Blood Clots, Hospital Acquired Conditions, Respiratory Compromise

Minimizing Exposure to Medical Malpractice Litigation

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety presented at the American Conference Institute’s Medical Professional Liability conference on October 31, 2014 on steps hospitals can take to implement preventative measures to minimize their exposure to medical malpractice litigation.

According to a study that appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), after heart disease and cancer, medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Read More

Blood Clots, Must Reads, Respiratory Compromise

Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Oct 10, 2014)

Unnecessary – that’s the word that best summarizes this week’s reads – unnecessary readmissions and unnecessary surgery.

And, then to round out “unnecessary”, new data recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine suggests unnecessary risk. Read More

Blood Clots

3 Key Lessons Learned for Implementing OB VTE Safety Recommendations

By Lynn Razzano RN, MSN, ONCC (Clinical Nurse Consultant, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety)

On June 18, 2014, approximately 250 attendees at the annual conference of AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses) attended the panel presentation entitled: “Implement VTE Change in OB Practice.“ Read More

Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Respiratory Compromise

Introducing the PPAHS Patient Safety Podcast

by Sean Power
July 14, 2014

Over the past several months, members of the patient safety community have suggested that the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS) host a podcast to highlight current work in opioid safety, venous thromboembolism, and alarm fatigue.

We thought it was a great idea. We love presenting PPAHS stories at conferences and on our website, and there is so much progress being made in patient safety by others, we thought a podcast would be a perfect avenue to share those stories, too. Read More

Blood Clots

OB VTE Safety Checklist Recommendations Well-Received at NPSF Congress

By Linda Burke-Galloway, MD, MS, FACOG (Author/Blogger, “The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better Pregnancy”)

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS) joined hundreds of other impassioned attendees in Orlando, Florida to attend the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Class from May 14 through May 16, 2014. Over 50 research posters were presented and PPAHS’ poster on the OB VTE Safety Recommendations was one of them. Read More

Blood Clots

5 Steps to Keep New Mothers Safer from VTE (blood clot) development

By Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC

Following delivery, mothers are at risk for developing blood clots much longer than previously thought – twice as long – according to research presented February 13, 2014 at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference. Read More

Blood Clots

Take the Challenge Out of Managing the Complex Obstetric Patient

This article originally appeared on OBGYN.Net. It has been reproduced with permission.

June 10, 2014
By Lisa Enslow, MSN, RN-BC, and Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC

Pre-planning is key to achieving the most optimal clinical outcomes for patients with multiple challenging risk factors or individual characteristics. Read More

Blood Clots

Preventing Blood Clots in Mothers: IHI Experts and Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Speak at ACOG Annual Meeting

Health and safety experts at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) annual meeting held in Chicago from April 26-30, 2014, addressed the rising maternal death rate in the US and the need to take action to keep mothers safe. Read More

Blood Clots, Practices & Tips

Clinical Tip: Mother Dies After Childbirth – What you need to know about Amniotic Fluid Embolism Now

By Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC

The Boston Herald recently reported that 32-year old Colleen Celia on January 15, 2014, shortly after giving birth to her fourth child.  The young mother died from amniotic fluid embolism, where amniotic fluid enters the mother’s bloodstream. Read More

Blood Clots

Preventing OB Death and Adverse Events from Blood Clots: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety to Present at ACOG Annual Conference

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a lunch and learn session on the recently released OB VTE Safety Recommendations at the upcoming annual conference of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The ACOG annual meeting is being held in Chicago from April 26-30, 2014. Read More