In a recent article, Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM (Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Medical Director, Center for Innovation in Quality Patient; Member of the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety PCA Safety Panel and OB VTE Recommendations Working Group) asks a great question, “Patient Safety at 15: How Much Have We Grown?”.
Dr. Pronovost reflects on the past 15 years:
Continue reading “How much safer are we? – Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Jan 29, 2016)”
Happy Nurses Week!
This week’s must reads feature some interesting questions – and we would love to hear what you think on the following questions:
How can my wife be dead 48 hours after giving birth?
Continue reading “Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (May 8, 2015)”
AOL recently did a video feature on Lenore Alexander’s appearance on the Katie Couric Show “Shocking Medical Mistakes”
AOL recounts Lenore’s discussion with Katie Couric that “Leah was not hooked up to any monitors” following her successful surgery to repair a condition called pectus carinatum or ‘pigeon’s chest’, a fairly common condition where the sternum protrudes forward caused by an overgrowth of cartilage. Continue reading “Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Supports Leah’s Law For Continuous Electronic Monitoring of All Post-Operative Patients Receiving Opioids”
Dr. Peter Pronovost (PhD, FCCM, Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Medical Director, Center for Innovation in Quality Patient) recently appeared on the Katie Couric Show on “Shocking Medical Mistakes”.
On the Show, Dr. Pronovost discussed the number of preventable deaths that occur each year in the United States: Continue reading “Third Leading Cause of Death is Preventable”
Katie Couric recently invited Lenore Alexander to appear on her show. Lenore is advicatibg for the passage of Leah’s Law and the mother of Leah, who tragically died in a series of avoidable medical errors following surgery. Continue reading “Leah’s Law and Katie Couric Show on Shocking Medical Mistakes”