You may have never heard of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE), but if you are pregnant or know someone who is, AFE is a condition that you may want to learn more about. Little has been written or researched about AFE, so you might want to refer to these articles to learn more.
The 5 most viewed healthcare posts on the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) blog were from previous years. Although we would like to think that these posts were just great articles – in fact, they had more views in 2015 than any other post, including those posted this year – sadly we think that it just shows that the patient safety issues discussed still remain.
The Google trends analysis of “opioids” (shown below) demonstrates, for example, an increase in interest from 2005 until now:
Three themes for this week’s must reads:
- Dangers of Amniotic Fluid Embolism
- Assess and Treat Patients for Blood Clots
- Monitor Patients Receiving Sedation
Of the more than 125 articles we posted in 2014, below are eight of the most read and most discussed articles on blood clots (order is by publication date): Read More
Too little and too many – that’s the theme of this week’s must reads. Read More
This week’s must-reads bring the worst possible news: patient deaths. Read More