips2017-03-07 08:00:14
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (March 4, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, we shared an article on opioids in dentistry by Bradley Truax, …2017/03/04Must Reads2017-03-04 08:00:47
Patient Safety Tip of the Week: Dental Patient SafetyThis article was first published in Patient Safety Solutions on March 15, 2016. As part …2017/03/02Opioid Safety, Practices & Tips2017-03-02 08:00:27
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (February 25, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, we issued a statement on our position about the need to …2017/02/25Must Reads2017-02-25 07:55:50
Patient Ambulation a Key Metric to Improved HealthThe following is a first in a series of position statements. If you would like …2017/02/23Patient Safety, Position Statement, Practices & Tips2017-02-23 10:15:55
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (February 18, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, we highlight an article by the author of the RADEO Guide. …2017/02/18Must Reads2017-02-18 09:03:47
Preventing Opioid-Induced Respiratory Distress In An Outpatient Settingby Thomas W. Frederickson, MD, MBA, FACP, SFHM, Medical Director, Hospital Medicine, CHI Health With …2017/02/16Opioid Safety2017-02-16 08:37:15
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (February 11, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, we look at the CDC’s updated guidelines on opioids. From around …2017/02/11Must Reads2017-02-11 08:00:24
Opioid Safety Starts with Informed, Mutual DecisionsIn March 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidelines for …2017/02/07Opioid Safety2017-02-07 08:27:35
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (February 4, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, all quiet on the PPAHS front. We’re working on a few …2017/02/04Must Reads2017-02-04 08:00:46
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (January 28, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, we announced a partnership with SONORIA to improve patient safety outside …2017/01/28Must Reads2017-01-28 08:06:53
What Can Nurses do to Prevent Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression?In an article recently published in The Journal of Nursing Administration, Carla Jungquist, PhD, ANP-BC, …2017/01/26Opioid Safety2017-01-26 08:13:26
SONORIA and PPAHS Announce Alliance to Improve Clinical CollaborationThe Society for Non OR Intervention and Anesthesia (SONORIA) and the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health …2017/01/24Patient Safety2017-01-24 07:35:49
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (January 21, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, we shine the spotlight again on findings from the Orthopedic VTE …2017/01/21Must Reads2017-01-21 08:17:07
Key Aspects of the PPAHS Orthopedic VTE ReportThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) released findings on practical solutions to prevent …2017/01/19Blood Clots, Patient Safety2017-01-19 07:56:58
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (January 14, 2017)This week in #patientsafety, we’re back in the swing of things. We bring you highlights …2017/01/14Must Reads2017-01-14 08:50:37
Orthopedic VTE Safety Report Now AvailableThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) released findings on practical solutions to prevent …2017/01/12Blood Clots, Patient Safety2017-01-12 07:31:30
Highlights From Joan Rivers’ Death and LawsuitWhat lessons can we learn from the recently settled medical malpractice lawsuit against the clinic …2017/01/10Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2017-01-10 07:10:14
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (January 7, 2017)Happy New Year! With the holidays winding down, it has been a quieter week in …2017/01/06Must Reads2017-01-06 15:57:30
Top 10 Articles of 2016Happy Holidays! We’d like to wish you a safe and healthy 2017. As we prepare …2016/12/27Patient Safety2016-12-27 09:00:23
Minnesota RTs Help Implement Continuous Capnography ProgramA recent article published by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has highlighted how …2016/12/20Opioid Safety, Practices & Tips, Respiratory Compromise2016-12-20 07:15:16
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (December 17, 2016)This week in #patientsafety, we remember Leah Coufal, an 11-year-old girl who died after experiencing …2016/12/17Must Reads2016-12-17 09:45:28
Opioid Deaths Are (Still) Preventable: Remembering LeahLeah walked into a Los Angeles hospital a healthy, 11-year old girl.  She needed an …2016/12/15Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2016-12-15 08:46:30
Top 10 Patient Safety Must Reads – November 2016We’re saying “hello” to December, and looking back at some of PPAHS’ top posts and …2016/12/10Must Reads, Patient Safety2016-12-10 08:30:00
The U.S. Opioid Epidemic In NumbersOpioid safety is one of the top patient safety concerns in the U.S.; with more …2016/12/08Opioid Safety2016-12-08 07:35:08
Pressure Ulcer Prevention Tools Presented At ASHRM ConferenceAt a recent meeting of the New Jersey chapter of the American Society for Healthcare …2016/12/06Patient Safety2016-12-06 07:32:59
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (December 2, 2016)This week in #patientsafety, we look at the fact that opioid safety has yet again …2016/12/03Must Reads2016-12-03 08:08:03
Preventing Opioid-Related Adverse Events with CapnographyThis year, St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System (SJ/C) celebrated 12 years free from opioid-related adverse events. …2016/12/01Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-12-01 07:35:45
Opioid Safety is again an ECRI Top-10 Health Technology Hazards for 2017The ECRI Institute released its annual list of top-10 health technology hazards. ECRI’s top 10 …2016/11/29Patient Safety2016-11-29 07:50:06
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (November 25, 2016)This week in #patientsafety, we shine the spotlight on respiratory therapists for all the work …2016/11/25Must Reads2016-11-25 07:45:18
Respiratory Therapists Are Integral to Reducing Opioid-Related Adverse EventsIn a recent interview with Harold Oglesby, RRT, Manager, The Center for Pulmonary Health, Candler …2016/11/22Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-11-22 06:35:29
Why Bundled Payments for Joint Replacement May Be Risky for PatientsThe following is an excerpt of an article on bundled payments for joint replacement written …2016/11/21Blood Clots, Hospital Acquired Conditions2016-11-21 07:30:38
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (November 18, 2016)This week in #patientsafety, we shared our findings from our survey on responses to the …2016/11/19Must Reads2016-11-19 08:15:54
Physician-Patient Alliance Partners with World Thrombosis DayThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety has been invited to become a partner of …2016/11/17Blood Clots, Patient Safety2016-11-17 08:39:11
Pamela Parker: My Son Did Not Have to DiePamela Parker BSN, RN, CAPA, has recently published a new article in Outpatient Surgery Magazine …2016/11/15Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2016-11-15 07:15:10
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (November 11, 2016)This week in #patientsafety, the PPAHS interviewed Harold Oglesby, RRT, to uncover the strategies implemented …2016/11/11Must Reads2016-11-11 06:35:26
Physicians on Surgeon General’s Letter on Opioid Epidemic: Survey ResultsOn August 25, 2016, the Surgeon General issued a letter to physicians urging them to …2016/11/10Opioid Safety2016-11-10 06:45:49
12 Years of Event-Free Opioid UseThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) recently interviewed Harold Oglesby RRT, Manager, The …2016/11/08Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-11-08 06:45:37
Top 10 Patient Safety Must Reads – October 2016In October, the PPAHS celebrated it’s 5th anniversary.  In addition to building around the growing …2016/11/04Must Reads2016-11-04 07:35:09
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (October 28, 2016)This week at PPAHS, we continue a new campaign targeting orthopedic VTE with a survey; …2016/10/28Patient Safety2016-10-28 08:00:08
VTE Prophylaxis is a Must for Preventing VTE Readmissions in Orthopedic Patients: AAOS & ACCP GuidelinesThe guidelines for preventing VTE after total joint arthroplasty (such as, knee and hip replacement) …2016/10/27Blood Clots2016-10-27 08:00:31
Announcing Survey on Patient Safety in OrthopedicsTo better understand and develop practical solutions to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients undergoing …2016/10/22Blood Clots, Patient Safety2016-10-22 14:36:13
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (October 21, 2016)This week in patient safety news, we featured a guest post article on pre-op screening …2016/10/21Must Reads, Patient Safety2016-10-21 07:35:55
New PPAHS Campaign Targeting Orthopedic Venous ThromboembolismPPAHS will be beginning a new #patientsafety campaign to develop practical solutions to help assess …2016/10/20Blood Clots2016-10-20 07:30:06
New Guideline on Pre-Op Screening and Assessment for OSAThis article was first published in Patient Safety Solutions on October 11, 2016.  As part …2016/10/18Respiratory Compromise2016-10-18 07:30:54
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads – October 14, 2016This week from PPAHS we created a two-part article series examining patient monitoring strategies.  We …2016/10/14Must Reads2016-10-14 06:55:09
PPAHS to Present at ACI Annual Advanced Forum on Medical Liability, Claims, Coverage, and Risk ManagementThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) will be presenting at the American Conference Institute’s …2016/10/13Opioid Safety2016-10-13 07:30:30
3 Keys To Successfully Implementing CapnographyAs a follow-up to our latest podcast interview with Thomas W. Frederickson, MD, FACP, SFHM, …2016/10/12Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-10-12 07:30:53
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (October 7, 2016)This week from PPAHS and around the web, we celebrate our 5th anniversary with some …2016/10/07Must Reads2016-10-07 07:30:29
3 Limitations to the Use of Pulse OximetryIn PPAHS’ latest podcast, we spoke with Thomas W. Frederickson, MD, FACP, SFHM, MBA – …2016/10/06Alarm Fatigue, Opioid Safety2016-10-06 07:35:14
PPAHS Commemorates 5th Anniversary with 5 Tips for Patient SafetyBy Sean Power Community Manager, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Earlier this year, we …2016/10/04Patient Safety2016-10-04 07:30:23
Top 10 Patient Safety Must Reads – September 2016As we flip our calendars to October, here’s a roundup of PPAH’s top posts and …2016/09/30Must Reads2016-09-30 08:30:32
Sorry for the Disruption!To our followers: Over the last few days, you may have noticed periods when our …2016/09/29Patient Safety2016-09-29 16:21:42
Infograph: What Physicians Think About Fighting the Opioid EpidemicWe recently conducted an online survey to better understand what clinicians and the public think …2016/09/29Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-09-29 07:30:29
5 Strategies to Keep Patients Safe When Receiving OpioidsThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) had the pleasure of interviewing Thomas W. …2016/09/27Respiratory Compromise2016-09-27 07:35:46
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (September 23, 2016)This week’s must reads brings forth key resources relevant to our latest podcast, as well …2016/09/23Must Reads2016-09-23 06:45:02
5 Key Resources to Reduce the Risk of Respiratory Compromise with Patients with Sleep ApneaIn a recent interview with a spotlight on the RADEO guide, Dr. Thomas Frederickson, MD, …2016/09/22Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Practices & Tips, Respiratory Compromise2016-09-22 07:35:30
Are You Pledging to Fight the Opioid Epidemic?Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A. (United States Surgeon General) sent a letter to US physicians …2016/09/21Opioid Safety2016-09-21 07:30:38
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (September 16, 2016)In this week’s Must Reads, we feature a guest post by Betsy Cohen, a Certified …2016/09/16Must Reads, Patient Safety2016-09-16 07:30:35
Opioids and Benzodiazepines Make a Deadly Combination for Hospitalized PatientsThe combination of opioids and benzodiazepines can be a deadly combination. According to Baltimore’s City …2016/09/15Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-09-15 07:15:41
Improving the Management of Medical ErrorBy Betsy M. Cohen (Certified and Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor) I have been a rehabilitation specialist …2016/09/13Patient Safety2016-09-13 07:10:30
Poll: Is the Surgeon General Right About How to Combat the Opioid Epidemic?Recently, the Surgeon General issued a letter to physicians urging them to take a part …2016/09/12Patient Safety2016-09-12 07:30:55
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (September 9, 2016)This week, we refocused our attention on the subject of opioid safety. Recently, the Surgeon …2016/09/09Must Reads, Opioid Safety2016-09-09 07:35:38
5 Key Steps to Assessing and Identifying At-Risk Patients for Respiratory CompromiseThe cost of opioid-related adverse events, in terms of both human life and hospital expenses, …2016/09/08Opioid Safety, Practices & Tips2016-09-08 07:30:08
Prince and the Opioid Epidemic: 5 Ways for Addressing this National CrisisPrince was not the first, nor unfortunately the last, person to die due to an …2016/09/06Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-09-06 07:30:45
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (September 2, 2016)For this week’s weekly must-reads, we’re focusing on the topic of sepsis for National Sepsis …2016/09/02Must Reads, Patient Safety2016-09-02 07:15:34
Top 10 Patient Safety Must Reads – August 2016We’re saying goodbye to August with a roundup of PPAHS’ most popular posts and tweets …2016/09/01Must Reads2016-09-01 06:30:59
3 Ways to Make Opioids SaferLast week we released an interview with Peggy Lange, RT, Director of the Respiratory Care …2016/08/30Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-08-30 06:30:25
Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (Aug 26, 2016)We’re bringing back a weekly review of the trending topics in patient safety from PPAHS …2016/08/26Hospital Acquired Conditions, Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Patient Safety2016-08-26 08:45:40
Quality Healthcare is a Continuum: PPAHS Interview of Peggy Lange, RT on Intermittent vs. Continuous MonitoringIn a recent interview with Peggy Lange, RT (Director of the Respiratory Care Department, St. …2016/08/25Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-08-25 07:45:04
Why All Medical Schools Must Incorporate Quality Improvement and Patient Safety into Their CurriculumsBy Molly Siegel (Medical Student, Boston University School of Medicine) Before starting medical school, I imagined …2016/08/23Patient Safety2016-08-23 08:00:37
5 Key Learnings to Create a Culture of Patient Safety with Capnography: An Interview With Peggy Lange, RTThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety recently interviewed Peggy Lange, RT (Director of the …2016/08/17Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-08-17 07:30:50
No Child Should Ever Die from Elective Dental AnesthesiaBy Annie Kaplan, MD, Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, PPAHS), and Patricia Salber, MD, MBA (Editor-in-Chief,  The Doctor …2016/08/15Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-08-15 07:30:03
3 Keys to Safer Pediatric SedationThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recently …2016/08/11Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-08-11 08:04:15
