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Jul 31, 2015, 13:30 ET
Improving Health & Safety Through Innovation and Awareness.

Correction Notice Of Press Release On Surviving Your Hospital Stay

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety issued a press release on July 28, 2015, "Surviving Your Hospital Stay: Physician-Patient...

Jul 28, 2015, 10:15 ET
Help us ensure patients are receiving the care they deserve! None of these patients went home from hospital. Yet, all had successful surgeries or were waiting to go home ... but they never made it.

Surviving Your Hospital Stay: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Launches Fundraising for Patient Safety

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) has launched a patient safety fundraising campaign, "Surviving Your Hospital...

Jul 27, 2015, 11:45 ET
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Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Turns 4 Years Old

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) today celebrates its fourth anniversary. PPAHS posted its first blog on July 27,...

Jul 23, 2015, 10:45 ET
Six lessons on death and opioid-induced respiratory compromise in honor of the death anniversary of 17-year old Logan

Six Nursing Lessons on Death and Opioid-Induced Respiratory Compromise

 Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) today released six lessons on death and opioid-induced respiratory compromise in...

Jul 21, 2015, 10:30 ET
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Midwest Stroke Action Alliance Presentation Features Stroke VTE Safety Recommendations and Blood Clot Prevention

The Midwest Stroke Action Alliance recently hosted a panel of health experts on the risks of venous thromboembolism (VTE which is commonly referred...

Jul 20, 2015, 10:30 ET
July 17, the day that 18-year old Amanda Abbiehl died five years ago after being connected to a patient-controlled analgesia

Death of 18-Year Old Amanda Abbiehl and Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Releases Podcast on Fifth Death Anniversary

In honor of July 17, the day that 18-year old Amanda Abbiehl died five years ago after being connected to a patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), the...

Jul 14, 2015, 10:45 ET

On the Fifth Death Anniversary of Amanda Abbiehl, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Calls for Continuous Monitoring of Patients Receiving Opioids

 To honor the life of Amanda Abbiehl, who died after being connected to a patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pump on July 17, the...

Jul 09, 2015, 09:45 ET
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Preventing Blood Clots in Pregnancy: A Podcast with Maternal/Perinatal Patient Safety Expert Colleen Lee

 "Preventing Blood Clots in Pregnancy," a podcast on the heightened risk of blood clots in pregnant women, the use of simple devices like...

Jun 30, 2015, 09:45 ET
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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...

Jun 23, 2015, 09:30 ET
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Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Release Four Lessons Learned from the Death of 17 Year-Old Sydney Gallagher

 Following the recent tragic death of 17 year-old Sydney Gallagher, after having her wisdom teeth removed, the Physician-Patient Alliance for...

May 26, 2015, 13:45 ET
Pamela Tarapchak, Editor, ADVANCE for Nurses

ADVANCE for Nurses Editor, Pamela Tarapchak, Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory Board

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced today that Pamela Tarapchak has joined the Physician-Patient Alliance...

May 19, 2015, 11:15 ET
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Founder and Host of The Doctor Weighs In, Patricia Salber MD, Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory Board

 The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced today that Patricia Salber, MD, MBA has joined the Physician-Patient...

May 13, 2015, 10:30 ET
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Patient Safety Advocate Patricia LaChance Knode Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory Board

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety announced today that patient safety advocate Patricia LaChance Knode has joined the...

Apr 28, 2015, 10:30 ET
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Noted Respiratory Therapist and AARC Representative Gene Gantt Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory Board

 The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety announced today that Gene Gantt, RRT has joined the Physician-Patient Alliance Board of...

Apr 02, 2015, 09:45 ET
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Reducing Respiratory Compromise and Depression

In a special roundtable discussion hosted February 26-27, 2015 by the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care (NAMDRC),...

Mar 24, 2015, 09:35 ET
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Podcast on Risk of Blood Clots after Cesarean Delivery Now Available

 "Risk of Blood Clots After Cesarean Delivery," a podcast about the increasing risk of blood clots after cesarean delivery, is now available at...

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...