Nationally Known Legal Nurse Consultant Patricia Iyer Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety

Aug 20, 2015, 10:00 ET from Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS)

CHICAGO, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal nurse consultant Patricia Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC joins the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety as Nurse Consultant and Podcast Moderator.

Ms. Iyer is a respected nationally known expert in the field of legal nurse consulting. She founded and managed an independent legal nurse consulting business for 28 years before selling it in 2015. In her capacity as a nursing expert witness and legal nurse consultant, she has discussed or reviewed thousands of medical malpractice cases. This knowledge has led to her deep commitment to patient safety. Ms. Iyer served on the board of directors of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants including one year as president of the association.

Ms. Iyer is a prolific author who has written, edited or coauthored more than 200 books, chapters, case studies, online courses or articles. She is a member of the National Speakers Association, and has been the moderator for some of PPAHS's podcasts.

"Pat has been a passionate supporter of patient safety and the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety's initiatives," said Michael Wong, JD. "Her article on the basics of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps is one of the most read on the PPAHS blog. She has moderated a number of our podcasts, and we look forward to developing more educational podcasts and videos with her." 

PPAHS recently re-released a podcast Ms. Iyer hosted on 18-year old Amanda Abbiehl who died after being connected to a PCA pump more than five years ago. The podcast features interviews of the parents of Amanda – Brian and Cindy Abbiehl – who discuss Amanda and how her death has irrevocably changed their lives.

Ms. Iyer will be the host of PPAHS's podcasts. She has recently hosted podcasts on "Preventing Blood Clots in Pregnancy" and "Keeping Pregnant Mothers Safe from Blood Clots: Managing the Health Care Risk in Obese Patients"

"Podcasts and videos are a great way for clinicians and patients to obtain information on health and safety issues," said Ms. Iyer. "The podcasts that I have recently moderated for PPAHS feature interviews with clinicians discussing practical tips and recommendations they have from their own daily medical practices."

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 health care delivery. For more information, please go to


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