Why Number of Opioid Prescriptions Written May Not Be as Important as Patient Assessment and MonitoringThe NY Times recently reported: “After years of relentless growth, the number of opioid prescriptions …2016/08/10Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-08-10 08:00:11
5 Steps for Preventing Opioid Harm to PatientsBy Stephanie Uses, PharmD, MJ, JD (Patient Safety Analyst, ECRI Institute), Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, …2016/08/04Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-08-04 09:22:51
Combating the growing opioid epidemic with the “rescue shot”By Ned Milenkovich, PharmD, JD (Principal and Co-Chair of the Health Care Law group at Much …2016/08/02Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-08-02 09:00:48
Top Five Patient Safety InterviewsIn honor of the fifth anniversary of the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS), …2016/08/01Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-08-01 09:00:56
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Ranked #9 Patient Safety AuthorityAccording to Agilience, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is ranked #9 as …2016/07/28Patient Safety2016-07-28 08:00:34
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Celebrates Fifth Anniversary: 5 Tips for Improving Patient SafetyToday, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) celebrated its fifth anniversary. In recognizing …2016/07/27Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-07-27 07:15:28
Two Precautions for Treating Opioid Naive PatientsThe National Comprehensive Cancer Network defines an opioid naive patient as one who “has not …2016/07/26Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-07-26 07:00:41
5 Lessons Learned from the Joan Rivers Death SettlementBy Frank Overdyk, MSEE, MD (Staff Anesthesiologist, Roper St. Francis), Kenneth P. Rothfield, MD, MBA, …2016/07/21Patient Safety2016-07-21 07:30:23
A Promise to Amanda Foundation Says “Capnography Saves Lives”: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Remembers Amanda Abbiehl on 6th Death AnniversaryOn the sixth death anniversary of 18-year old Amanda Abbiehl, July 17, 2016, the Physician-Patient …2016/07/18Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-07-18 09:05:42
National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety and National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids Recognized for Contribution to Patient SafetyThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to announce that the American …2016/07/14Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-07-14 07:15:04
Overdose Risk Assessment in Chronic Opioid TherapyBefore recommending opioid therapy, assess patients for risk of overdose. In this article, Peggie L. Powell, …2016/07/12Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-07-12 11:55:04
Thousands of Eyes and Ears to Promote Patient SafetyBy Jeff Segal, MD, JD (founder and CEO of eMerit) I tackled this proposition at …2016/07/07Patient Safety2016-07-07 07:30:31
Prince’s Fentanyl Overdose Should Prompt Us to Ask “Where Does Opioid Use Begin?”One of the great musicians of our age is dead – fentanyl is to blame …2016/07/05Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-07-05 09:12:04
What Can Be Done about Medical Errors?By Michael Wong, JD (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) and Nicholas Wong …2016/06/30Patient Safety2016-06-30 08:34:52
3 Lessons for Preventing Death and Brain Damage in Newborns and Their Mothers“Can death and brain damage in newborns and their delivering mothers be prevented?” This is …2016/06/28Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-06-28 09:05:20
Drawn Curtains, Muted Alarms, And Diverted Attention Lead To Tragedy In The Postanesthesia Care UnitBy Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on the ISMP …2016/06/23Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-06-23 08:45:28
A New Tool to Predict Respiratory Failure: An Interview with Hiroshi Morimatsu, MD, Ph.DBy Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) Being able to …2016/06/21Respiratory Compromise2016-06-21 08:25:59
Financial Objections Don’t Add Up in Monitoring Debate[Editor’s note: This article first appeared on the AAMI Blog.] By Michael Wong, JD (Executive …2016/06/16Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-06-16 08:15:45
The Problem of PainBy Kenny Lin, MD, MPH My patients lie to me every day. Some tell me …2016/06/14Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-06-14 09:30:08
PPAHS Presents at International Conference on OpioidsAt the International Conference on Opioids (ICOO), which took place in Boston June 5-7, 2016, …2016/06/09Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-06-09 09:30:32
Respiratory Compromise & Continuous Monitoring: PPAHS Presents at International Conference on OpioidsYesterday, at the International Conference on Opioids, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety presented …2016/06/06Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-06-06 08:45:00
5 Keys to Reducing Harms from Opioids: A Discussion with Stephanie Uses, PharmD, MJ, JD, Patient Safety Analyst, ECRI InstituteECRI Institute recently released the 2016 Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations. In …2016/05/31Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-05-31 09:30:29
Reducing the Opioid Abuse Epidemicby Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) Congress has been …2016/05/24Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-05-24 08:00:25
Cost Savings with Capnography MonitoringThe recent Anesthesiology News article, “Modeling Shows Potential Cost Savings With Capnography Monitoring,” (2016;42[3]:33-34) discusses …2016/05/19Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-05-19 08:15:39
3 Key Steps for Safe Moderate SedationIn January 2016, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) released Guideline for Care of …2016/05/12Patient Safety2016-05-12 08:00:01
Should Hospitals Refund for Patient Dissatisfaction or Medical Errors?For retail department stores, the slogan “the customer is always right” was popularized and perhaps …2016/05/10Patient Safety2016-05-10 08:15:41
2 Things to Remember on Nursing WeekIn celebration of nursing week (May 6 to 12, 2016), to help nurses in their …2016/05/09Patient Safety2016-05-09 08:00:16
Keeping Patients Safe During Moderate SedationThere are millions of medical procedures involving conscious or moderate sedation completed each year. In …2016/05/05Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-05-05 08:15:13
Are Hospitals Giving Away Money?At a recent presentation in Washington DC, Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for …2016/05/03Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-05-03 08:15:51
Did an Opioid Overdose Kill Prince?As the world of music mourns the passing of Prince, the media’s attention has shifted …2016/04/28Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-04-28 07:30:18
Can Failure-to-Rescue be Improved?There is a need to improve rapid response teams and code blue activations. 50% of …2016/04/26Respiratory Compromise2016-04-26 08:00:52
3 Questions to Ask About Post-Operative Careby Mario Cattabiani (Director of Communications at Ross Feller Casey, LLP in Philadelphia) Surgery can …2016/04/21Alarm Fatigue2016-04-21 08:02:28
6-Month Return on Investment of Continuous Electronic Monitoring: An Interview with Eyal Zimlichman, MDEyal Zimlichman, M.D., MSc., holds dual appointments as Deputy Director General and Chief Quality Officer …2016/04/19Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-04-19 08:00:40
Patient Safety Advocate, Debbie Fox, Passes Away at 61The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is saddened to hear of the passing of …2016/04/14Patient Safety2016-04-14 09:00:22
3 Things to Remember in the Fight Against Opioid Misuse, Abuse, and OverdoseAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the misuse, abuse, and overdose …2016/04/13Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-04-13 09:00:04
Dentistry and Death: More Laws or More Education?By Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) Editor’s Note: Last …2016/04/11Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-04-11 09:15:12
Patients Need to Be Better Assessed for Respiratory CompromiseEditor’s Note: What might better assessment for respiratory compromise mean to a patient’s outcome? We …2016/04/07Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-04-07 09:14:52
Predicting Respiratory CompromiseEditor’s Note: Being able to easily assess a patient’s condition would help clinicians determine whether changes …2016/04/06Respiratory Compromise2016-04-06 08:00:11
Hypercoagulation and Blood Clots in Women: A Patient Safety Concern?By Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) Editor’s Note: This …2016/04/04Blood Clots2016-04-04 09:30:59
Two Key TakeAways from New American Pain Society Guideline for Post-Surgical Pain ManagementBy the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) The American Pain Society (APS) recently …2016/03/31Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-03-31 09:05:16
Opioid Pain Medication & Assessing the Risk of Respiratory Compromise: Pamela Parker, RN on the Death of Her 17 Year Old SonIn this Podcast with PPAHS, Pamela Parker, BSN, RN, CAPA describes her son, Logan, as …2016/03/29Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-03-29 08:45:33
The Epidemic of Opioid OverPrescribing Suggests the Need for Caution and Careful MonitoringRecent research has found that opioids are being overprescribed to patients. A study at the …2016/03/23Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-03-23 10:00:12
Does Monitoring with Capnography Improve Patient Safety and Outcomes?Two recently published studies seem to point to completely different results on the benefit of …2016/03/22Respiratory Compromise2016-03-22 17:59:28
Was Gary Bougie’s Post-op Gallbladder Surgery Death Preventable?Fox 9 News recently reported on the death of Gary Bougie following routine gall bladder …2016/03/17Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-03-17 09:10:14
Tools and Recommendations for Assessing the Risk of Over-Sedation and Respiratory DepressionAlthough there are benefits to the use of opioids for the management of pain, particularly …2016/03/16Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-03-16 08:15:58
What do Joan Rivers and Katherine O’Donnell Have in Common?Joan Rivers and Katherine O’Donnell underwent medical procedures. They and their loved ones expected these …2016/03/15Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-03-15 14:00:40
3 Ways To Improve Safety for Patient Safety Awareness WeekThis week (March 13-19) is Patient Safety Awareness Week. The National Patient Safety Foundation says …2016/03/14Blood Clots, Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-03-14 10:51:09
Mom Dies After Giving Birth by C-Section to Triplets  36-year old Casi Rott had just arrived home, after being discharged from hospital after …2016/03/09Blood Clots2016-03-09 08:45:28
How To Avoid The Possibility Of Catastrophic Injury in AnesthesiaAt the recent conference “Medical Malpractice Catastrophic Injury,” medical and legal experts discussed “The Distinct …2016/03/03Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-03-03 15:28:49
6 Must Do’s to Ensure Safety Checklists WorkDo medical checklists improve patient safety or not? Probably the best known medical checklist is …2016/02/24Patient Safety2016-02-24 12:05:40
Reducing Adverse Events and Death from Colonoscopies and Other Gastrointestinal Endoscopic ProceduresMillions of colonoscopies and other gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures in the US each year. In 2009, …2016/02/23Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-02-23 09:10:07
2 Lessons from the Death of 9-Year Old Solomon Womack from TonsillectomyMSN reports in a recent article, “Boy, 9, Dies After Undergoing Routine Tonsil Removal” that …2016/02/18Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-02-18 09:15:42
5 Keys to Safer Hospital SedationBy Michael Wong, JD (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) Conscious sedation is …2016/02/17Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-02-17 07:15:45
Two Reasons for Supporting Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) on CapnographyThere are two reasons for supporting the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health …2016/02/16Patient Safety2016-02-16 09:11:46
What Emergency Medical Services Can Teach Us About Keeping Patients Alive & CapnographyChris Cebollero, a nationally recognized emergency medical services (EMS) leader, author, and advocate recently wrote …2016/02/11Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-02-11 10:30:09
Three Must Knows Before Using Naloxone to Reverse the Effects of Opioid-Induced Respiratory DepressionTo reverse the effects of opioid-induced respiratory depression, the FDA recommends the use of naloxone: …2016/02/09Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-02-09 13:59:22
Are We Doing Enough to Prevent Patient Deaths? – Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Feb 5, 2016)Two patient deaths – one from alarm fatigue and one from a blood clot – …2016/02/05Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Must Reads2016-02-05 07:22:39
Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) Needs Your Help: How Effective is Capnography Monitoring?Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) has called for feedback on its …2016/02/04Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-02-04 08:00:28
Reducing Rapid Response Calls by 50% and Avoiding Respiratory Depression During Conscious Sedation: An Interview with Richard Kenney, RRTby Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) White Memorial Medical …2016/02/03Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2016-02-03 07:00:55
How much safer are we? – Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Jan 29, 2016)In a recent article, Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM (Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine …2016/01/29Blood Clots, Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Patient Stories2016-01-29 07:16:30
5 Steps to Minimizing Exposure to Medical Malpractice LitigationThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) today released 5 steps to minimizing exposure …2016/01/28Opioid Safety, Patient Safety2016-01-28 10:34:32
Do We Rely Too Much on Opioids? – Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Jan 22, 2016)Two articles this week raise the question – “do we rely too much on opioids?” …2016/01/22Patient Safety2016-01-22 07:15:34
Weird Medical Codes: Just What the Doctor Ordered?Submitted by Olinda Thomas If you see one of these codes on a bill from your …2016/01/19Patient Safety2016-01-19 11:29:05
What are you doing to accelerate patient safety?In her end of year wrap up for 2015, Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, …2016/01/18Patient Safety2016-01-18 13:18:52
Hospitals Solving Alarm Fatigue – Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Jan 15, 2016)In a recent Wall Street Journal article, “At the Hospital, Better Responses to Those Beeping …2016/01/15Alarm Fatigue, Must Reads2016-01-15 07:30:35
Extension – Calls for Proposals on Respiratory Failure Leading to Critical Illness or DeathThe Respiratory Compromise Institute (RCI) has called for proposals to conduct a structured literature review …2016/01/13Respiratory Compromise2016-01-13 07:00:29
7 Expected Practice and Nursing Actions to Reduce Alarm FatigueThe Joint Commission (TJC) has made better alarm management a national patient safety goal. In …2016/01/12Alarm Fatigue2016-01-12 07:32:15
