CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) recently released an article titled "Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads" for November 2016.
"This month's articles on PPAHS' blog focused on key learnings and opioid safety," says Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, PPAHS), "We are also proud to have accepted an invitation to be a partner with World Thrombosis Day as part of our new campaign targeting orthopedic blood clots."
The top 10 must reads feature the top five PPAHS articles and top five tweets on patient safety in November 2016:
Article #1: Physician-Patient Alliance Partners with World Thrombosis Day. PPAHS has been invited to become a partner of World Thrombosis Day, an international multi-organizational campaign devoted to increasing global awareness about thrombosis, including its causes, risk factors, signs/symptoms, evidence-based prevention and treatments.
Article #2: Physicians on Surgeon General's Letter on Opioid Epidemic: Survey Results. We released the results and analysis of a survey of clinicians across the U.S. It gives an important snapshot of perceptions of the Surgeon General's letter to end the opioid epidemic, as well as suggests some key tools.
Article #3: 12 Years of Event-Free Opioid Use. A must read/listen. St. Joseph's/Candler Health System (SJ/C) celebrated 12 years free from opioid-related adverse events this year; we uncovered some keys to success in an interview with Harold Oglesby, RRT, Manager.
Article #4: Opioid Safety is again an ECRI Top-10 Health Technology Hazards for 2017. Unfortunately, despite some amazing successes from hospitals and clinicians across the country, opioid safety has made ECRI's Top 10 Hazards, again. It's our hope that this will be the last year.
Article #5: Respiratory Therapists Are Integral to Reducing Opioid-Related Adverse Events. A follow-up to our interview with Harold Oglesby on SJ/C's success. In this article, we deep-dive into one of the critical roles for any quality improvement project targeting opioid-induced respiratory depression.
Tweet #1: We asked physicians what they thought of the Surgeon General's letter on the opioid epidemic. The results are in. http://fb.me/2CSn7bAcH
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.
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