Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (April 1, 2017)

This week in #patientsafety, we took a step back to develop more substantial pieces that will be published in the near future. From around the web, Dr. Pronovost describes the results of a peer-to-peer hospital review program; Healthy Canadians, a collaborative initiative by a number of agencies within the Government of Canada, is re-promoting a 2015 video about prescription drug abuse; and, an article on how to use pain medication more safely.


Nothing this week.

From Around the Web:

How peer-to-peer review helps hospitals. In light of last week’s article on the impact of inspections on patient safety, this article by Peter Pronovost, MD, who served on the PPAHS PCA Safety Panel, is particularly timely.

Jordan’s Story. In this YouTube video, listen to Jordan’s story and how his dependence on pain medication led to tragedy.

How to Avoid Opioid Addiction When You’re Prescribed Pain Medication. This article provides suggestions to make opioid use safer, such as knowing your risk factors, taking meds only as prescribed, and seeking non-opioid pain management treatments.

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