Safety Checklists Hold Potential But Healthcare Industry Needs to Reexamine Fundamentals, According to BMJ ViewpointBy Sean Power Discussion about safety checklist efficacy needs to review the fundamental principles of …2016/01/11Patient Safety2016-01-11 09:07:08
Is it Luck or Medical Error when a Patient Dies? – Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Jan 8, 2016)When patients die in hospital, is it because their are unlucky or is it due …2016/01/08Must Reads2016-01-08 07:00:57
Is Your Hospital Compliant with Joint Commission Requirements?Will your hospital be compliant with The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal? In issuing …2016/01/06Alarm Fatigue2016-01-06 07:15:25
Overriding Technology May Impact Patient SafetyRecent research by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has concluded that overrides of medical technology …2016/01/05Opioid Safety, Patient Safety2016-01-05 07:25:54
Top 5 Patient Safety Accomplishments in 2015 – Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Dec 30, 2015)The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) wishes you a safe and healthy 2016.2016/01/01Must Reads, Patient Safety2016-01-01 07:00:24
Lack of Prescriber Opioid Knowledge May Lead to Adverse Events or DeathA recent survey shows that a lack of knowledge of opioids among medical students, residents, …2015/12/30Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-12-30 07:00:53
5 Most Viewed Healthcare Posts in 2015The 5 most viewed healthcare posts on the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) …2015/12/29Must Reads, Patient Safety2015-12-29 07:30:08
Respiratory Compromise Institute Calls for Proposals on Respiratory Failure Leading to Critical Illness or DeathThe Respiratory Compromise Institute (RCI) today called for proposals to conduct a structured literature review …2015/12/28Respiratory Compromise2015-12-28 07:15:24
6 Top Trends in Nursing for 2015 – Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Dec 23, 2015)ADVANCE for Nurses recently published top trends in nursing for 2015. These trends represent what …2015/12/23Must Reads, Patient Safety2015-12-23 07:48:26
3 Things You Want to Know About Hospital Medical MalpracticeIn a poster presentation at this year’s annual of meeting of the American Society of …2015/12/22Patient Safety2015-12-22 09:01:10
Top 5 Health and Safety Posts for 2015The top 5 health and safety posts for 2015 on the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health …2015/12/21Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Practices & Tips, Respiratory Compromise2015-12-21 07:09:40
Rising Hospital Penalties & Malpractice Claims – Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Dec 18, 2015)Recent reports show a rise in hospital penalties for failure to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and …2015/12/18Patient Safety2015-12-18 07:14:08
Improving Health and Safety Without Alarm Fatigue: Nursing Survey Shows Satisfaction with Continuous Patient MonitoringA recent survey of nurses has found that continuous patient monitoring of patient vital signs …2015/12/17Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-12-17 07:15:36
A How-To Guide for Reducing Adverse Drug Events Related to Opioids (RADEO)By Sean Power Respiratory compromise is the primary antecedent to ‘code blue’, the leading trigger …2015/12/16Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-12-16 07:00:33
Hypoxemia in the PACU: Most Episodes Occur After 30 Minutes from AdmissionBy Sean Power, Community Manager, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Is reliance on pulse …2015/12/15Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-12-15 08:00:22
Death After Surgery – Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Dec 11, 2015)A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine concludes that there are …2015/12/11Must Reads2015-12-11 07:00:07
Happier Nurses = Better Patient CareA recent report by Press Gainey, “Nursing Special Report: The Influence of Nurse Work Environment …2015/12/10Hospital Acquired Conditions, Patient Safety2015-12-10 10:51:55
Patient-Controlled Analgesia Use in Labor – Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Dec 4, 2015)Recent research has found that 70 percent of women in labor using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) …2015/12/04Patient Safety2015-12-04 07:15:29
Women Twice as Likely to Die in Childbirth in US Than CanadaBy Sean Power An article by The Globe and Mail highlights a World Health Organization …2015/12/02Blood Clots, Patient Safety2015-12-02 08:00:46
How to Avoid Respiratory Depression During Conscious SedationA podcast interview soon to be released by the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety …2015/12/01Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-12-01 16:30:07
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (November 27, 2015) – Have a Safe Thanksgiving!The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) wishes all of you a happy and …2015/11/25Must Reads2015-11-25 07:20:32
Noted Anesthesiologist and Patient Safety Innovator Michael W. Jopling Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory BoardThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety announced today that Michael W. Jopling, MD – …2015/11/24Patient Safety2015-11-24 07:00:49
The Safest Way to Monitor Post-Surgical PatientsBy J. Paul Curry, MD (anesthesiologist) This is the concluding article in my series on …2015/11/23Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-11-23 07:55:44
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (November 20, 2015) – Over-Diagnosis and Over-TreatmentA recent review published in JAMA Internal Medicine raises the question whether there is over-diagnosis …2015/11/20Must Reads2015-11-20 07:00:41
Failure to Effectively Monitor Postoperative Patients May Lead to Brain Injury or DeathECRI Institute recently released its report, “Top Ten Technology Hazards for 2016”, which noted that …2015/11/18Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-11-18 08:36:29
Can Clinicians Reduce Opioid Dependence Through Multimodal Approaches to Pain Management?By Sean Power November 17, 2015 Mary Rechtoris, writer at Becker’s Healthcare, reported on the …2015/11/17Opioid Safety, Patient Safety2015-11-17 08:05:11
Nursing Survey Winner of Amazon Gift CardThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to announce that B. Hill …2015/11/16Patient Safety2015-11-16 07:00:48
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (November 13, 2015) – We Need Better Pain ManagementCould the rising death rate of middle-aged white Americans be due to inadequate pain management and …2015/11/13Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-11-13 07:15:09
Assessing Surgical Patients for Risk of Opioid-Induced Respiratory DepressionIf patients going into surgery were assessed for the risk of opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD), …2015/11/12Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-11-12 07:00:11
How One Healthcare System Used Two Interventions to Tackle Alarm FatigueBy Sean Power November 11, 2015 How many telemetry alarms are generated in a single …2015/11/11Alarm Fatigue, Patient Safety2015-11-11 09:00:56
Fixing the Top Ten Technology Hazards That Cause Preventable Injury and DeathECRI Institute recently released its report, “Top Ten Technology Hazards for 2016” which provides a …2015/11/10Patient Safety2015-11-10 09:00:54
Who’s Responsible for Keeping Healthcare Costs Down?A recent HealthDay/Harris Poll found that most “Americans now support aggressive regulation to keep health …2015/11/09Patient Safety2015-11-09 10:00:44
Weekly Must-Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (November 6, 2015) – When False Alarms Pollute Intensive CareWe have plenty of patient safety articles to share with you this week. From advice …2015/11/06Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Hospital Acquired Conditions, Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Patient Stories, Practices & Tips, Respiratory Compromise2015-11-06 09:00:04
Three Technologies Nurses Want Discussed at ACI Medical Liability ConferenceThree technologies nurses want were discussed at the recent ACI Medical Liability conference. The Physician-Patient …2015/11/04Patient Safety2015-11-04 07:30:54
Medication Errors During Surgery are Common and PreventableA recent at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has found that medication errors during surgery …2015/11/03Patient Safety2015-11-03 07:38:30
3 Ways Nurses Can Help Prevent Opioid Diversion and Non-Medical UseNurses may be able to play a role in helping to prevent opioid diversion and …2015/11/02Opioid Safety, Patient Safety2015-11-02 14:00:13
Weekly Must-Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (October 23, 2015) – Two-Time Stroke Survivor Hopes to Teach Others About F.A.S.T.This week’s must-reads feature articles about multiple patient safety touchpoints, from an inspiring article about …2015/10/30Blood Clots, Hospital Acquired Conditions, Must Reads, Opioid Safety2015-10-30 07:20:12
14 Silly ICD-10 Codes Show Crazy InjuriesBy Phoebe Eichinger Health care professionals are dedicated to improve the well-being of their patients. That …2015/10/29Patient Safety2015-10-29 15:30:30
Three Technologies Nurses Want: Preliminary Survey Results Presented at ACI Medical Liability ConferenceThree technologies that nurses want will be presented at the ACI Medical Liability conference (October …2015/10/26Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-10-26 09:52:24
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (October 23, 2015) – Accurate Patient Diagnosis Leads to Better TreatmentBetter treatment starts with the right diagnosis; or, as Dr. N. Sapkota, a board certified …2015/10/23Must Reads2015-10-23 07:15:14
The Dangers of Opioids: Q&A with Bradley T. Truax, MDAnesthesiology News recently published an article about new research that found that increased used of …2015/10/22Opioid Safety2015-10-22 07:15:36
6 Reasons Why Surgeons Don’t Act SafelyDr. Mark Davis, a gynecologic surgeon and operating room safety consultant, shares his insights on …2015/10/20Patient Safety, Practices & Tips2015-10-20 07:00:39
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (October 16, 2015) – Where Would We Be Without Nurses?Where would we be without nurses? That’s the question for this week’s must reads. When …2015/10/16Must Reads2015-10-16 07:00:08
Death of Joan Rivers a Wake Up Call for Surgical Centers and PatientsAt this year’s OR Excellence conference, Kenneth P. Rothfield, M.D., M.B.A. (System Vice President and …2015/10/15Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-10-15 07:30:51
Patient Safety Implications of the 12-Hour Nursing Shiftby Bradley T. Truax, MD Not only is there limited data on the impact of …2015/10/13Patient Safety2015-10-13 07:15:55
PPAHS Founder and Executive Director Michael Wong Nominated for SafeCare Magazine’s Person of the YearMichael Wong, JD, Founder and Executive Director of the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety …2015/10/12Patient Safety2015-10-12 07:00:23
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (October 9, 2015) – Better Hand-Offs & Opioid ManagementCould better communications improve handoffs and opioid management? This week’s must read articles say “yes!”. …2015/10/09Must Reads2015-10-09 07:30:39
Respiratory Compromise Institute Unites Key Medical Societies to Address Growing Incidence and Burden of Inpatient Respiratory IssuesCoalition Will Advance Patient Safety Initiatives to Reduce Adverse Events and Deaths Due to Respiratory …2015/10/08Respiratory Compromise2015-10-08 08:30:06
The Risk of Opioids in Post-Surgical SettingsThis is the fourth article in a series exploring the impact of pulse oximetry alarm …2015/10/05Alarm Fatigue, Respiratory Compromise2015-10-05 07:23:16
Detecting Deadly Post-Surgical Respiratory DysfunctionIt is crucial to understand this type of respiratory dysfunction so that it can be detected and …2015/10/05Respiratory Compromise2015-10-05 07:00:00
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (October 2, 2015) – Prevent Patient Falls and Get a Good Night’s SleepTwo messages – prevent patient falls and make sure patients get a good night’s sleep. …2015/10/02Must Reads2015-10-02 07:15:18
Survey on Nursing and Monitoring for Respiratory Compromise: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Invites Nurses to ParticipateResearchers at the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) invite nurses to participate in …2015/10/01Patient Safety2015-10-01 08:36:53
Preventing Blood Clots in Pregnant Mothers: PPAHS Releases Web-Enabled Application of OB VTE Safety RecommendationsThe risk of blood clots in pregnant mothers is almost ten times more likely than …2015/09/30Blood Clots2015-09-30 07:00:30
Improving Health Care to Prevent Adverse Events and Death: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Announces Educational Series on Continuous Patient MonitoringTo help improve health care by preventing adverse events and death, the Physician-Patient Alliance for …2015/09/29Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-09-29 07:07:10
5 Keys to Successful Monitoring of Patients Receiving Opioids (Patient Safety & Healthcare Newsletter: – Harold Oglesby, RRT Discusses More Than 10 “Event Free” Years of Patient Safety)5 Keys to Successful Monitoring of Patients Receiving Opioids We wanted to know what are …2015/09/28Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-09-28 06:59:39
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (September 25, 2015) – Risk Assessment Tools & Medical ErrorsThe two themes for this week’s must reads are risk assessment tools and medical errors. …2015/09/25Must Reads2015-09-25 07:00:45
Stroke Health Care Expert, Laurie Paletz Joins Board of AdvisorsStroke health care expert Laurie Paletz, BSN, PHN, RN-BC, SCRN (Stroke Program Coordinator, Cedars-Sinai Medical …2015/09/24Patient Safety2015-09-24 07:00:05
Stroke Health Care Expert, Neurologist Mark Alberts Joins Board of Advisors of Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & SafetyStroke health care expert, neurologist Mark J. Alberts, MD, FAHA joins the Board of Advisors …2015/09/21Blood Clots, Patient Safety2015-09-21 07:06:24
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (September 18, 2015) – Blood Clots & Pulse OximetryMother fell into a coma due to a blood clot that broke loose during an …2015/09/18Blood Clots, Must Reads, Respiratory Compromise2015-09-18 07:00:06
Patients Can Make Surgery SaferThe operating room (OR) is arguably the most dangerous location in the healthcare delivery system. …2015/09/17Patient Safety2015-09-17 07:29:45
Pulse Oximetry False Alarms on Post-Surgical FloorsAdjusting pulse oximetry alarm thresholds to avoid false alarms and universally monitoring all triggered alarms …2015/09/14Alarm Fatigue, Respiratory Compromise2015-09-14 07:58:01
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (September 11, 2015)Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (September 11, 2015) What has changed …2015/09/11Must Reads2015-09-11 07:00:01
7 Steps for Better Health Care: A Framework for Monitoring Patients Receiving OpioidsA recent proposal sets forth a seven-step framework for monitoring patients receiving opioids. In their article, …2015/09/09Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-09-09 07:15:41
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (September 4, 2015)What do a deceased marine and a 20-month-old baby have in common? Opioids may be …2015/09/04Patient Safety2015-09-04 07:31:07
What are the Financial Rewards for Real-Time Patient Monitoring?There have been many studies showing the cost savings of real-time patient monitoring: St Joseph/Candler …2015/09/03Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-09-03 08:52:19
