Alarm Fatigue

3 Questions to Ask About Post-Operative Care

by Mario Cattabiani (Director of Communications at Ross Feller Casey, LLP in Philadelphia)

Surgery can be a scary thing for any patient. Whether it is a minor procedure or life-saving necessity, all types of surgical procedures come with some degree of risk. To help ease your fears, it is a natural reaction to want to learn about everything that is going to happen during the procedure. You probably want to find out exactly what you need to do beforehand, what type of procedure is planned, who will be performing it, what the recovery will be like and when will you be able to go home. While all of these concerns and questions are completely valid, an important aspect of the process is left out.

Did you know that the first few hours after a surgical procedure are often just as risky as the actual operation? Just because you make it out of the operating room does not necessarily mean that you are in the clear just yet. While that can be a terrifying thought to come to grips with, it is the reality. Read More

Respiratory Compromise

Respiratory Compromise Institute Unites Key Medical Societies to Address Growing Incidence and Burden of Inpatient Respiratory Issues

Coalition Will Advance Patient Safety Initiatives to Reduce Adverse Events and Deaths Due to Respiratory Compromise – Respiratory Compromise recognized as a top Preventable Patient Safety Challenge

Today, the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care (NAMDRC) announced, with the support of key medical and healthcare stakeholders, the launch of the Respiratory Compromise Institute (www.respiratorycompromise.org) to drive actionable solutions that increase education about and reduce the incidence of respiratory compromise in inpatient hospital settings. Read More