Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

Only Continuous Electronic Monitoring Can Ensure Patients Receiving Opioids Are Safe AAMI Video to Keep Patients and Their Families Safe

With the permission of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to release the AAMI video on how to keep patients and their families safe, “Only Continuous Electronic Monitoring Can Ensure Patients Receiving Opioids Are Safe.”

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Opioid Safety, Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise

Monitoring can prevent errors with patient-controlled analgesia

by Laura Batz Townsend

My Mom, Louise Batz, died from a preventable medical error after recovering knee surgery. Mom went into the hospital for knee replacement surgery.

This was not emergency surgery. She had planned the surgery so she would have enough time to heal and be ready to welcome the arrival of her fourth grandchild. Read More