Patient Safety

Three Technologies Nurses Want Discussed at ACI Medical Liability Conference

Three technologies nurses want were discussed at the recent ACI Medical Liability conference.

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) conducted a survey among 73 nurses who are members of the American Hospital Association (AHA). The AHA leads, represents and serves hospitals, health systems and other related organizations that are accountable to the community and committed to health improvement.

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Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

Three Technologies Nurses Want: Preliminary Survey Results Presented at ACI Medical Liability Conference

Three technologies that nurses want will be presented at the ACI Medical Liability conference (October 26-27, 2015).

Preliminary survey results will be presented at the conference. These results are findings of a survey recently conducted by the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS). Survey respondents consisted of 73 nurses who are members of the American Hospital Association (AHA). The AHA leads, represents and serves hospitals, health systems and other related organizations that are accountable to the community and committed to health improvement.

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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

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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