Sepsis is not only a medical emergency but also a global health crisis, affecting up to 30 million people a year:
Tag: Ken Rothfield
The Global Sepsis Alliance has commended the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) for its invaluable contribution to reducing the unacceptable human suffering from sepsis. The Global Sepsis Awards, which are sponsored by the Erin Kay Flatley Memorial Foundation, honor outstanding efforts to increase sepsis awareness and raise the quality of sepsis prevention and management.
The headline of a recent Washington Post article reads “Joan Rivers’s death spurs new look at outpatient centers”. Continue reading “Outpatient Centers vs. Hospitals: Lessons Learned from the Death of Joan Rivers”
American Society of Anesthesiologists guidelines for the perioperative management of obstructive sleep apnea provide a scoring system for perioperative risk for obstructive sleep apnea – but does such stratification harm patient safety?
By Kenneth P. Rothfield, M.D., M.B.A., Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, Saint Agnes Hospital (Baltimore, MD)
The American Society of Anesthesiologists recently updated its practice guidelines for the perioperative management of obstructive sleep apnea (published February 2014). Continue reading “Risk Stratification of Sleep Apnea Patients – A Recipe for Death?”