Respiratory Compromise

Proper Inhaler Use Can Prevent Many Instances of Respiratory Compromise Doctors Should Ensure that Patients are Using Their COPD Inhalers Properly

Proper inhaler use can prevent many instances of respiratory compromise.  In a recent survey, “The Role of Inhalation Delivery Devices in COPD: Perspectives of Patients and Health Care Providers,” researchers from the American College of Chest Physicians surveyed 513 healthcare providers managing COPD and 499 patients with COPD across the United States and found that both patients and healthcare providers place less importance on inhaler devices than medication in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and concluded:

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Respiratory Compromise

COPD’s Role in Respiratory Compromise A Clinical Education Podcast with the Society of Hospital Medicine’s COPD Team

COPD is a tremendous healthcare burden in the U.S. and worldwide, and it is important for patients and their clinicians to understand COPD’s role in respiratory compromise.

To better understand some of the key issues every patient and clinician should know about COPD’s role in respiratory compromise, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is pleased to release a clinical education podcast with the Society of Hospital Medicine’s COPD Team.

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Patient Safety

Are you up-to-date on respiratory compromise? Respiratory Compromise Institute releases inaugural issue of its quarterly newsletter

The Respiratory Compromise Institute (RCI), of which the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is a member, has released the inaugural issue of its quarterly newsletter. The newsletter includes: recent research re­lated to respiratory compromise (RC); highlights from a RCI member society meeting; RCI and member society news and RC-related news; and a list of upcoming events and observances.

Click on the image to read the newsletter.

Click on the image to read the newsletter.

Respiratory Compromise is defined by the Respiratory Compromise Institute as

“a state in which there is a high likelihood of decompensation into respiratory insufficiency, respiratory failure or death, but in which specific interventions (enhanced monitoring and/or therapies) might prevent or mitigate decompensation.”

The Respiratory Compromise Institute is a diverse coalition of 14 medical and safety organizations devoted to raising awareness about respiratory compromise:

  • American Association for Respiratory Care
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists
  • National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • National Association of EMS Physicians
  • National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care
  • Physician Patient Alliance for Health & Safety
  • Society of Anesthesia & Sleep Medicine
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • The National Board for Respiratory Care

To read the newsletter, please click here.

Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

Using Capnography and Recognizing Respiratory Compromise Could Save Patient Lives Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Releases Clinical Education Podcast with Dr. Jenifer Lightdale

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) released a clinical education podcast, “Using Capnography and Recognizing Respiratory Compromise Could Save Patient Lives.”

The podcast features an interview with Jenifer Lightdale, MPH, MD who is division chief, pediatric gastroenterology and chief quality officer at the Children’s Medical Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Must Reads, Patient Safety

8 Ways to Improve Patient Safety and Health Outcomes Articles PPAHS have been reading the week of April 23, 2018

Articles we have been reading this past week of April 23, 2018 discuss eight ways to improve patient safety and health outcomes.

#1 Way to Improve Patient Safety and Health Outcomes- Use Opioid-Sparing Strategies and More Precise Monitoring

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Respiratory Compromise

Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists Launches Respiratory Compromise Toolkit and Other Respiratory Compromise Resources

To help identify and monitor for respiratory compromise, Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists has launched a Respiratory Compromise Toolkit.

By Adam Buettner, RRT, FCSRT (President-Elect, Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists) and Carolyn McCoy, BHS, RRT, FCSRT (Director of Professional Practice, Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists)

The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) recently released a Respiratory Compromise Toolkit to help detect and prevent respiratory compromise.

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Patient Safety

COPD’s Role in Respiratory Compromise PPAHS Clinical Education Podcast to Focus on COPD’s Role in Respiratory Compromise

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced its intention to broaden its discussion of respiratory compromise to include non-opioid-related issues and COPD’s role in respiratory compromise.

Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, PPAHS) explained that a discussion of COPD’s role in respiratory compromise is a natural progression of PPAHS initiative in growing awareness of this critical patient safety issue:

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Respiratory Compromise

Preventing the Third Most Common Cause of Avoidable Death in the United States Recognition and Management of Respiratory Compromise

Third Most Common Cause of Avoidable Death in the United States

Respiratory compromise is the third most common cause of avoidable death in the United States.

In help recognize and better manage respiratory compromise, clinicians at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) discuss the need for identifying patients at risk, understanding the benefits of early intervention and respiratory monitoring to mitigate patient adverse events and deaths. To listen to the webinar, please click here.

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Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

Columbia University Medical Center Webinar on Respiratory Compromise Prevention, Recognition and Intervention Clinicians at Columbia University Medical Center offer Their Recommendations for Safer Patient Care

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to announce that the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) webinar on respiratory compromise prevention, recognition and intervention is now available on the PPAHS YouTube Channel.

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Patient Safety

Top 5 Patient Safety Podcasts Clinicians share their best practices and recommendations

Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety clinical education podcasts feature interviews on their practices and recommendations for improving patient safety and health outcomes.

Our top 5 patient safety podcasts are:

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