The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety presented at the American Conference Institute’s Medical Professional Liability conference on October 31, 2014 on steps hospitals can take to implement preventative measures to minimize their exposure to medical malpractice litigation.
According to a study that appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), after heart disease and cancer, medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Read More
Unnecessary – that’s the word that best summarizes this week’s reads – unnecessary readmissions and unnecessary surgery.
And, then to round out “unnecessary”, new data recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine suggests unnecessary risk. Read More
By Lynn Razzano RN, MSN, ONCC (Clinical Nurse Consultant, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety)
On June 18, 2014, approximately 250 attendees at the annual conference of AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses) attended the panel presentation entitled: “Implement VTE Change in OB Practice.“ Read More
by Sean Power
July 14, 2014
Over the past several months, members of the patient safety community have suggested that the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS) host a podcast to highlight current work in opioid safety, venous thromboembolism, and alarm fatigue.
We thought it was a great idea. We love presenting PPAHS stories at conferences and on our website, and there is so much progress being made in patient safety by others, we thought a podcast would be a perfect avenue to share those stories, too. Read More
By Linda Burke-Galloway, MD, MS, FACOG (Author/Blogger, “The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better Pregnancy”)
The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS) joined hundreds of other impassioned attendees in Orlando, Florida to attend the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Class from May 14 through May 16, 2014. Over 50 research posters were presented and PPAHS’ poster on the OB VTE Safety Recommendations was one of them. Read More
By Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC
Following delivery, mothers are at risk for developing blood clots much longer than previously thought – twice as long – according to research presented February 13, 2014 at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference. Read More
This article originally appeared on OBGYN.Net. It has been reproduced with permission.
June 10, 2014
By Lisa Enslow, MSN, RN-BC, and Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC
Pre-planning is key to achieving the most optimal clinical outcomes for patients with multiple challenging risk factors or individual characteristics. Read More
Health and safety experts at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) annual meeting held in Chicago from April 26-30, 2014, addressed the rising maternal death rate in the US and the need to take action to keep mothers safe. Read More
By Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC
The Boston Herald recently reported that 32-year old Colleen Celia on January 15, 2014, shortly after giving birth to her fourth child. The young mother died from amniotic fluid embolism, where amniotic fluid enters the mother’s bloodstream. Read More
The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a lunch and learn session on the recently released OB VTE Safety Recommendations at the upcoming annual conference of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The ACOG annual meeting is being held in Chicago from April 26-30, 2014. Read More