CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) today released Patient Safety Weekly Must Reads for September 2016.
"These must reads," explained Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, PPAHS), "span a breadth of topics - from opioid prescription safety, to medical errors, and clinician quality of life."
The top 10 must reads feature the top five PPAHS articles and top five tweets on patient safety in September 2016:
#1 Article - Improving the Management of Medical Error. In this month's guest post on the PPAHS blog, Betsy Cohen, a certified and licensed rehabilitation counselor, introduces a communication model for the aftermath of medical errors. Ultimately, it's a set of guidelines to bring a human element back into managing situations with adverse effects.
#2 Article - 5 Key Steps to Assessing and Identifying At-Risk Patients for Respiratory Compromise. Opioid-related post-operative respiratory failure costs an estimated $2B in the United States each year; how can we identify and protect patients with the greatest risk? That's the subject of part one of PPAHS's interview podcast with Dr. Thomas Frederickson, MD, FACP, SFHM, MBA, lead author of the Society of Hospital Medicine RADEO guide, "Reducing Adverse Drug Events Related to Opioids."
#3 Article - 5 Strategies to Keep Patients Safe When Receiving Opioids. In part two of PPAHS's interview podcast on the RADEO guide, Dr. Frederickson discusses top patient monitoring strategies. The conversation covers a lot of ground, from comprehensive monitoring strategies to critical patterns in unexpected hospital deaths.
#4 Article - 5 Key Resources to Reduce the Risk of Respiratory Compromise with Patients with Sleep Apnea. For those who want to learn more about the topics covered by Dr. Frederickson in PPAHS's two-part interview series, PPAHS pulled together some top resources from PPAHS and around the web.
#5 Article - Prince and the Opioid Epidemic: 5 Ways for Addressing this National Crisis. Though tragic, Prince's death is one of thousands of lives touched by opioids. As a response to the CDC's recently released "Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain", this article contains 5 key resources from PPAHS and the web.
#1 Tweet - It's 2013 YouTube video, but we think it might be as relevant now as it was then: http://buff.ly/2bSdE7r cc: @docmikeevans #opioids
#2 Tweet - @mikeppahs: Why All Med Schools Must Incorporate Quality Improvement & #PtSafety into Curriculums http://buff.ly/2be4flJ cc: @TheIHI
#3 Tweet - 5 Key Steps to Assessing/Identifying At-Risk Patients for #RespiratoryCompromise http://buff.ly/2ccwLo4 #ptsafety cc: @SHMLive
#4 Tweet - Increased Risk of Burnout for Physicians and Nurses Involved in a #PatientSafety Incident http://buff.ly/2cEENZG
#5 Tweet - Prescribing Errors that Cause Harm http://buff.ly/2d36tVU #patientsafety
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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