CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) recently interviewed Harold Oglesby RRT, Manager, The Center for Pulmonary Health, Candler Hospital, St. Joseph's/Candler Health System (SJ/C).
The PPAHS has had the pleasure of featuring Mr. Oglesby in the past; in 2014, SJ/C celebrated 10 years free from opioid-related adverse outcomes under his leadership. A key driver in this was the successful implementation of capnography monitoring modules to the hospital's existing IV safety platform. As a result, the Georgia-based hospital has been held as a model nationwide for patient safety with a patient safety record which now exceeds 12 years of event-free use of opioids.
Since 2014, Mr. Oglesby and his team have continued to refine best practices to ensure the safety of the hospital's patients; 25,000 patients discharged from 675 beds annually. During the interview, Mr Oglesby highlighted 5 key learnings from the SJ/C's now 12 years of success:
- Be proactive and implement continuous monitoring
- Respiratory therapists are an integral part of the implementation process
- Treat the patient, not the monitor
- Educate both patients and staff
- The 'Eyeball Test' is not enough
To watch the full interview, with corresponding visuals, on YouTube, please visit: https://youtu.be/P8on_Hey-7k
To download a PDF version of the transcript, please visit: http://www.ppahs.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/PPAHSInterviewWithHaroldOglesbyTranscript.pdf
About Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to promote safer clinical practices and standards for patients through collaboration among healthcare experts, professionals, scientific researchers, and others, in order to improve healthcare delivery. For more information, please go to www.ppahs.org.
SOURCE Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS)