In celebration of World Thrombosis Day 2019, here are four much-watch videos on the need to assess all maternal patients for the risk of VTE and to provide the recommended prophylaxis treatment, depending on whether the mother is antepartum or postpartum.
Blood Clots Are Preventable in Pregnant Mothers
Blood clots are preventable in pregnant mothers, but to make this happen, all maternal patients need to be assessed for the risk of DVT and, if the patient is found to be at risk, the patient must be provided the recommended prophylactic treatments. In this video, Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director) discusses PPAHS put together an expert panel to develop the OB VTE Safety Recommendations. He encourages all maternal patients to be assessed and treated for VTE.
Continue reading “Blood Clots Can Happen with Anyone, Don’t Think It Can’t Happen to You or Your Loved One”
We have plenty of patient safety articles to share with you this week. From advice for nurses on how to educate patients about opioid diversion to tips for preventing medical errors in long-term care, audiences across the health care spectrum will benefit from some weekend reading.
Continue reading “Weekly Must-Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (November 6, 2015) – When False Alarms Pollute Intensive Care”
“Risk of Blood Clots After Cesarean Delivery,” a podcast about the increasing risk of blood clots after cesarean delivery, is now available at the Physician-Patient Alliance For Heath & Safety YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLKvAYZkd6rZRkvy7V8ldhA/ Continue reading “Podcast on Risk of Blood Clots after Cesarean Delivery Now Available”
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): Continue reading “Top 8 Blood Clot Patient Safety Articles in 2014”
The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a lunch and learn session on the recently released OB VTE Safety Recommendations at the upcoming annual conference of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The ACOG annual meeting is being held in Chicago from April 26-30, 2014. Continue reading “Preventing OB Death and Adverse Events from Blood Clots: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety to Present at ACOG Annual Conference”