Patient Safety and Health Care Newsletter – August 20155 Key Patient Safety Achievements! On July 27, 2015, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & …2015/09/01Must Reads, Patient Safety2015-09-01 08:00:45
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (August 28, 2015)Patient safety and health care should be improved for post-operative patients. This is particularly true …2015/08/28Must Reads2015-08-28 07:24:06
Improving the Safety of Post-Surgical CareAlthough physiologic threshold monitoring works great in the OR, it is unreliable on post-surgical floors By …2015/08/25Respiratory Compromise2015-08-25 09:03:09
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (August 21, 2015)Two lessons learned for this week’s must reads in patient safety and health care – (1) …2015/08/21Patient Safety2015-08-21 07:30:47
Nationally Known Legal Nurse Consultant Patricia Iyer Joins PPAHSLegal nurse consultant Patricia Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC joins the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & …2015/08/20Patient Safety2015-08-20 07:15:18
4 Keys for Implementing Patient Safety Checklists at Your HospitalBy Sean Power, Community Manager, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety August 18, 2015 In …2015/08/18Patient Safety2015-08-18 09:00:08
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (August 14, 2015)Two messages from this week’s must reads in patient safety and healthcare – use opioids …2015/08/14Must Reads2015-08-14 07:00:52
Keeping Pregnant Mothers Safe from Blood Clots: Managing the Health Care Risk in Obese PatientsPreventing blood clots in pregnant mothers poses significant health care challenges. The risk of blood …2015/08/14Blood Clots2015-08-14 01:51:16
Case Studies in Improving Patient Safety and Health Outcomes Through CapnographyDr. Melissa Langhan (Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine) discusses case studies to improve patient …2015/08/11Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-08-11 07:20:27
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (August 7, 2015)This week’s must reads in patient safety and health care focus on the need for …2015/08/07Must Reads, Patient Safety2015-08-07 07:00:08
Improving Health Care and Patient Safety in the Digital CommunityRachelle Rotunda driving PPAHS’s awareness in the digital community to help improve health care and …2015/08/06Patient Safety2015-08-06 07:30:57
Making Opioids Safer at the End-of-Lifeby Joseph J. Schlesinger (Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Division of Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt …2015/08/04Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-08-04 07:00:20
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (July 31, 2015)On our 4th Anniversary, we thought it very fitting that the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health …2015/07/31Must Reads2015-07-31 07:00:20
Surviving Your Hospital Stay: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Launches Fundraising for Patient SafetyThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) has launched a patient safety fundraising campaign, …2015/07/28Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-07-28 07:00:12
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Turns 4 Years OldThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) today celebrates its fourth anniversary. PPAHS posted …2015/07/27Patient Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2015-07-27 07:01:59
Six Nursing Lessons: Nurse and Mother Reflects on the Untimely Death of Her Teenage SonIn an article in ADVANCE for Nurses, Pamela Parker, BSN, RN, CAPA discusses lessons that …2015/07/23Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2015-07-23 07:35:57
Midwest Stroke Action Alliance Presentation Features Stroke VTE Safety Recommendations and Blood Clot PreventionThe Midwest Stroke Action Alliance recently hosted a panel of health experts on the risks …2015/07/21Blood Clots2015-07-21 06:41:20
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (July 17, 2015)This week’s must reads in patient safety focus on monitoring, which seems fitting given our …2015/07/17Must Reads2015-07-17 09:23:07
Death of 18-Year Old Amanda Abbiehl and Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Releases Podcast on Fifth Death AnniversaryIn honor of July 17, the day that 18-year old Amanda Abbiehl died five years …2015/07/16Opioid Safety2015-07-16 07:15:57
On the Fifth Death Anniversary of Amanda Abbiehl, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Calls for Continuous Monitoring of Patients Receiving OpioidsTo honor the life of Amanda Abbiehl, who died after being connected to a patient-controlled …2015/07/14Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-07-14 07:00:17
Six Nursing LessonsAdvance for Nurses had published a number of articles written or sourced by the Physician-Patient …2015/07/13Patient Safety2015-07-13 08:06:07
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (July 10, 2015)For this week’s must reads, we have two questions that we hope that you have thoughts …2015/07/10Must Reads2015-07-10 07:00:21
Preventing Blood Clots in Pregnancy: A Podcast with Maternal/Perinatal Patient Safety Expert Colleen Lee“Preventing Blood Clots in Pregnancy” – a podcast on the heightened risk of blood clots …2015/07/09Blood Clots2015-07-09 07:00:53
Computer Decision Support Alerts Help Identify Patients with Previously Diagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Say ResearchersBy Sean Power (Community Manager, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) Patients are admitted to …2015/07/07Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-07-07 16:05:58
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (July 3, 2015)The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety wishes you a happy and safe 4th of …2015/07/03Must Reads2015-07-03 07:00:45
Respiratory Compromise Prevention Exists: So Why Aren’t Hospitals Using It?by Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) A recent Wall …2015/07/02Patient Safety2015-07-02 06:10:22
Distinguished Professor of Nursing Sandra K. Hanneman Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory BoardThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is pleased to announce that Sandra K. Hanneman, …2015/06/30Patient Safety2015-06-30 07:16:58
Must Reads (June 26, 2015)When something goes wrong, get it right! To make sure that procedures are done correctly, …2015/06/26Must Reads, Patient Safety2015-06-26 07:11:19
Children at Heightened Risk of Respiratory Compromiseby Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) According to the …2015/06/25Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-06-25 05:52:53
Wisdom Teeth Extraction and Patient Death: 17 Year-Old Sydney Gallegerby Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) According to the …2015/06/23Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-06-23 07:00:02
Preventable Mistakes at Hospitals: Must Reads (June 19, 2015)Preventable errors continue to put patients in danger at hospitals across the United States. This …2015/06/19Must Reads2015-06-19 08:14:18
Detecting Harm to Prevent Adverse Events and DeathIn a recent study led by David C. Stockwell, MD, MBA (Division of Critical Care …2015/06/17Patient Safety2015-06-17 16:20:43
Respiratory Depression Injuries Overwhelmingly Preventable: Must Reads for June 12We could think of no better must read for this week than this. A new …2015/06/12Patient Safety2015-06-12 07:19:28
What Level of Service Do You Expect from a Hospital?The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a star-rating system for the …2015/06/11Patient Safety2015-06-11 07:29:26
When Can Sleep Be Deadly?We all know intuitively the benefits of sleep. As the Division of Sleep Medicine at …2015/06/09Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-06-09 07:30:21
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (June 5, 2015) – Nursing Workflow & Risk ManagementThree improvement tips for this week’s must reads focus on: Nursing Workflow Risk Management Process2015/06/05Must Reads2015-06-05 07:00:51
Lack of VTE Assessment Leads to Patient DeathFailure to conduct a venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment led to the death of Nicola …2015/06/04Blood Clots2015-06-04 07:30:42
To Improve Patient Safety and Healthcare, What Works Better the Carrot or the Stick?Two recent articles highlight the age old question – what works better, the carrot or …2015/06/02Must Reads2015-06-02 07:30:32
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (May 29, 2015)This week’s must reads demonstrate that improving patient safety and health outcomes can be accomplished. …2015/05/29Must Reads2015-05-29 07:35:08
Patients on Opioids Should be Monitored for Respiratory Compromise 24×7Patients Should be Monitored for Respiratory Compromise 24×7 – this is the conclusion reached by …2015/05/28Respiratory Compromise2015-05-28 07:00:16
ADVANCE for Nurses Editor, Pamela Tarapchak, Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory BoardThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced today that Pamela Tarapchak has joined …2015/05/26Patient Safety2015-05-26 09:39:21
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (May 22, 2015)There is no better one must read for this week than this. The Joint Commission’s …2015/05/22Must Reads2015-05-22 07:03:19
3 Reasons to Monitor Patients for Respiratory Depression Outside of the ICUBy Sean Power May 21, 2015 At the inaugural meeting in November 2014 of the …2015/05/21Opioid Safety, Patient Safety2015-05-21 08:26:51
Founder and Host of The Doctor Weighs In, Patricia Salber MD, Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory BoardThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced today that Patricia Salber, MD, MBA …2015/05/19Patient Safety2015-05-19 08:00:51
Aspiration and Risks of AnesthesiaBy Patricia Iyer MSN RN LNCC (Pat is a legal nurse consultant who provides education …2015/05/18Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-05-18 07:30:30
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (May 15, 2015)Before focusing on tips to defeat alarm fatigue and for making anesthesia safer for labor …2015/05/15Must Reads2015-05-15 07:38:38
Two Steps Can Reduce the Incidence of Secondary StrokeBy Mark Reiter, MD, MBA, FAAEM (CEO, Emergency Excellence; Residency Director, Emergency Medicine Residency, University of …2015/05/14Blood Clots2015-05-14 07:22:50
Patient Safety Advocate Patricia LaChance Knode Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory BoardThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety announced today that patient safety advocate Patricia LaChance …2015/05/13Patient Safety2015-05-13 08:00:42
Excluding Pulmonary Embolism with CapnographyBy Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety) [Editor’s …2015/05/12Blood Clots2015-05-12 07:36:40
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (May 8, 2015)Happy Nurses Week! This week’s must reads feature some interesting questions – and we would …2015/05/08Must Reads2015-05-08 07:24:40
Pressure Ulcers (Part 2): The Risks and Root Causes of BedsoresBy Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H. (Nursing & Patient Safety Expert, Life Care Plan, Medical …2015/05/07Hospital Acquired Conditions2015-05-07 07:45:59
Protecting Post-Operative Obese PatientsThis post originally appeared on Advance for Nurses. As that publication winds down, we have …2015/05/05Opioid Safety2015-05-05 07:30:33
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (May 1, 2015)In this week’s must reads, we celebrate Stroke Awareness Month, nurses, and all of those …2015/05/01Must Reads2015-05-01 12:30:39
Pressure Ulcers (Part 1): Zero Tolerance for BedsoresBy Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H. (Nursing & Patient Safety Expert, Life Care Plan, Medical …2015/04/30Hospital Acquired Conditions2015-04-30 07:15:33
Noted Respiratory Therapist and AARC Representative Gene Gantt Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory BoardThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety announced today that Gene Gantt, RRT has joined …2015/04/28Patient Safety2015-04-28 07:45:14
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Apr 24, 2015)Three themes for this week’s must reads: Dangers of Amniotic Fluid Embolism Assess and Treat …2015/04/24Must Reads2015-04-24 07:30:36
Identifying and Preventing Respiratory CompromisePatient Safety Monitor Journal reported in its May 2015 issue about the recent respiratory compromise …2015/04/23Respiratory Compromise2015-04-23 07:15:46
New Stroke VTE Safety Recommendations: Four Key Steps to Better Health OutcomesIn recent editorial for Vascular Disease Management, health advocates write about the new Stroke VTE …2015/04/21Blood Clots2015-04-21 07:00:23
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Apr 17, 2015)First, our apologies to Nike – we would like to use the phrases “Just Do …2015/04/17Must Reads2015-04-17 07:00:00
Anesthesiologists and Colonoscopies: A Lesson in Better Physician-Patient RelationshipsBy Patricia Iyer MSN RN LNCC (Pat is a legal nurse consultant who provides education …2015/04/16Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2015-04-16 07:30:56
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Apr 10, 2015)ECRI Institute has released its second annual Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations …2015/04/10Must Reads2015-04-10 07:30:20
Increased Risk of Blood Clots with NSAIDs UseBy Patricia Iyer MSN RN LNCC (Pat is a legal nurse consultant who provides education …2015/04/09Blood Clots2015-04-09 07:30:08
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Apr 3, 2015)Our must reads for this week focus on 5 key tips, which if followed, could …2015/04/03Must Reads2015-04-03 08:30:52
Reducing Respiratory Compromise and DepressionIn a special roundtable discussion hosted February 26-27, 2015 by the National Association for Medical …2015/04/02Respiratory Compromise2015-04-02 07:30:24
Bed and/or Chair Rest + Neglect = BedsoresBrian A. Raphan (Principal Attorney, Law Offices of Brian A. Raphan, P.C.) Any time a …2015/03/31Hospital Acquired Conditions2015-03-31 07:30:57
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (March 27, 2015)Keeping patients safe is hard work, as this cartoon humorously shows us:2015/03/27Must Reads2015-03-27 07:30:10
Dead in bed. What are you doing for safer pain?By Gina Pugliese, RN, MS, FSHEA (Vice President, Premier Safety Institute) 18-year-old Amanda came down with strep throat after her …2015/03/26Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-03-26 07:30:44
‘On April 17, 2003, I Died’ – The Case for Continuous Patient MonitoringIn this thoughtful article published in Forbes, Robert J. Szczerba discusses what happened to Matt …2015/03/25Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-03-25 08:02:52
Podcast on Risk of Blood Clots after Cesarean Delivery Now Available“Risk of Blood Clots After Cesarean Delivery,” a podcast about the increasing risk of blood …2015/03/24Blood Clots2015-03-24 07:30:14
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (March 20, 2015)Three main issues in this week’s must reads. … but, first, a parent’s plight with …2015/03/20Blood Clots, Hospital Acquired Conditions, Must Reads, Opioid Safety2015-03-20 07:30:49
Factors Related to Postoperative Respiratory Depressionby Bradley T. Truax, MD (The Truax Group consults with hospitals to improve patient safety …2015/03/19Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-03-19 07:30:56
Incorporating OB VTE Safety Recommendations during Electronic TransitionsBy Lisa Enslow, MSN, RN-BC (Nurse Educator, Women’s Health and Ambulatory Care Services, Hartford Hospital) and Lynn …2015/03/17Blood Clots2015-03-17 07:30:44
