Top 5 Health and Safety Posts for 2015: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) Blog Demonstrates Risk Management Concerns

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The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) released the top 5 health and safety posts for 2015. Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, PPAHS) said, “The top 5 health and safety posts for 2015 demonstrate risk management concerns for monitoring patients to prevent respiratory depression, preventing blood clots, and the need to manage device alarms.”

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growing evidence supporting what clinicians, providers, anesthesiologists, and pharmacists know is a serious patient safety risk: patients are subject to significant harm or death while receiving sedating medications without appropriate monitoring

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The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) released the top 5 health and safety posts for 2015.

Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, PPAHS) said, “The top 5 health and safety posts for 2015 demonstrate risk management concerns for monitoring patients to prevent respiratory depression, preventing blood clots, and the need to manage device alarms.”

Mr. Wong highlighted the top blog article - why hospitals need to change the way they monitor patients outside of the intensive care unit (ICU) for respiratory compromise.

Respiratory compromise continues to be a major problem at hospitals across the United States.

According to James D. Harrell, RCP, from the San Diego Patient Safety Council:

“There is growing evidence supporting what clinicians, providers, anesthesiologists, and pharmacists know is a serious patient safety risk: patients are subject to significant harm or death while receiving sedating medications without appropriate monitoring and intervention.”

To read the top 5 posts, please go to http://www.ppahs.org/blog/

About Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety

Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to promote safer clinical practices and standards for patients through collaboration among healthcare experts, professionals, scientific researchers, and others, in order to improve health care delivery. For more information, please go to http://www.ppahs.org

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