Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (May 20, 2017)

This week in #patientsafety, PPAHS offered a look at the differences in anesthesiology standards between hospital and outpatient settings. From around the web, an infographic on blood clots, a look at how medical students are trained on the opioid crisis, and an alert in a small Canadian town experiencing the worst of the opioid epidemic.


Anesthesiology Standards Shouldn’t be Different in Hospital and Outpatient Settings. The definition of best practice and standard of care differs between acute care hospital settings and outpatient surgery centers. How do we, as clinicians and patient advocates, define the best practice standard of care?

From Around the Web:

Infographic: Venous Thromboembolism: Know the Risks, Signs & Symptoms of Blood Clots. A good infographic on blood clots.

Training tomorrow’s physicians to help reverse the opioid epidemic. Shedding light on the advice being given to medical students on the opioid crisis.

Warning for Slave Lake: Three opioid overdoses in four days. A small town in Canada is acutely feeling the pain of the opioid epidemic.

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