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (March 13, 2015)Rethinking is the theme for this week. To improve health outcomes and improve patient safety, …2015/03/13Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-03-13 07:40:52
Joan Rivers’ Death & Safety Considerations for Outpatient Surgery & Pregnant MothersLynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC (Clinical Nurse Consultant, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) wrote …2015/03/12Blood Clots2015-03-12 07:00:38
Podcast on Continuous Electronic MonitoringIn this podcast AAMI Foundation’s Healthcare Technology Safety Institute, Frank Overdyk, MD, professor of anesthesiology …2015/03/10Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-03-10 07:30:54
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (March 6, 2015)March 8-14, 2015 is Patient Safety Awareness Week.2015/03/06Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-03-06 07:30:48
Healthcare Leaders Meet on Respiratory Compromise To Improve Patient Safety and Save LivesRespiratory compromise is the second-most frequently occurring preventable patient safety issue and causes higher mortality rates, …2015/03/05Respiratory Compromise2015-03-05 08:36:11
Excellence in Opioid Safety: Featured Presentation at the AORN Surgical Conference & ExpoA featured presentation on opioid safety will be made at the Surgical Conference & Expo …2015/03/04Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-03-04 07:00:04
Outpatient Centers vs. Hospitals: Lessons Learned from the Death of Joan RiversThe headline of a recent Washington Post article reads “Joan Rivers’s death spurs new look …2015/03/03Respiratory Compromise2015-03-03 07:30:32
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (February 27, 2015)This week’s must-reads range from a mother who died and was revived after blood clots …2015/02/27Blood Clots, Must Reads2015-02-27 12:24:29
What Did Joan Rivers Die From?Reports WomensHealth: As more details emerge about Joan Rivers’ death, one thing is clear: It could have …2015/02/26Respiratory Compromise2015-02-26 07:30:16
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Feb 20, 2015)There are great benefits to continuously monitoring patients. As members of the National Coalition to Promote …2015/02/20Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-02-20 09:00:53
IPC To Prevent Blood Clots in Stroke Patients Recommended at International Stroke ConferencePresenting at a standing-room-only meeting at the recent International Stroke Conference (ISC), health experts recommended …2015/02/19Blood Clots2015-02-19 13:30:53
Could Intraoperative Handoff Checklists Prevent Medical Errors?by Sean Power The Joint Commission estimates that 80 percent of medical errors involve miscommunication between caregivers …2015/02/17Respiratory Compromise2015-02-17 08:00:20
New Stroke VTE Safety Recommendations Prevent Blood Clots In Stroke PatientsHealth Expert Panel Encourage Use of Venous Thromboembolism Recommendations to Reduce Adverse Events and Save Lives …2015/02/11Blood Clots2015-02-11 08:00:09
Recommendations for Reducing Death and Disability among Stroke Victims to be released at International Stroke Conference 2015Guidelines Poised to Change Standard of Care for Stroke Treatment and Help Caregivers Lower Incidences …2015/02/09Blood Clots2015-02-09 07:30:22
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Feb 6, 2015)While the Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit called for “orders of magnitude” change, the story of Amber …2015/02/06Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Must Reads, Patient Stories2015-02-06 11:03:15
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Improves Health Outcomes and Financial Performance Through Continuous Monitoring of Low-acuity Patientsby Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) Vanderbilt University Medical …2015/02/03Respiratory Compromise2015-02-03 08:00:56
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Jan 30, 2015)At a conference, clinicians were arguing about the use of technology – some wanted to …2015/01/30Blood Clots, Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-01-30 08:00:44
Two Practices to Adopt After Pediatric Opioid Trial HaltedBy Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) With more than …2015/01/29Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-01-29 08:00:13
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Jan 23, 2015)Alarms! Alarms! Alarms! … and a family seeks answers to death at a VA hospital. …2015/01/23Alarm Fatigue, Must Reads, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2015-01-23 08:49:52
Physician-Patient Alliance Recommends Continuous Respiratory Monitoring of All Patients Receiving OpioidsThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety today issued the following statement encouraging the continuous …2015/01/22Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2015-01-22 08:30:37
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Jan 16, 2015)Achieving patient safety is the watchword for this week’s Must Reads. 2015 National Patient Safety …2015/01/16Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Must Reads, Respiratory Compromise2015-01-16 09:00:50
Three Steps to Limiting Liability to Facility-Acquired Pressure UlcersThe Risk Management Quarterly, the peer-reviewed journal for The Association for Healthcare Risk Management recently …2015/01/15Hospital Acquired Conditions2015-01-15 11:00:15
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Jan 9, 2015)The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety wishes you and your loved ones a Happy …2015/01/09Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Hospital Acquired Conditions, Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-01-09 08:16:52
We can help prevent deaths from medical errorBy Lenore Alexander (Executive Director, LeahsLegacy) For many years I have understood that to travel by …2015/01/08Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2015-01-08 13:00:45
Opioid Therapy With Capnography: Postop pain management approach reduces rescue events by 90% at surgical hospital in TexasThis post originally appeared on Advance for Nurses. As that publication winds down, we have …2015/01/06Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2015-01-06 07:30:07
Top 5 Alarm Fatigue Patient Safety Articles in 2014Of the more than 125 articles we posted in 2014, below are five of the …2014/12/30Alarm Fatigue2014-12-30 08:00:30
Top 16 Patient Safety Must Reads of 2014This year, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety introduced a weekly round-up of must-read …2014/12/26Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Must Reads, Opioid Safety2014-12-26 09:00:54
Top 8 Blood Clot Patient Safety Articles in 2014Of the more than 125 articles we posted in 2014, below are eight of the …2014/12/23Blood Clots2014-12-23 08:00:27
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Dec 19, 2014)Is safer patient care profitable? Readers might recall the Ford Pinto case surrounding the safety …2014/12/19Must Reads2014-12-19 08:00:58
Top 10 Opioid Safety Articles in 2014Of the more than 125 articles we posted in 2014, below are 10 of the …2014/12/16Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-12-16 06:20:13
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Dec 12, 2014)Too little and too many – that’s the theme of this week’s must reads.2014/12/12Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Must Reads, Respiratory Compromise2014-12-12 07:24:21
Lessons Learned from a Survey Assessing Nurses’ Awareness and Perceptions of Opioids and the Impact of Postsurgical Pain Management Medication Interventions[Editor’s note: Amy Smalarz led the survey research. Lynn Razzano assisted with the article writing, …2014/12/09Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-12-09 08:00:17
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Dec 5, 2014)The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) estimates that 1.3 million fewer patients were …2014/12/05Alarm Fatigue, Must Reads2014-12-05 08:00:14
Better Alarm Management Improves Patient Safety and Clinician WorkflowManaging alarms on physiologic monitors, like pulse oximeters that measure blood oxygenation and capnography that …2014/12/04Alarm Fatigue, Respiratory Compromise2014-12-04 08:00:54
Physician-Patient Alliance Encouraged by First Meeting of National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on OpioidsThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety described the inaugural meeting of the National Coalition …2014/12/03Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-12-03 10:38:44
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Nov 28, 2014)Happy Thanksgiving! Do We Need to Start a Revolution? – This is the question asked …2014/11/28Alarm Fatigue, Must Reads, Respiratory Compromise2014-11-28 08:00:30
Patient Stories Shared at First Meeting of National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on OpioidsThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety today released the patient stories it shared at …2014/11/26Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2014-11-26 08:01:00
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Nov 21, 2014)After a brief pause to talk about the National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of …2014/11/21Alarm Fatigue, Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-11-21 08:00:41
Two Incorrect Beliefs About Pain Pumps That May Harm PatientsBy Lynn Razzano RN, MSN, ONCC (Clinical Nurse Consultant) A recent article by Gregory Hickman, …2014/11/20Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-11-20 08:16:02
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Nov 14, 2014)We admit, this week’s must reads is not the usual synopsis of articles and research …2014/11/14Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-11-14 06:55:43
Medical standards of care and the Joan Rivers deathBy Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety), Frank Overdyk, MSEE, MD  (Professor of …2014/11/13Respiratory Compromise2014-11-13 08:00:53
Campaign to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients Receiving OpioidsThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety enthusiastically applauds the Association for the Advancement of …2014/11/12Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2014-11-12 07:00:01
8 Key Steps for Ensuring Opioid Safety in Pregnant Patients: No Need to Whisper, Time to Shout Out the NeedBy Lynn Razzano RN, MSN, ONCC (Clinical Nurse Consultant, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) …2014/11/10Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-11-10 08:00:59
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Nov 7, 2014)This week’s must-reads bring the worst possible news: patient deaths.2014/11/07Blood Clots, Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2014-11-07 08:00:48
Minimizing Exposure to Medical Malpractice LitigationThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety presented at the American Conference Institute’s Medical Professional Liability conference on …2014/11/06Blood Clots, Hospital Acquired Conditions, Respiratory Compromise2014-11-06 13:00:37
What Puts More Than Half a Million Lives at Risk Each Year and Costs the US Healthcare System $7.8 Billion Annually?Join the newest Physician-Patient Alliance Initiative to Reduce the Risk of Respiratory Compromise and Save …2014/11/03Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2014-11-03 07:00:13
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Oct 31, 2014)Good news and bad news. Yes, there have been other things going on in healthcare …2014/10/31Blood Clots, Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-10-31 08:00:19
Ten Things Patients Should Know About Opioid Safety[Editor’s Note: This is from the Empowered Patient “Ten Things Patients Should Know” Series”. Lenore …2014/10/28Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2014-10-28 08:00:15
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Oct 24, 2014)It’s National Healthcare Quality Week and National Respiratory Care Week! However, according to Pascal metrics, …2014/10/24Alarm Fatigue, Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2014-10-24 10:35:10
Sleep Apnea + Opiods = Post-Surgical Preventable Death[Editor’s note: This article first appeared in The Doctor Weighs In. The team at Physician-Patient …2014/10/21Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2014-10-21 08:00:49
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Oct 17, 2014)Monitoring is the catch word for this week’s must reads. It keeps patients safe and …2014/10/17Alarm Fatigue, Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-10-17 08:00:28
8 Surprising Facts From a 7 Day Cohort Study: Mortality After SurgeryBy Sean Power October 16, 2014 A recent article in The Lancet published findings that …2014/10/16Respiratory Compromise2014-10-16 08:00:33
A Decade of Excellence: Hospital Celebrates 10 “Event Free” Years of Patient SafetyBy Briggs Adams (Editorial Manager, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) When the leader of …2014/10/14Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-10-14 08:00:56
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Oct 10, 2014)Unnecessary – that’s the word that best summarizes this week’s reads – unnecessary readmissions and …2014/10/10Blood Clots, Must Reads, Respiratory Compromise2014-10-10 08:00:48
Monitoring for Respiratory Compromise to Detect Cardiac ArrestIn his op-ed, Lakshmipathi Chelluri, MD, MPH (Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Co-chair, P&T …2014/10/07Respiratory Compromise2014-10-07 07:54:12
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Oct 3, 2014)Patient monitoring seems to be the flavor of the day in this week’s articles and …2014/10/03Alarm Fatigue, Must Reads2014-10-03 07:04:18
CMS non-disclosure of medical errors indicates need for change in how healthcare performance is measured, reported in U.S.If the federal government decided that the nation’s automakers were no longer required to publicly …2014/10/02Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2014-10-02 08:00:20
Nationally Recognized Patient Safety Expert Kenneth P. Rothfield Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory BoardThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety announced today that Kenneth P. Rothfield, MD, MBA …2014/09/30Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-09-30 08:00:44
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Sep 26, 2014)According to the CDC, the maternal death rate in the U.S. has more than doubled …2014/09/26Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-09-26 08:00:34
“Keep It On” Campaign: 8 Tips for Ensuring Children are Monitored SafelyBy Lynn Razzano RN, MSN, ONCC Clinical Nurse Consultant for PPAHS The Physician-Patient Alliance for …2014/09/25Opioid Safety, Practices & Tips, Respiratory Compromise2014-09-25 08:00:13
Why are doctors still prescribing bed rest in pregnancy?By Kenny Lin, MD, MPH Maternity care providers have traditionally prescribed “bed rest,” or activity …2014/09/23Blood Clots2014-09-23 08:00:42
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Sep 19, 2014)As you may be tired of reading about the death of Joan Rivers, we thought …2014/09/19Hospital Acquired Conditions, Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-09-19 08:00:26
Open Letter for Patient Safety and Use of Continuous Electronic MonitoringIn the story, “Hypoxia After Surgery Much More Common Than Previously Believed — Study finds …2014/09/18Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-09-18 09:00:46
Pain is not the “5th vital sign”By Skeptical Scalpel No, contrary to what you may have heard, pain is not the …2014/09/16Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-09-16 08:00:26
