By Mark Reiter, MD, MBA, FAAEM (CEO, Emergency Excellence; Residency Director, Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Tennessee-Murfreesboro/Nashville; President, American Academy of Emergency Medicine) and Brian Fengler, MD, FAAEM (CEO, EvidenceCare; Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Tennessee-Murfreesboro/Nashville).
In their recent article in Practical Neurology, Dr Mark Reiter and Dr Brian Fengler write about the need for better use of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis to prevent secondary stroke in admitted patients: Continue reading “Two Steps Can Reduce the Incidence of Secondary Stroke”
Health Expert Panel Encourage Use of Venous Thromboembolism Recommendations to Reduce Adverse Events and Save Lives
The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is pleased to announce the release of safety recommendations targeting the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in stroke patients. Continue reading “New Stroke VTE Safety Recommendations Prevent Blood Clots In Stroke Patients”
By Michael Wong, JD, Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety
(This article was first printed in Becker’s Hospital Review. What follows is just an excerpt. To read the full article, please click here.)
Heart-rending cases like that of Steven Spence — a 68-year-old man who suffered a second stroke in his home only hours after being treated for his first one in a hospital — underscore the urgent need to create new standards for in-hospital and transition-of-care treatment of stroke patients, advocated by neurological health and patient safety experts. Continue reading “Recurrent Stroke Victims’ Stories Illustrate Need for New Treatment Guidelines”