Surveys help to provide information and data to help understand issues. Below are some surveys PPAHS has been involved in – some big, some small – all interesting:

First National Survey of Patient-Controlled Analgesia Practices 

  • In early 2013, for the very first time, a national survey of hospitals was conducted to determine practices around patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps. With responses from hospitals from 40 states, the survey provides a baseline of information about
    1. the practices and standards currently followed by hospitals in PCA administration;
    2. the way hospitals view the role of technology in administration and monitoring of opioids; and,
    3. the technology, training and information healthcare providers think are important for greater patient safety in the future.
  • For the infographic on this survey, please click here.

Survey at Society for Technology in Anesthesia annual meeting

  • The Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA) is an international organization of physicians, engineers, students and others with an interest in anesthesia-related technologies.
  • This survey was conducted with attendees at the session on alarm fatigue.
  • For the article on the survey, please click here.

Survey on ASA Standards and APSF Recommendations

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