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Sep 12, 2014)News about the death of comedian John Rivers has dominated much of the healthcare news …2014/09/12Blood Clots, Must Reads2014-09-12 08:00:56
4 Lessons Learned from the Death of Joan RiversBy Kenneth P. Rothfield, M.D., M.B.A., Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, Saint Agnes Hospital (Baltimore, MD), …2014/09/10Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-09-10 06:07:51
Risk Stratification of Sleep Apnea Patients – A Recipe for Death?American Society of Anesthesiologists guidelines for the perioperative management of obstructive sleep apnea provide a scoring …2014/09/09Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2014-09-09 08:00:47
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Sep 4, 2014)With the Labor Day weekend, there were fewer articles posted, likely because people were enjoying the …2014/09/04Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Must Reads2014-09-04 08:00:41
Procedural Sedation guidelines for Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy: The BasicsBy Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC (Clinical Nurse Consultant, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) …2014/09/03Respiratory Compromise2014-09-03 08:00:24
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Aug 29, 2014)With two articles driving most of the discussion social media this week—a Forbes article on …2014/08/29Alarm Fatigue, Must Reads2014-08-29 08:00:21
Medical Error Takes a Father’s LifeBy Annette Smith My 65 year old father, Curtis James Bentley, died in a hospital, …2014/08/28Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2014-08-28 08:00:58
Reliable Care for Patients at Risk of Hospital Acquired Pressure UlcersBy Tim Gee (Principal, Medical Connectivity Consulting) Introduction Quality health care delivery has never been …2014/08/26Hospital Acquired Conditions2014-08-26 08:00:54
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Aug 22, 2014)The PPAHS team has hand-picked some articles that focus on the value of continuous monitoring. …2014/08/22Respiratory Compromise2014-08-22 08:00:46
Preventing Blood Clots in Stroke Patients: An Interview with Dr. Martin Dennis on the Clots 3 StudyBy Lynn Razzano RN, MSN, ONCC and Michael Wong, JD Venous thromboembolism (VTE), commonly referred …2014/08/21Blood Clots2014-08-21 08:00:01
Managing Post-Surgical Pain with less NarcoticsBy  Theresa Bowling, MD, chairman of the department of anesthesiology at Stamford Hospital Going through …2014/08/12Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-08-12 08:00:14
PPAHS: Patient Safety First, Second, and Third24×7 Magazine recently spoke with Michael Wong, JD, executive director for the Physician-Patient Alliance for …2014/08/06Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Respiratory Compromise2014-08-06 08:00:27
What Does New CMS Guidance on Monitoring Post-Operative Patients Receiving Opioids Mean for Hospital Practice?by Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) [This article first …2014/07/31Respiratory Compromise2014-07-31 08:00:16
Outpatient Surgery Shines Spotlight on DVT PreventionLynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC, clinical nurse consultant with Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety, …2014/07/29Blood Clots2014-07-29 08:00:35
PPAHS Mourns the Fourth Anniversary of the Passing of Amanda Abbiehlby Sean Power July 24, 2014 This past weekend (July 17) marks the anniversary of …2014/07/24Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2014-07-24 08:00:17
3 Key Lessons Learned for Implementing OB VTE Safety RecommendationsBy Lynn Razzano RN, MSN, ONCC (Clinical Nurse Consultant, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) …2014/07/22Blood Clots2014-07-22 08:00:18
Introducing the PPAHS Patient Safety Podcastby Sean Power July 14, 2014 Over the past several months, members of the patient …2014/07/15Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Respiratory Compromise2014-07-15 08:00:52
5 Findings From an Opioid Awareness Survey Conducted at AORN Annual Conferenceby Amy Smalarz, PhD, President and Co-Founder, Strategic Market Insight July 8, 2014 Although opioids …2014/07/08Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-07-08 08:00:19
OB VTE Safety Checklist Recommendations Well-Received at NPSF CongressBy Linda Burke-Galloway, MD, MS, FACOG (Author/Blogger, “The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better Pregnancy”) …2014/07/01Blood Clots2014-07-01 07:30:27
5 Steps to Keep New Mothers Safer from VTE (blood clot) developmentBy Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC Following delivery, mothers are at risk for developing blood …2014/06/23Blood Clots2014-06-23 07:30:48
Take the Challenge Out of Managing the Complex Obstetric PatientThis article originally appeared on OBGYN.Net. It has been reproduced with permission. June 10, 2014 …2014/06/19Blood Clots2014-06-19 08:00:33
Recurrent Stroke Victims’ Stories Illustrate Need for New Treatment GuidelinesBy Michael Wong, JD, Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (This article was …2014/06/17Blood Clots, Patient Stories2014-06-17 07:30:40
New CMS Guidance Recommends Monitoring of All Patients Receiving OpioidsBy Michael Wong, JD (executive director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) (This article first …2014/06/12Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-06-12 07:30:04
The Good and Bad News for Patients Receiving Opioids: Physician-Patient Alliance Presents Survey Results at International Anesthesia Research Society Annual ConferenceAt the International Anesthesia Research Society annual conference, which took place May 17-20, 2014, the …2014/06/10Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-06-10 08:00:56
CMS Guidance Recommends Monitoring of All Patients Receiving OpioidsThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued on March 14, 2014 revised guidance, …2014/06/05Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-06-05 07:30:30
Identifying Patients at Risk for Postsurgical Opioid-Related Adverse EventsBy Laura Menditto, MPH, MBA (Independent Health Outcomes Research Consultant, Laura A Menditto LLC ) …2014/06/03Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-06-03 07:30:00
10 ways to reduce alarm fatigueby Gina Pugliese (Vice President, Premier Safety Institute) In my post yesterday, I discussed the …2014/05/28Alarm Fatigue2014-05-28 07:30:47
Sounding the Alarm on Alarm Fatigueby Gina Pugliese (Vice President, Premier Safety Institute) (Editor’s note: Gina Pugliese recently joined the Physician-Patient …2014/05/27Alarm Fatigue2014-05-27 07:30:22
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety adds Premier, Inc. safety expert Pugliese to Advisory BoardThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced today that Gina Pugliese, RN, vice …2014/05/22Alarm Fatigue, Respiratory Compromise2014-05-22 07:30:13
Top Patient Safety Experts Explore Ways to Reduce Alarm Fatigue in WebinarAlarm fatigue, which can occur when physicians and nurses become desensitized to clinical alarms, could …2014/05/20Alarm Fatigue, Respiratory Compromise2014-05-20 08:00:08
Health Experts Discuss 4 Keys to Reducing Alarm FatigueTraining, education and individualization are some of the keys to better alarm management discussed by …2014/05/19Alarm Fatigue2014-05-19 08:00:26
National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety: Working to Improve Alarm ManagementThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to announce its participation and …2014/05/15Alarm Fatigue2014-05-15 08:00:10
Opioid Safety Experts Say Continuous Monitoring of Post-Surgical Patients Receiving Opioids Should Be Universal StandardContinuous electronic monitoring of patients receiving opioids to manage their pain after surgery should be …2014/05/14Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-05-14 07:30:15
Health Experts Say Continuous Monitoring of Post-Surgical Patients Receiving Opioids Should Be StandardContinuous electronic monitoring of patients receiving opioids to manage their pain after surgery should be …2014/05/12Respiratory Compromise2014-05-12 07:00:40
Harold Oglesby, Noted Opioid Safety Expert and Patient Safety Advocate, Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory BoardThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced today that Harold Oglesby, Registered Respiratory …2014/05/08Alarm Fatigue, Respiratory Compromise2014-05-08 07:30:20
Preventing Blood Clots in Mothers: IHI Experts and Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Speak at ACOG Annual MeetingHealth and safety experts at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) annual meeting …2014/05/06Blood Clots2014-05-06 07:30:30
Clinical Tip: Mother Dies After Childbirth – What you need to know about Amniotic Fluid Embolism NowBy Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC The Boston Herald recently reported that 32-year old Colleen …2014/05/01Blood Clots, Practices & Tips2014-05-01 07:30:47
Reducing Hospital ReadmissionsAt the recent Crittenden Medical Conference which took place from March 30-April 1, 2014, essential …2014/04/29Blood Clots2014-04-29 08:00:50
Preventing OB Death and Adverse Events from Blood Clots: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety to Present at ACOG Annual ConferenceThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to announce that it will …2014/04/23Blood Clots2014-04-23 08:03:21
What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Blood ClotsBy Linda Burke-Galloway, MD, MS, FACOG (Author/Blogger, “The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better Pregnancy”) …2014/04/22Blood Clots2014-04-22 08:00:37
8 overlooked ways to improve patient safetyFierce Healthcare recently reported on the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety presentation at this …2014/04/19Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-04-19 08:00:25
Four simple safety steps pave the OB DVT Prevention RoadBy Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC In a recent article “Safety: 4 Ways to Stop …2014/04/17Blood Clots2014-04-17 07:00:37
Sedation and cataract surgery: A case for continuous electronic monitoringBy Michael Wong “Inexplicably left alone.” That, according to Jury Verdict Review & Analysis, is …2014/04/15Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2014-04-15 08:00:26
8 Key Points to Improving Patient Safety: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Presents at AORN Annual Conference 2014At the annual conference of Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), which took place March …2014/04/09Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-04-09 08:03:01
Watch Out 30 Day Readmissions are Avoidable for Stroke Patients – Startling News Requires ActionBy Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC A recently published study, December 2013, on preventable readmissions …2014/04/03Blood Clots2014-04-03 08:00:30
Nine Technological Solutions to Manage Alarm FatigueBy Maria Cvach, DNP, RN, CCRN, and Michael Wong, JD (This article first published in …2014/03/27Alarm Fatigue2014-03-27 07:30:03
PPAHS Gets a New LookDear readers, You may have noticed that the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS) …2014/03/25Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Respiratory Compromise2014-03-25 11:54:38
Why You Should Let Patients Participate in PCA Safety Checklists, Tooby Sean Power (This article first appeared in Healthcare News.) Last month, in an Outpatient Surgery …2014/03/20Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-03-20 08:00:50
Clinical Tip: How long should mechanical compression devices be worn each day to have the best patient outcome?Mechanical compression devices should be worn at least 18-20 hours a day to be effective. …2014/03/13Blood Clots, Practices & Tips2014-03-13 07:30:11
Perspectives on Opioid Safety and Continuous Electronic Monitoringby Sean Power In honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week last week, the Premier Safety …2014/03/11Alarm Fatigue, Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2014-03-11 09:07:52
Identifying Risk of Respiratory Compromise for Patients Using Patient-Controlled Analgesia: Lessons Learned from a National Hospital SurveyIn an article recently published in the Society of Anesthesia & Sleep Medicine newsletter (page …2014/03/06Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2014-03-06 07:00:12
Put the “M” Back in Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Implementing VTE Prevention GuidelinesBy Lynn Razzano RN, MSN, ONCC (This article was first published in Ob/Gyn.net.) Every physician …2014/03/03Blood Clots, Patient Stories2014-03-03 07:30:45
3 Findings on Alarm Management from the Attendee Survey at the Society for Technology in Anesthesia 2014 Annual Meetingby Sean Power February 26, 2014 A survey of attendees conducted at the annual meeting …2014/02/26Alarm Fatigue2014-02-26 11:10:00
PPAHS Joins Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation in Call for a “Paradigm Shift” in Opioid Safetyby Sean Power February 19, 2014 “It’s time for a change in how we monitor …2014/02/19Alarm Fatigue, Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2014-02-19 08:05:09
One Death, Two Near Misses: Required Action Needed to Prevent Blood Clots in Pregnant MothersBy Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC (Clinical Nurse Consultant) [This article first appeared in Healthcare …2014/02/11Blood Clots, Patient Stories2014-02-11 07:35:34
“No patients are low risk” when it comes to cesarean delivery and venous thromboembolism, says perinatal expert Dr. Peter Cherounyby Sean Power February 4, 2014 The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) held on January …2014/02/04Blood Clots, Patient Stories2014-02-04 10:52:48
Making the Case for Maximum Alarm Management and Prevention of Alarm FatigueBy Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC (Clinical Nurse Consultant) 17-year old Mariah Edwards went in …2014/01/30Alarm Fatigue, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2014-01-30 06:30:40
Technology wish list for reducing ‘alarm fatigue’ introduced at Society for Technology in Anesthesia Annual MeetingAs a National Patient Safety Goal of The Joint Commission, “alarm fatigue” – which occurs …2014/01/27Alarm Fatigue2014-01-27 07:00:57
Continuous Electronic Monitoring Could Have Saved My Child, My Family, My Marriage and My Life: A 11-Year Reflection on a Medical TravestyBy Lenore Alexander (Executive Director, leahslegacy.org)  The mother of Leah Coufal, Lenore Alexander is Executive …2014/01/24Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2014-01-24 06:30:37
‘Alarm fatigue’ a top-of-mind concern for U.S. hospitals, finds national survey presented at Society for Technology in Anesthesia Annual Meeting“Alarm fatigue” – which can lead to serious and sometimes fatal consequence for patients — …2014/01/22Alarm Fatigue, Respiratory Compromise2014-01-22 07:30:08
Managing Risk and Reducing Readmissions: New Safety Recommendations Prevent Venous Thromboembolism in Maternal PatientsThe Risk Management Quarterly, the peer-reviewed journal for The Association for Healthcare Risk Management of …2014/01/14Blood Clots2014-01-14 07:30:20
Survey, Experience Confirms Continuous Electronic Monitoring With Capnography Boosts Patient Safety and Lowers Healthcare CostsBy Harold Oglesby, RRT, Manager, Pulmonary Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital/Candler Health System, and Michael Wong, …2014/01/09Respiratory Compromise2014-01-09 06:30:57
The Intertwined Stories of Amanda Abbiehl and Continuous Electronic MonitoringIn the recent article, “Silent Danger: PCA Pumps and the Case for Continuous Monitoring” published …2013/12/30Alarm Fatigue, Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2013-12-30 14:14:58
