Articles we have been reading this past week of February 12, 2018 provide 5 suggestions for improving the health of babies.
#1 – Exercise the Appropriate Standards of Care
PPAHS has been following the case of Amber Athwal, who suffered brain damage after undergoing dental surgery to extract some of her teeth.
The articles we have been reading this past week of February 5, 2018 raise an interesting question – Can legislation stop the opioid epidemic?
Do you agree with legislation to limit opioid prescription?
3 actions that aren’t being taken to stop the opioid epidemic
#1 Action Not Being Taken to Stop the Opioid Epidemic – Government action
Government is not doing enough to end the opioid epidemic, according to a CNN article interviewing Patrick Kennedy, who is on the US president’s opioid commission.
Reading about the ongoing coverage of the opioid epidemic this past week has prompted the following questions – do you agree or disagree?
Should newborns with opioid withdrawal be kept together with their mothers?
Newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal have traditionally been separated from their mothers.
The PPAHS team has been reading many must read articles for battling the opioid epidemic this week.
Must Read Articles for Clinicians and Hospital Executives for Battling the Opioid Epidemic
This week’s must reads contain three must do’s for patient safety.
#1 Must Do for Patient Safety – Prescribe opioids in a reasonable manner
Although opioid abuse, misuse and diversion are clearly valid safety concerns, the current environment has resulted in a backlash against the use of opioids, which has led to reluctance on the part of some physicians to prescribe and to difficulty for some patient to filling their opioid prescriptions.
People can make a difference in patient safety and to improve healthcare. No message could be stronger than in the following articles:
Must Read #1 – For a Healthier Nation, Let’s Look to Nurses!
This week’s must reads focus on patient safety tools.
This week in #patientsafety, PPAHS announced our position that all patients receiving opioids must be monitored with capnography. From around the web, the American Journal of Nursing summarized venous thromboembolism (blood clots) guidelines from American College of Chest Physicians, Ontario released a dataset and tool to explore opioid-related morbidity and mortality, and Pain Medicine News discussed a researcher’s exploration of alternatives to opioids. Read More
This week in #patientsafety, PPAHS archived select articles that we were able to get featured on Advance for Nurses. From around the web, Italy’s lawmakers recognized patient safety as a fundamental right, Health Quality Ontario released a report on opioids in the Canadian province, and research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows earlier is better when it comes to sepsis treatment. Read More
This week in #patientsafety, PPAHS offered a look at the differences in anesthesiology standards between hospital and outpatient settings. From around the web, an infographic on blood clots, a look at how medical students are trained on the opioid crisis, and an alert in a small Canadian town experiencing the worst of the opioid epidemic. Read More