Infograph Shows Patient Safety Concerns, Benefits of Continuous Electronic Monitoring of Patients Receiving Opioids

Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety releases infographic highlighting key findings about PCA patient risk factors, the role of alarm fatigue, and technological safety practices at hospitals across the USA

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Infograph Shows Patient Safety Concerns, Benefits of Continuous Electronic Monitoring of Patients Receiving Opioids

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 31, 2013

Last week the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety released the results from a national survey of United States hospitals on the administration of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA).

Today the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety released an infographic summarizing key findings

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About the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is an advocacy group devoted to improving patient health and safety. PPAHS supporters include physicians, patients, individuals, and organizations. For more information can be found at http://www.ppahs.org

PPAHS recently released a concise checklist that reminds caregivers of the essential steps needed to be taken to initiate Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) with a patient and to continue to assess that patient's use of PCA. For a free download of the PCA safety checklist, please visit http://www.ppahs.org

PPAHS is also developing a checklist targeting venous thromboembolism (commonly referred to as blood clots) for women having cesarean and vaginal delivery, and the extension of prophylaxis post discharge; for more on this initiative, please see http://ppahs.org/2013/05/02/preventing-death-following-cesarean-delivery/


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