Patient Safety

Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads (October 28, 2016)

This week at PPAHS, we continue a new campaign targeting orthopedic VTE with a survey; help us by completing it and sending to relevant colleagues.  The latest #patientsafety news involves a new study on OSA, research into possible drivers of the opioid epidemic, and innovations in hospital design.

From PPAHS:

Announcing Survey on Patient Safety in Orthopedics.  As part of our latest campaign focusing on orthopedic VTE, we’ve designed a survey to understand current physician practices.  Help us by taking the survey and sharing with colleagues, and you’ll be entered into a draw for a $100 Amazon gift card. Read More

Blood Clots

VTE Prophylaxis is a Must for Preventing VTE Readmissions in Orthopedic Patients: AAOS & ACCP Guidelines

The guidelines for preventing VTE after total joint arthroplasty (such as, knee and hip replacement) by the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American College of Chest Physicians are unanimous – both pharmacological and mechanical prophylaxis are needed.

x-ray-scanThe AAOS recommends the use of pharmacological and/or mechanical compression devices for both total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee replacement (TKA) patients who are not at an elevated risk for VTE or bleeding, as well as for patients with a known bleeding disorder and/or active liver disease.
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Blood Clots, Patient Safety

Announcing Survey on Patient Safety in Orthopedics Help better understand practical solutions to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients undergoing hip and knee replacement

To better understand and develop practical solutions to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients undergoing hip and knee replacement, PPAHS asks for you to complete this survey on patient safety in orthopedics.

This survey has been sent to orthopedic surgeons and clinicians across the US. Read More