The following is an excerpt of an article on bundled payments for joint replacement written by Michael Wong, JD, Executive Director of PPAHS and Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC, Clinical Nurse Consultant at PPAHS. It was first appeared on The Doctor Weighs In on November 18, 2016. To read the full article, please click here.
By Sean Power
According to the WHO report, the US average declined to 14 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015; Canada’s figure sits at 7, where it was in 1990.
We have plenty of patient safety articles to share with you this week. From advice for nurses on how to educate patients about opioid diversion to tips for preventing medical errors in long-term care, audiences across the health care spectrum will benefit from some weekend reading.
“Preventing Blood Clots in Pregnancy” – a podcast on the heightened risk of blood clots in pregnant women, the use of simple devices like sequential compression devices to help prevent blood clots, and the role of the OB VTE Safety Recommendations – is now available at the Physician-Patient Alliance For Heath & Safety YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/1He3MLy
On iTunes, the podcast is available at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/physician-patient-alliance/id897887688?mt=2 Read More
By Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety)
[Editor’s note: We need a safer, more accurate, readily available diagnostic test for pulmonary embolism. Anna Hemnes, MD of Vanderbilt provides evidence that capnography may be such a test.] Read More
By Patricia Iyer MSN RN LNCC
(Pat is a legal nurse consultant who provides education to healthcare providers about patient safety. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
New evidence shows the patient receiving nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is at increased risk for developing a venous thromboembolism. NSAIDs are commonly prescribed for people with pain. Read More
Our must reads for this week focus on 5 key tips, which if followed, could save a life.
As well, if you tweet about patient safety, a big “thank you” – see if your name appears below in our retweet shout outs. Read More
Presenting at a standing-room-only meeting at the recent International Stroke Conference (ISC), health experts recommended shortened door-to-treatment times and the use of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) to help prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in stroke patients. Read More
Health Expert Panel Encourage Use of Venous Thromboembolism Recommendations to Reduce Adverse Events and Save Lives
The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is pleased to announce the release of safety recommendations targeting the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in stroke patients. Read More
Guidelines Poised to Change Standard of Care for Stroke Treatment and Help Caregivers Lower Incidences of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke Patients Read More