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Mar 04, 2015, 09:45 ET
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Excellence in Opioid Safety: Featured Presentation at the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo

 A featured presentation on opioid safety will be made at the Surgical Conference & Expo hosted by Association of periOperative Registered...

Feb 24, 2015, 09:45 ET

Healthcare Leaders to Meet on Respiratory Compromise To Improve Patient Safety and Save Lives

Respiratory compromise is the second-most frequently occurring preventable patient safety issue and causes higher mortality rates, longer hospital...

Feb 11, 2015, 08:30 ET
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New Stroke VTE Safety Recommendations Prevent Blood Clots In Stroke Patients: 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...

Feb 09, 2015, 08:00 ET
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Recommendations for Reducing Death and Disability among Stroke Victims to be released at International Stroke Conference 2015

To reduce death and disability among stroke victims – and help healthcare providers lower rates of life-threatening venous thromboembolism...

Jan 22, 2015, 10:15 ET

Physician-Patient Alliance Recommends Continuous Respiratory Monitoring of All Patients Receiving Opioids

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety today issued the following statement encouraging the continuous electronic monitoring of all...

Dec 03, 2014, 09:55 ET
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Physician-Patient Alliance Encouraged by First Meeting of National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids

 The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety described the inaugural meeting of the National Coalition to Promote Continuous...

Nov 12, 2014, 09:45 ET
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Physician-Patient Alliance Salutes and Joins AAMI Foundation's Campaign to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients Receiving Opioids

 The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety enthusiastically applauds the Association for the Advancement of Medical...

Oct 14, 2014, 11:30 ET
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Physician-Patient Alliance Salutes Hospital's 10 'Event Free' Years of Patient Safety

 The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is celebrating with St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital (SJ/C) as the Savannah, Ga.,...

Sep 30, 2014, 10:30 ET
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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...

Sep 25, 2014, 10:30 ET
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Physician-Patient Alliance Urges Nation's Hospitals: 'Keep It On' to Ensure Safe Monitoring of Children after Surgery

Prompted by a mother whose one-year-old son died tragically after a successful bone marrow transplant procedure, the Physician-Patient Alliance for...

Sep 10, 2014, 09:15 ET
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Four Lessons Learned from Death of Joan Rivers

 The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) released today four lessons learned from the death of comedian Joan...

Aug 05, 2014, 10:00 ET
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4th Anniversary of Amanda Abbiehl's Passing Observed by Family, Friends, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety and Local Media

 The fourth anniversary of the passing away of Amanda Abbiehl was recently observed by her family, her friends, the Physician-Patient Alliance...

Jul 22, 2014, 09:45 ET
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3 Key Lessons Learned for Implementing OB VTE Safety Recommendations: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Presents to AWHONN

On June 18, 2014, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety presented at the annual conference of AWHONN (Association of Women's...

Jul 15, 2014, 10:00 ET

Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Debuts PPAHS Patient Safety Podcast Series Exploring Important National Patient Safety Issues

At the encouragement of the patient safety community, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) has introduced the PPAHS...

Jul 01, 2014, 10:30 ET
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OB VTE Safety Checklist Recommendations Well-Received at NPSF Congress

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS) joined hundreds of other impassioned attendees in Orlando, Florida to attend the 16th...

Jun 10, 2014, 09:45 ET
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The Good and Bad News for Patients Receiving Opioids: Physician-Patient Alliance Presents Survey Results at International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Conference

At the International Anesthesia Research Society annual conference, which took place May 17-20, 2014, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health...

Jun 05, 2014, 09:45 ET
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CMS Guidance Recommends Monitoring of All Patients Receiving Opioids

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued on March 14, 2014 revised guidance, "Requirements for Hospital Medication...

May 22, 2014, 09:40 ET
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Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety adds Premier, Inc. safety expert Pugliese to Advisory Board

 The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced today that Gina Pugliese, RN, vice president of the Premier, Inc....

May 20, 2014, 09:35 ET
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Top Patient Safety Experts Explore Ways to Reduce Alarm Fatigue in Webinar

Alarm fatigue, which can occur when physicians and nurses become desensitized to clinical alarms, could be reduced by improving the training of...

May 15, 2014, 09:45 ET
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National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety: Working to Improve Alarm Management

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to announce its participation and engagement with the National Coalition...