Patient Safety

Distinguished Professor of Nursing Sandra K. Hanneman Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory Board

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is pleased to announce that Sandra K. Hanneman, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN has joined PPAHS’s advisory board.

Dr. Hanneman is the Jerold B. Katz Distinguished Professor for Nursing Research and a professor in the Center for Nursing Research. She conducts laboratory and clinical research on weaning adult patients from mechanical ventilation, using a chronobiology perspective, and clinical trials to test the efficacy and safety of interventions to prevent pulmonary complications in mechanically ventilated adults. Dr. Hanneman was the 1994 University of Florida College of Nursing Outstanding Alumna and 2000 Distinguished Research Lecturer of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. She has served on several federal and non-federal grant review panels and editorial boards of nursing research journals. Read More

Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

Nationally Recognized Patient Safety Expert Kenneth P. Rothfield Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory Board

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety announced today that Kenneth P. Rothfield, MD, MBA has joined the PPAHS Board of Advisors. Currently serving his last month as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Ascension Health’s Saint Agnes Hospital (Baltimore) and Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Maryland, Dr. Rothfield will be assuming the role of System Chief Medical Officer at St. Vincent’s Healthcare—Ascension Health’s three hospital system in Jacksonville, Florida. Read More

Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Respiratory Compromise

PPAHS: Patient Safety First, Second, and Third

24×7 Magazine recently spoke with Michael Wong, JD, executive director for the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety about patient safety and goals for PPAHS.

As 24×7 reports, although PPAHS is currently only focused on a few key patient safety issues, these issues account for a great number of adverse events. Read More

Blood Clots

New VTE Safety Recommendations Prevent Blood Clots In Pregnant Mothers: Healthcare Organizations Encourage Use of Venous Thromboembolism Recommendations to Reduce Adverse Events and Save Lives

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the National Perinatal Association are pleased to announce the release of safety recommendations targeting the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in maternal patients. Read More