Continuous Electronic Monitoring Reduces Adverse Events and Hospital Expenditures: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Awarded Permanente Journal Service Quality AwardThe Physician-Patient for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to announce that its presentation on …2013/12/23Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-12-23 07:00:09
Reliability: The Next Frontier in Patient Safetyby Dev Raheja, MS, CSP Author: Safer Hospital Care  Reliability is the next frontier in …2013/12/17Blood Clots2013-12-17 07:00:33
3 Questions About Patient Safety and PCA with Brian and Cindy Abbiehl from A Promise to Amanda Foundationby Sean Power December 12, 2013 The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety released their …2013/12/12Alarm Fatigue, Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2013-12-12 08:00:25
High Risk Patient Protocol: Preventing Respiratory Complicationsby Pete Weber, BA, RRT, RPSGT Editor’s Note: Bellin Health in Green Bay, Wisconsin, had …2013/12/12Respiratory Compromise2013-12-12 08:00:22
Clinical Tip: 7 Steps to Prevent VTEBy Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC (Clinical Nurse Consultant) New Study Demonstrates Risk of Blood …2013/12/09Blood Clots, Practices & Tips2013-12-09 07:00:12
New VTE Safety Recommendations Prevent Blood Clots In Pregnant Mothers: Healthcare Organizations Encourage Use of Venous Thromboembolism Recommendations to Reduce Adverse Events and Save LivesThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the National …2013/12/05Blood Clots2013-12-05 08:30:07
Clinical Tip: Alarm Fatigue the Newest Clinical HazardBy Lynn Razzano RN, MSN, ONCC (Clinical Nurse Consultant) Increasingly we are seeing publications, alerts …2013/12/02Alarm Fatigue, Practices & Tips2013-12-02 07:00:14
Patient Safety at the Center of Error Disclosure: 3 Ways Checklists Helpby Sean Power November 27, 2013 In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reported that …2013/11/27Respiratory Compromise2013-11-27 08:42:50
Clinical Tip: Talking is not the same as Communicatingby Michèle Curtis, CeeShell Consulting, lead editor of “Glass’ Office Gynecology” As the world becomes …2013/11/25Practices & Tips2013-11-25 07:00:04
PCA Survey Indicates Response to ECRI Institute 2014 Top Ten Safety Technology Hazards and The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals for 2014By Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC (Clinical Nurse Consultant, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) …2013/11/21Alarm Fatigue, Respiratory Compromise2013-11-21 07:00:07
The Need for Standards in Healthcare: For Improved Patient Safety and Quality of Careby Christopher Jerry (President & CEO, Emily Jerry Foundation) and Michael Wong (Executive Director, Physician-Patient …2013/11/19Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-11-19 08:38:35
Safety Recommendations Address Blood Clot Prevention for Pregnant Mothers: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Presentation at National Perinatal Association ConferenceThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety presented a draft of safety recommendations targeting venous …2013/11/14Blood Clots2013-11-14 07:41:18
Better Education on VTE Prevention Is NeededBy Michael Wong (For a complete copy of the article and references, please see the …2013/11/06Blood Clots2013-11-06 08:00:32
Clinical tip: Completely preventable problems cost an average-sized hospital millions per yearBy Lynn Razzano RN, MSN, ONCC (Clinical Nurse Consultant) That’s the bottom line of a …2013/11/04Blood Clots, Practices & Tips2013-11-04 07:30:01
INFOGRAPHIC: First National Survey of Patient-Controlled Analgesia PracticesShare this image on your site Copy the text in the box below and paste …2013/10/30Alarm Fatigue, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-10-30 13:53:34
Amber Scott’s story spotlights the risk of blood clots for new and expectant mothersBy Briggs Adams (This article first posted on TheDoctorWeighsIn.) More than six weeks after giving …2013/10/28Blood Clots, Patient Stories2013-10-28 16:09:51
New National Survey Finds Patient Safety at Risk Because of Lack of Consistency in Hospital Patient-Controlled Analgesia PracticesInconsistency in safe practices most likely accounts for large proportion of adverse events and deaths …2013/10/24Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-10-24 08:30:38
Maternal Morbidity on the Rise and Likely to Climb Even HigherBy Michael Wong, JD (This article first published in Becker’s Clinical Quality & Infection Control.) …2013/10/22Blood Clots2013-10-22 10:53:35
First National Survey of Patient-Controlled Analgesia Hospital Practices Reveals Patient Safety Concerns and Role of Continuous Electronic MonitoringThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) today announced the release of major patient …2013/10/15Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-10-15 13:10:40
For Improving Patient Safety and Reducing Nuisance Alarms, Evidence Points to Revising Default Settingsby Sean Power and Michael Wong Alarm fatigue and nuisance alarms put patient safety at …2013/10/09Alarm Fatigue, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-10-09 12:00:16
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Announces Formation of Safety Checklist Group for VTE Patient SafetyThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced the formation of a group of …2013/10/02Blood Clots2013-10-02 09:25:20
Children Undergoing Sedation Need Better Monitoringby Sean Power Researchers have found that the majority of adverse events that happen during …2013/09/18Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-09-18 11:43:54
Matt Whitman Letter on “My Near Miss”by Matt Whitman, Retired Michigan State Trooper In her recent op-ed article “My Near Miss” (New …2013/09/04Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2013-09-04 08:30:33
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Announces New Board of Advisors for Patient SafetyThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety today announced that it has formed a Board …2013/08/27Respiratory Compromise2013-08-27 08:51:52
PPAHS Speaks at A Promise to Amanda Foundation Fundraiserby Sean Power On behalf of the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety I would …2013/08/22Respiratory Compromise2013-08-22 10:00:43
6 Resources on PCA Use at HomeAbstract: PCA use at home can pose patient safety concerns. This article discusses 6 resources on …2013/08/13Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-08-13 11:53:26
Managing Risk with Patient-Controlled Analgesia: Recently Released Safety Checklist Addresses Joint Commission Concerns of Opioid-Related Adverse EventsThe Risk Management Quarterly, the peer-reviewed journal for The Association for Healthcare Risk Management of …2013/08/06Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-08-06 11:11:12
Greater Monitoring and Nursing Resources Improve Patient Safetyby Sean Power and Michael Wong In May 2013, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky reintroduced the Nurse …2013/07/31Respiratory Compromise2013-07-31 16:15:54
4 Patient Safety Articles We Recommendby Sean Power With half of 2013 behind us, we took some time to reflect …2013/07/24Alarm Fatigue, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-07-24 07:00:32
Nursing Spot Checks for Patient Safety: A Nurse’s Perspective(This article first published in Advance for Nurses, which covers the issues that matter most to …2013/07/17Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2013-07-17 08:30:11
Wesley Medical Center Nominated for Best of 2013 Respiratory Care: Improves Patient Safety By Reducing Opioid-Related Adverse Events to ZeroPhysician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety nominates the respiratory care department of Wesley Medical Center in …2013/07/08Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-07-08 11:26:27
St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospitals Nominated for Best of Respiratory Care: 8 Years of Event-Free Patient-Controlled Analgesia Monitoring, Improved Patient Safety, and Reduced Healthcare CostsPhysician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety nominates the respiratory care department of St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospitals …2013/06/27Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-06-27 08:30:08
Two Resources on Alarm Safety from The Joint Commission and the ECRI Instituteby Sean Power When The Joint Commission released its Sentinel Event Alert 50 on medical …2013/06/25Alarm Fatigue2013-06-25 08:30:10
Three Lessons Learned to Reduce Alarm Fatigue and Improve Alarm Management in HospitalsThree lessons learned about alarm fatigue and better alarm management – (1) to reduce alarms turn …2013/06/19Alarm Fatigue2013-06-19 05:30:40
Woman’s Death After Knee Surgery Calls Attention to Need for Better Monitoringby Sean Power The recent death of Helen Bousquet after what is being described by …2013/06/10Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2013-06-10 09:30:49
Adverse Drug Events Discussed at California Hospital Engagement Networkby Sean Power The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety recently participated in a webinar …2013/06/04Alarm Fatigue, Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2013-06-04 09:30:42
Near-Miss Data Show Signs of Trouble Outside ORAnesthesiology News recently published an article “Near-Miss Data Show Signs of Trouble Outside OR“, which …2013/05/31Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-05-31 09:33:53
3 Ways Technology Can Help Nurses Spend More Time at Patients’ Bedside(This article first published on Advance for Nurses, where “millions of nursing, rehab and allied …2013/05/29Alarm Fatigue, Respiratory Compromise2013-05-29 08:30:05
PPAHS Presents PCA Safety Checklist at IARS Annual Meetingby Sean Power The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety presented at the International Anesthesia …2013/05/23Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2013-05-23 13:33:01
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Announces Four Essentials for Safety for Patients Receiving OpioidsThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS), an advocacy group of physicians, nurses, respiratory …2013/05/16Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-05-16 08:30:58
Patient Safety Experts Share 4 Insights About Safer Opioid Pain Managementby Sean Power Patient safety experts recently participated in a webinar on reducing adverse drug …2013/05/13Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-05-13 09:46:45
Reducing Errors by More than 60 Percent: PPAHS Presents at the Northern Regional Respiratory Care Conferenceby Sean Power Last week, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety presented two cases …2013/05/10Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-05-10 13:26:39
The Doctor Weighs In Highlights Benefits of Safety ChecklistsEarlier today, the popular healthcare blog The Doctor Weighs In featured an article by the …2013/05/06Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-05-06 11:28:58
Preventing Death Following Cesarean DeliveryA recent study of almost 400,000 pregnancies reveals risk factors for blood clots in pregnant …2013/05/02Blood Clots2013-05-02 08:30:49
Memorial Hospital Makes a Promise to Amanda to Continuously Electronically Monitor Opioid Patients with CapnographyNBC-affiliate WNDU recently reported that Memorial Hospital of South Bend in Indiana has fulfilled A …2013/04/30Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2013-04-30 08:30:17
US Representative Keith Ellison Calls for Elimination of Preventable Deaths and Continuous Electronic Monitoring of All Post-Operative Patients Receiving OpioidsUS Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Chief Deputy Whip, …2013/04/24Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2013-04-24 08:26:13
Alarm Fatigue Articles Around the Webby Sean Power The Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event Alert 50 earlier this month on alarm …2013/04/23Alarm Fatigue2013-04-23 09:35:26
90% of Patient Alarms Are “False”: Two recommendations for tackling alarm fatigueThe non-profit Connecticut Health Investigative Team [C-HIT] (www.c-hit.org) recently reported what Connecticut hospitals are doing …2013/04/10Alarm Fatigue2013-04-10 09:32:09
AORN Poster Presentation: Unrecognized Opioid Induced Respiratory Depression and PCA Safety ChecklistThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) recently presented a poster presentation at the …2013/04/01Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-04-01 08:30:46
Understanding Adverse Events and Death: Root Cause Analysis of California Department of Public Health Caseby Dr. Bradley Truax (The Truax Group consults with hospitals to improve patient safety and …2013/03/27Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-03-27 13:30:37
First National Survey of Patient-Controlled Analgesia PracticesPhysician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety invites participation in the first national survey of patient-controlled …2013/03/25Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-03-25 08:30:30
Respiratory Therapy Magazine Highlights Flawed Monitoring Practices, Features PPAHS Article on Opioid Safetyby Sean Power Volume 8 Number 1 February-March 2013 of Respiratory Therapy Magazine features an …2013/03/21Respiratory Compromise2013-03-21 13:00:55
5 Benefits of Adopting Patient Safety Checklistsby Sean Power Patient safety checklists help to make sure no procedural step is forgotten. …2013/03/19Alarm Fatigue, Respiratory Compromise2013-03-19 10:04:46
Patient Safety Awareness Week Roundup: Must-Read Articles from Safety Advocatesby Sean Power With Patient Safety Awareness Week behind us, we’ve taken a moment to …2013/03/14Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2013-03-14 08:01:59
6 Steps to Improved Pain Pump Safety: New checklist can help prevent 14,000 adverse events annuallyMore than 56,000 adverse events and 700 patient deaths were linked to patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) …2013/03/07Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-03-07 08:30:22
5 Resources on the Costs of Adverse Eventsby Sean Power Patient safety advocates at hospitals sometimes face roadblocks when introducing new safety …2013/02/28Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-02-28 19:05:23
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Supports Leah’s Law For Continuous Electronic Monitoring of All Post-Operative Patients Receiving OpioidsAOL recently did a video feature on Lenore Alexander’s appearance on the Katie Couric Show …2013/02/26Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2013-02-26 08:30:43
Third Leading Cause of Death is PreventableDr. Peter Pronovost (PhD, FCCM, Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, The Johns …2013/02/22Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-02-22 18:30:13
Leah’s Law and Katie Couric Show on Shocking Medical MistakesKatie Couric recently invited Lenore Alexander to appear on her show. Lenore is advicatibg for …2013/02/21Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2013-02-21 00:09:31
Recent Death of 17-Year Old From Unmonitored Tonsillectomy Should Never Have HappenedIn Willow Grove, PA, 17-year old Mariah Edwards went into a surgical center to remove …2013/02/08Alarm Fatigue, Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2013-02-08 02:00:41
Update on CMS Proposed Quality Measure on PCA Patient SafetyWe would like to thank all of those who submitted comments on the proposed quality …2013/02/07Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-02-07 06:47:23
