Patient Safety

Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Celebrates 8 Years of Patient Safety Advocacy

By Michael Wong (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety)

Eight years ago, I started Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) with the goal of improving patient safety. Initially focused on opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD), PPAHS has added as key initiatives blood clots and alarm fatigue. As well, we and our collaborating clinicians have addressed many other patient safety issues, including sepsis, sharps injuries, pressure ulcers, pain management, COPD, nursing shortages, and maternal mortality. Our advocacy has been through a diverse range of mediums and venues, such as through conference presentations, articles, blogs, social media, podcasts and videos. 

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Patient Safety

Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Ranked #9 Patient Safety Authority

According to Agilience, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is ranked #9 as a patient safety authority. Agilience “combines topic relevancy and peer recognition” to rank top authorities in about 10,000 topics.

“It is a great honor to be recognized as an authority on patient safety,” said Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, PPAHS). “It is a testament to our board of advisors, supporters, OB VTE Working Group, PCA Safety Panel, Stroke VTE Working Group, contributors, readers, our team, and countless others who have collaborated with us to improve patient safety.” Read More

Respiratory Compromise

Identifying and Preventing Respiratory Compromise

Patient Safety Monitor Journal reported in its May 2015 issue about the recent respiratory compromise roundtable discussion. At this meeting hosted by the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care (NAMDRC), healthcare leaders discussed guidelines for identifying and preventing respiratory compromise.

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