Patient Safety

Nationally Known Legal Nurse Consultant Patricia Iyer Joins PPAHS

Legal nurse consultant Patricia Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC joins the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety as Nurse Consultant and Podcast Moderator.

Pat Iyer

Pat Iyer

Pat is a respected nationally known expert in the field of legal nurse consulting. She founded and managed an independent legal nurse consulting business for 28 years before selling it in 2015. In her capacity as a nursing expert witness and legal nurse consultant, she has discussed or reviewed thousands of medical malpractice cases. This knowledge has led to her deep commitment to patient safety. Ms. Iyer served on the board of directors of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants including one year as president of the association.

Pat is a prolific author who has written, edited or coauthored more than 200 books, chapters, case studies, online courses or articles. She is a member of the National Speakers Association, and has been the moderator for some of PPAHS’s podcasts.

“Pat has been a passionate supporter of patient safety and the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety’s initiatives,” said Michael Wong, JD. “Her article on the basics of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps is one of the most read on the PPAHS blog. She has moderated a number of our podcasts, and we look forward to developing more educational podcasts and videos with her.”

PPAHS recently re-released a podcast Ms. Iyer hosted on 18-year old Amanda Abbiehl who died after being connected to a PCA pump more than five years ago. The podcast features interviews of the parents of Amanda – Brian and Cindy Abbiehl – who discuss Amanda and how her death has irrevocably changed their lives.

Pat will be the host of PPAHS’s podcasts. She has recently hosted podcasts on “Preventing Blood Clots in Pregnancy” and “Keeping Pregnant Mothers Safe from Blood Clots: Managing the Health Care Risk in Obese Patients

“Podcasts and videos are a great way for clinicians and patients to obtain information on health and safety issues,” said Pat. “The podcasts that I have recently moderated for PPAHS feature interviews with clinicians discussing practical tips and recommendations they have from their own daily medical practices.”

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