Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Turns 4 Years Old Jul 27, 2015 - The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) today celebrates its fourth anniversary. PPAHS posted its first blog on July 27, 2011, “Is it possible to survive 96-minutes without a heart beat?”. This post featured what happened to Howard Snitzer, who suffered a heart attack outside of a grocery store in Goodhue, Minnesota. Two volunteer … Continue reading
Podcast on Continuous Electronic Monitoring Mar 10, 2015 - In this podcast AAMI Foundation’s Healthcare Technology Safety Institute, Frank Overdyk, MD, professor of anesthesiology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and executive director for research at North American Partners in Anesthesia, and Tim Vanderveen, vice president of CareFusion’s Center for Safety and Clinical Excellence, make the case for continuous electronic monitoring and address … Continue reading
Outpatient Centers vs. Hospitals: Lessons Learned from the Death of Joan Rivers Mar 3, 2015 - The headline of a recent Washington Post article reads “Joan Rivers’s death spurs new look at outpatient centers”. Although ABC News reports that the outpatient center that treated Joan Rivers is losing both Medicare certification and accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAASF), Kenneth P. Rothfield, MD, MBA, CPE, CPPS … Continue reading
What Did Joan Rivers Die From? Feb 26, 2015 - Reports WomensHealth: As more details emerge about Joan Rivers’ death, one thing is clear: It could have been prevented. When it comes to elective surgery, even famous people – who have access to the best – aren’t immune to complications … One lesson we can learn from this tragedy is to think – more than … Continue reading
Healthcare Leaders to Meet on Respiratory Compromise To Improve Patient Safety and Save Lives Feb 24, 2015 - Respiratory compromise is the second-most frequently occurring preventable patient safety issue and causes higher mortality rates, longer hospital and ICU stays, and millions of healthcare dollars every single year. It is the third most rapidly increasing hospital inpatient cost in the United States. Respiratory compromise consists of respiratory insufficiency, distress, arrest, and failure. In a … Continue reading
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Feb 20, 2015) Feb 20, 2015 - There are great benefits to continuously monitoring patients. As members of the National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids, we admit that we have our biases. However, two “must reads” support our position on continuous monitoring. Remote Patient Monitoring Lets Doctors Spot Trouble Early RT Magazine reports: A merging of wireless technology and … Continue reading
IPC To Prevent Blood Clots in Stroke Patients Recommended at International Stroke Conference Feb 19, 2015 - Presenting at a standing-room-only meeting at the recent International Stroke Conference (ISC), health experts recommended shortened door-to-treatment times and the use of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) to help prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in stroke patients. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., with 800,000 cases … Continue reading
Could Intraoperative Handoff Checklists Prevent Medical Errors? Feb 17, 2015 - by Sean Power February 17, 2015 The Joint Commission estimates that 80 percent of medical errors involve miscommunication between caregivers during the handoff between medical providers. New research published in Anesthesia & Analgesia suggests that an electronic checklist may help, especially during intraoperative transfers of care. Handoffs can be high-risk error-prone patient care episodes. The … Continue reading
Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Feb 13, 2015) Feb 13, 2015 - We hope there are no superstitious people reading on this Friday the 13th. Let’s get to it. Must Reads from the past week. New Stroke VTE Safety Recommendations Prevent Blood Clots In Stroke Patients Earlier this week, PPAHS announced the release of safety recommendations targeting the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in stroke patients. Stroke … Continue reading
New Stroke VTE Safety Recommendations Prevent Blood Clots In Stroke Patients Feb 11, 2015 - 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. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., with 800,000 … Continue reading

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