This week at PPAHS, we continue a new campaign targeting orthopedic VTE with a survey; help us by completing it and sending to relevant colleagues. The latest #patientsafety news involves a new study on OSA, research into possible drivers of the opioid epidemic, and innovations in hospital design.
Announcing Survey on Patient Safety in Orthopedics. As part of our latest campaign focusing on orthopedic VTE, we’ve designed a survey to understand current physician practices. Help us by taking the survey and sharing with colleagues, and you’ll be entered into a draw for a $100 Amazon gift card. Read More
The guidelines for preventing VTE after total joint arthroplasty (such as, knee and hip replacement) by the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American College of Chest Physicians are unanimous – both pharmacological and mechanical prophylaxis are needed.
The AAOS recommends the use of pharmacological and/or mechanical compression devices for both total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee replacement (TKA) patients who are not at an elevated risk for VTE or bleeding, as well as for patients with a known bleeding disorder and/or active liver disease.
To better understand and develop practical solutions to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients undergoing hip and knee replacement, PPAHS asks for you to complete this survey on patient safety in orthopedics.
This survey has been sent to orthopedic surgeons and clinicians across the US. Read More