Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced today that it is conducting a national survey on patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) practices. This survey is being conducted with the help of another non-profit organization, A Promise to Amanda Foundation (http://www.promisetoamanda.org).
If you are a physician, nurse, respiratory therapist, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider, to take part in this brief national survey on PCA practices (which is only open to healthcare providers), please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PCAhospitalsurvey
Michael Wong, executive director for the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety says, “We believe that this is first national survey to explore practices related to delivery of patient-controlled analgesia. Data from the survey should provide valuable information that will help determine current practices and indicate practices that may be adopted to improve patient safety and health outcomes.”
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.
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 more information and to download the PCA safety checklist, please visit http://www.ppahs.org