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Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Announces 2017-18 Clinical Education Podcast Series

Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is pleased to announce the continuation of its successful clinical education podcast series. The clinical education podcasts will feature physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists sharing their clinical expertise and recommendations for improving patient outcomes and patient safety.

The Health & Safety Podcasts will feature leading clinicians, including:

  • Jeffrey S. Vender, MD (Clinical Professor, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine), who is chairman of the clinical advisory committee to the Respiratory Compromise Institute – on what is respiratory compromise and what he hopes the Institute will achieve.
  • Matt Kurrek, MD, FRCPC (Professor of Anesthesia, the University of Toronto and Dr Richard Merchant, MD, FRCPC (Clinical Professor of Anesthesia, University of British Columbia) – on the necessity of monitoring patients with capnography for adequacy of ventilation who undergo procedural sedation, and particularly deep sedation. Drs. Kurrek and Merchant co-authored, “Yesterday’s luxury – today’s necessity: end-tidal CO(2) monitoring during conscious sedation.”
  • Barbara McArthur, RN (advanced practice nurse, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre) – on why Sunnybrook, one of Canada’s leading hospitals containing the largest trauma center, decided to monitor patients undergoing procedural sedation with capnography.
  • Expert panel discussion on managing alarm fatigue, featuring Maria Cvach, DNP, RN, CCRN (Assistant Director of Nursing, Clinical Standards, The Johns Hopkins Hospital), Marc Schlessinger, RRT, MBA, FACHE (Senior Associate, ECRI Institute’s Applied Solutions Group) and Leah Baron, MD (Chief, Department of Anesthesiology, Virtua Memorial Hospital).
  • Frank J. Overdyk MSEE, MD (Executive Director for Research, North American Partners in Anesthesia – on early detection of respiratory compromise.

“The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety would like to thank Medtronic, Bernoulli Health and EarlySense for their generous support of our clinical education podcasts,” said Mr. Wong.  “Through their financial support, PPAHS can offer these educational podcasts with full independent control over all programmatic and editorial aspects of the series, including selection of clinicians to be interviewed, discussion topics, and questions asked.”

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