Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

Top Five Patient Safety Interviews

In honor of the fifth anniversary of the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS), PPAHS today announced the top five patient safety interviews by PPAHS.

“To increase awareness and promote discussion about and practical solutions for patient safety issues, PPAHS interviews doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and patients’ families,” said Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, PPAHS).

By the number of views, the five most popular interviews on the PPAHS YouTube channel are: Read More

Respiratory Compromise

Can Failure-to-Rescue be Improved?

There is a need to improve rapid response teams and code blue activations. 50% of Code Blue events involve patients receiving opioids. Moreover, unrecognized postoperative respiratory failure that results in cardiopulmonary arrest is a daily occurrence at healthcare facilities across the United States.

In a recent interview with the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS), Eyal Zimlichman, M.D., MSc., spoke at length about improving rapid response teams and code blue activations. Read More

Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

6-Month Return on Investment of Continuous Electronic Monitoring: An Interview with Eyal Zimlichman, MD

Eyal Zimlichman, M.D., MSc., holds dual appointments as Deputy Director General and Chief Quality Officer at Sheba Medical Center in Israel and at the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

In an in-depth discussion with the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS), Dr. Zimlichman discusses his research, experience, and thoughts on continuous electronic monitoring. He says that his research of a continuous electronic monitoring system has shown a 6-month break-even point for acquisition and implementation, and thereafter cost savings. To listen to the interview with Dr. Zimlichman on YouTube, please click here.

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Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

Physician-Patient Alliance Encouraged by First Meeting of National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety described the inaugural meeting of the National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids as a major step forward in the path to eliminate respiratory comprise, the second-most frequently occurring preventable patient safety issue in the United States.

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