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3 Ideas for Greater Safety and Patient Satisfaction in the Hospital Articles PPAHS have been reading the week of December 31, 2018

Articles the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) have been reading the this past week.

Make the Operating Room Smoke-Free

Nurse Janelle Casanave, RN, urges you to make your operating room smoke-free:

Surgical smoke is created by surgical instruments that cauterize or vaporize tissue, spreading toxins, carcinogens and vaporized tissue through the air. Like tobacco smoke, surgical smoke contains dangerous carcinogens like formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and benzene — a full day of exposure to surgical smoke carries the same cancer risk as smoking up to 30 unfiltered cigarettes.

Janelle Casanave, RN: Like tobacco smoke, surgical smoke contains dangerous carcinogens like formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and benzene #surgicalsafety Click To Tweet

Catheter-based Therapy Offers Better Outcomes in Patients with Acute Iliofemoral DVT and PTS Severity

According to a study published in Journal Circulation, better outcomes for patients affected from acute iliofemoral related deep venous thrombosis (DVT) may be achieved by treating with pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis (PCDT)

Improve #patienthealth and #patientsafety, consider catheter-directed thrombolysis for patients affected from acute iliofemoral related #dvt Click To Tweet

Increase Patient Satisfaction, Use Telemedicine

Telemedicine can boost patient satisfaction with post-op care, according to a study reported in Becker’s Hospital Review:

Patients who used telemedicine to check in with providers after vascular surgery demonstrated higher care satisfaction than peers discharged under normal care processes, according to a study published in Annals of Vascular Surgery.

Increase #PatientSatisfaction, Use #Telemedicine Click To Tweet

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