Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

Death of Joan Rivers a Wake Up Call for Surgical Centers and Patients

At this year’s OR Excellence conference, Kenneth P. Rothfield, M.D., M.B.A. (System Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, St. Vincent’s Healthcare, Jacksonville, FL) will discuss why the death of Joan Rivers is a wake up call for surgical centers and patients.

“The death of Joan Rivers has drawn attention to the safety of outpatient surgery facilities,” said Dr. Rothfield. “Hopefully, the positive from this scrutiny will be a re-evaluation of policies and practices, and safety culture at surgical centers that result in improvements to patient safety.” Read More

Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise

Campaign to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients Receiving Opioids

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety enthusiastically applauds the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Foundation’s newly launched campaign to promote continuous monitoring of all patients receiving opioid analgesics to manage their pain. Read More