5 Questions Answered about Never Events and Patient-Controlled Analgesia Pumpsby Sean Power What are Never Events? Never Events are 28 preventable actions or mistakes …2013/01/31Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-01-31 21:32:54
Does CMS’ Proposed Quality Measure on Patient Monitoring Adequately Address Patient Safety?by Michael Wong (This article first appeared in Becker’s Clinical Quality & Infection Control.) CMS is …2013/01/18Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2013-01-18 12:54:15
Does CMS Proposed Measure for PCA Safety Go Far Enough?by Michael Wong (This article is reprinted with the permission of Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare (PSQH).) …2013/01/11Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2013-01-11 19:23:30
10 Reminders to Ensure Safer Use of Patient-Controlled AnalgesiaPCA-related device events are three times as likely to result in injury or death. As …2012/12/31Alarm Fatigue, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-12-31 17:38:36
PPAHS Presents at IHI Forum on How Patient Safety Checklist Helps Address Opioid Warnings from The Joint CommissionAt the recent Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) 24th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement …2012/12/20Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2012-12-20 19:48:08
CMS Quality Measures Should Include Continuous Electronic Monitoring of Patients Using Patient-Controlled AnalgesiaThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the quality measures it is …2012/12/13Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-12-13 08:30:16
Three Tips For Decreasing Alarm FatigueEditor’s note – This article, “Three Tips For Decreasing Alarm Fatigue” is reprinted with the …2012/11/29Alarm Fatigue2012-11-29 08:15:17
Addressing The Joint Commission Opioid Warnings: A Case Study from Wesley Medical Center on Reducing Respiratory Depression and Improving Patient SafetyBy Sean Power and Michael Wong (This article first appeared in Becker’s Clinical Quality & Infection …2012/11/20Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-11-20 08:40:41
Four Technology Recommendations to Reduce Alarm FatigueThis article is reprinted with the permission of Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare (PSQH).  Improving patient safety …2012/11/14Alarm Fatigue, Respiratory Compromise2012-11-14 10:33:11
Respiratory Depression: The Common Fatal Pathway for “Non Fatal” ConditionsFrank J Overdyk, MD1, Marieke Niesters, MD2, Albert Dahan, MD, PhD2 1Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School …2012/10/30Alarm Fatigue, Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-10-30 10:29:17
Health Experts Discuss Four Flawed Monitoring Practicesby Sean Power Recently four health experts participated in a webinar on The Joint Commission’s …2012/10/18Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-10-18 08:30:01
PPAHS at Harvard Patient Safety ColloquiumEach year, Harvard University hosts one of the leading forums on patient safety, quality enhancement …2012/10/10Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2012-10-10 16:02:31
Patient Controlled Analgesia Pumps: 5 Sources of Dangers – Part 2by Pat Iyer, president of www.avoidmedicalerrors.com and president of Med League at www.medleague.com. She reviewed medical surgical nursing …2012/10/04Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-10-04 08:02:43
Patient Safety Checklist Helps Address Opioid Warnings from TJC: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety checklist supports Sentinel Event Alert on opioid hazardsBy Sean Power and Michael Wong This article is reprinted with the permission of Patient …2012/09/26Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-09-26 08:30:20
Four Patient Safety Questions to Ask When Using Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) PumpsProject Health Radio recently interviewed Michael Wong, a health and safety advocate and founder of the …2012/09/20Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-09-20 08:30:29
Sources of Dangers with Patient Controlled Analgesia Pumps (Part 1)by Pat Iyer, president of www.avoidmedicalerrors.com and president of Med League at www.medleague.com. She reviewed medical surgical nursing …2012/09/17Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-09-17 17:26:55
PCA Safety Checklist Will Optimize Patient SafetyThe safety checklist targeting patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps reminds caregivers of the essential steps needed …2012/09/12Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-09-12 10:00:40
3 Risks with Managing Pain with Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) PumpsAccording to reports made to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) between 2005 and 2009, …2012/08/30Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2012-08-30 02:00:06
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) Adds Voice to Physicians and Patient Advocates Warning Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Pain Pumps Need Better MonitoringThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS), an advocacy group devoted to improving patient …2012/08/23Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2012-08-23 08:30:11
5 Tips on How to Improve Patient Safety With the Help of Technologyby Michael Wong (This article first appeared in Becker’s Clinical Quality & Infection Control.) More …2012/07/31Practices & Tips, Respiratory Compromise2012-07-31 08:30:26
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Announces New Expert Checklist for Facilitating Safety of Hospital-Based Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia PumpsThe Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS), an advocacy group devoted to improving patient …2012/07/17Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-07-17 08:00:59
Monitoring the High-Acuity Patient: Does Risk Stratification Increase or Decrease Patient Safety?by Dr. Frank Overdyk (Executive Director for Research, North American Partners in Anesthesiology, and Professor of Anesthesiology …2012/07/12Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-07-12 10:06:22
The Path to a Safer PCA Pump: Improving Patient Safety with Integrated CapnographyBy Timothy L.V. Wong (college intern with A Promise to Amanda Foundation, a non-profit working …2012/06/28Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-06-28 09:00:02
Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Pumps: The Basicsby Pat Iyer, president of www.avoidmedicalerrors.com Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) pumps were developed to address the problem …2012/05/30Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-05-30 07:26:20
Monitoring Technology for PCA Pumps Can Prevent Adverse Events with Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA): So Why Are Hospitals Not Using It?By Michael Wong (This article has also been published in SurgiStrategies, which can be read …2012/05/03Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-05-03 13:59:16
Case Study in How to Eliminate Adverse Events, Improve Patient Safety, and Reduce Healthcare CostsSt. Joseph’s/Candler Hospitals reduced opioid-related events with patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps. The hospitals are “error-free” …2012/04/25Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-04-25 17:30:49
Improving Patient Safety in Hospitals: Can Hospitals Afford to Give Away Money? So Why Do Preventable Adverse Events Still Occur in Hospitals?by Michael Wong This is the question that I posed to lawyers, insurers, and healthcare …2012/04/18Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-04-18 10:16:37
Improving Hospital Efficiency and Patient Safety: Bedside Monitoring with Capnography Achieves Better Management of Surgical Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apneaby Michael Wong Like many hospitals in North America, Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) in British …2012/04/05Respiratory Compromise2012-04-05 03:00:34
Reducing Healthcare Costs: How One Hospital Minimized Blood Draws and Laboratory Tests While Increasing Patient Safetyby Michael Wong According to study recently published in Anesthesiology News, Riley Hospital for Children …2012/03/29Respiratory Compromise2012-03-29 15:00:49
Hospitals Need to Address PCA Pump Patient Safety: Q&A with ISMP & Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authorityby Michael Wong Pain control in hospitals using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) need to be made …2012/03/20Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-03-20 18:17:42
State Trooper’s Life Saved by Nurse: Why Hospitals Need a Monitoring Technological Safety NetRetired Michigan State Police Officer, Matt Whitman, tells his story of how his life was …2012/03/14Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2012-03-14 12:57:21
Who should set medical standards — doctors or lawyers?Doctors, and not lawyers, should set medical standards. by Peter A. Corsale (Gallop, Johnson & …2012/02/29Respiratory Compromise2012-02-29 15:03:04
Notre Dame class project: improving patient safety through monitoringby Michael Wong 18-year old Amanda Abbiehl tragically died in 2010 at Saint Joseph Regional …2012/02/22Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2012-02-22 15:57:17
Reducing Errors With Patient-Controlled Analgesia Pumps: Q&A With Bryanne Patail of the National Center for Patient SafetyIn this interview, Bryanne Patail, biomedical engineer at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National …2012/02/09Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-02-09 15:56:10
Yes, Real-Time Monitoring Would Have Saved LeahLenore Alexander tells the story of her daughter Leah, whose life might have been saved …2012/02/01Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2012-02-01 10:53:57
USA Today Highlights Need For Continuous Electronic Monitoringby Michael Wong Thank you, Dr. Val Jones and USA Today, for highlighting the tragic …2012/01/24Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2012-01-24 13:32:04
Can There Be Too Much FDA Oversight?The FDA did not fulfill its oversight role when it banned the importation of capnograph …2012/01/18Respiratory Compromise2012-01-18 10:52:27
Monitoring can prevent errors with patient-controlled analgesiaby Laura Batz Townsend My Mom, Louise Batz, died from a preventable medical error after …2012/01/13Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2012-01-13 19:16:16
PCA use – forgetting history (and monitoring) jeopardizes patient safety: An interview with Dr Jason McKeownAlthough there are many benefits to the use of PCA, continuous electronic monitoring has greatly …2012/01/05Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2012-01-05 13:37:32
12 Patient Safety Thoughts for 201212 Patient Safety Thoughts for 2012 from the PPAHS blog: Dr Robert Stoelting (President, Anesthesia …2011/12/28Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2011-12-28 07:13:10
PCA usage: a top health technology hazard for 2012by Michael Wong In its 2012 report on technology hazards, ECRI Institute lists as its …2011/12/22Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2011-12-22 08:22:15
Would Real-Time Monitoring Have Saved Leah?Real time monitoring of the adequacy of ventilation (i.e. how much carbon dioxide a patient …2011/12/12Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2011-12-12 15:49:11
Think Smart to Improve the Safety of Patient-Controlled AnalgesiaResearch suggests that errors with patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) occur more often than we know. For …2011/12/01Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2011-12-01 15:32:41
Errors with patient-controlled analgesia (PCA): just the tip of the icebergReported errors with patient-controlled analgesia – estimated at between 600,000 to 2 million PCA errors each …2011/11/30Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2011-11-30 09:29:41
Breathing Easier with Capnography – A New Standard of Care?Fifteen years ago ambulances did not use capnography.  Now, medical professionals predict that, within the …2011/11/15Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2011-11-15 06:21:06
How to Prevent ‘Dead-in-Bed’ Syndrome With Patients After Surgery: Q&A With Physician Experts and PPAHSPPAHS is developing a checklist that would reinforce the need for continuous electronic monitoring for oxygenation …2011/11/09Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2011-11-09 09:18:17
Ensuring child safety during common medical proceduresby Michael Wong The safety of children could be at risk when they undergo common …2011/11/02Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2011-11-02 15:46:18
How often do errors with patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) occur?by Michael Wong Many readers of this website have asked, how often do errors with …2011/10/31Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2011-10-31 11:02:39
Survey Winner!Congratulations to Cathy Gao, the winner of an iPad2. Cathy was selected randomly among respondents …2011/10/21Respiratory Compromise2011-10-21 14:02:47
Preventing “Dead In Bed Syndrome” with Patients After SurgerySurvey found that a patient safety checklist may help prevent “dead In bed” syndrome. by …2011/10/12Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2011-10-12 08:33:04
Should operating room standard of care apply outside the operating room?by Michael Wong What happens when the accepted standard of care in one situation is …2011/10/07Patient Stories2011-10-07 14:47:00
Should all patients after surgery be continuous electronic monitored?by Michael Wong Do you think that all patients after surgery should be monitored? In …2011/09/28Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2011-09-28 13:25:30
1/3 of Healthcare Providers Believe Medical Practices Are Not in Accordance with Basic Monitoring Standardsby Michael Wong In the PPAHS survey conducted among healthcare providers (for pdf download of …2011/09/20Respiratory Compromise2011-09-20 06:06:40
90% say all postoperative patients should be monitoredby Michael Wong In the recent survey that we conducted, 90% of respondents believe that …2011/09/13Respiratory Compromise2011-09-13 09:04:08
Should there be legal liability for not having the right intensive care equipment?by Michael Wong The BBC recently reported that lack of intensive care equipment was “causing …2011/08/30Respiratory Compromise2011-08-30 16:28:40
Take Our Survey on ASA Standards & APSF RecommendationsFor a chance to win an iPad 2, please take our survey and tell us …2011/08/26Respiratory Compromise2011-08-26 10:11:01
How safe are herbal remedies and supplements?by Michael Wong According to a recent study published in BMC Medicine, most of the …2011/08/24Respiratory Compromise2011-08-24 13:11:13
Would monitoring have saved Justin Micalizzi?by Michael Wong As recounted in the article, “A Family’s Search for Truth”: On January 15, 2001, …2011/08/18Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2011-08-18 17:01:32
Post-Surgical Patients Require Better Monitoringby Michael Wong PPAHS encourages the adoption of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) recently …2011/08/09Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2011-08-09 21:27:10
What are the costs of implementing patient safety?St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System (SJCHS) found out that the “costs” over a 5-year period of …2011/08/04Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise2011-08-04 15:42:45
Is it possible to survive 96-minutes without a heart beat?Howard Snitzer survived 96-minutes without a heart beat thanks to dedicated volunteer paramedics and a …2011/07/27Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise2011-07-27 09:28:29