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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...

May 14, 2014, 09:30 ET
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Opioid Safety Experts Say Continuous Monitoring of Post-Surgical Patients Receiving Opioids Should Be Universal Standard

 Continuous electronic monitoring of patients receiving opioids to manage their pain after surgery should be a universal standard of care,...

May 08, 2014, 09:25 ET
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Harold Oglesby, Noted Opioid Safety Expert and Patient Safety Advocate, Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory Board

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced today that Harold Oglesby, Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT),...

May 06, 2014, 09:20 ET
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Preventing Blood Clots in Mothers: IHI Experts and Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Speak at ACOG Annual Meeting

 Health and safety experts at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) annual meeting held in Chicago from April 26-30,...

Apr 29, 2014, 09:20 ET
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Reducing Hospital Readmissions: Dr. Gregory Maynard and Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Present at Crittenden Medical Conference

At the recent Crittenden Medical Conference which took place from March 30-April 1, 2014, essential factors for reducing hospital readmissions for...

Apr 23, 2014, 09:30 ET
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Preventing OB Death and Adverse Events from Blood Clots: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety to Present at ACOG Annual Conference

 The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a lunch and learn session on the...

Apr 09, 2014, 09:45 ET
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8 Key Points to Improving Patient Safety: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Presents at AORN Annual Conference 2014

At the annual conference of Association of periOperative Registered Nurses ("AORN"), which took place March 30 – April 2, 2014, the...

Feb 19, 2014, 09:35 ET
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Advocates join Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation's call for 'paradigm shift' in how nation's hospitals treat patients receiving opioids

 Leaders of the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) and Leah's Legacy say they fully support the Anesthesia Patient...

Feb 06, 2014, 09:30 ET
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Cesarean delivery places all women at risk for VTE, perinatal expert says

 All women who undergo cesarean delivery are at risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), a disease that can lead to long-term complications and...

Jan 24, 2014, 09:35 ET
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Technology wish list for reducing 'alarm fatigue' introduced at Society for Technology in Anesthesia Annual Meeting

As a National Patient Safety Goal of The Joint Commission, "alarm fatigue" – which occurs when hospital staffs become desensitized,...

Jan 22, 2014, 09:45 ET
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'Alarm fatigue' a top-of-mind concern for U.S. hospitals, finds national survey presented at Society for Technology in Anesthesia Annual Meeting

"Alarm fatigue" – which can lead to serious and sometimes fatal consequence for patients -- is rated as a top concern by 19 out of every 20...

Dec 05, 2013, 09:30 ET
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New VTE Safety Recommendations Prevent Blood Clots In Pregnant Mothers: Healthcare Organizations Encourage Use of Venous Thromboembolism Recommendations to Reduce Adverse Events and Save Lives

 The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the National Perinatal Association are...