CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) released Top 10 Patient Safety Must Reads for August 2016.
"These must reads," explained Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, PPAHS), "reflect concerns about the safe use of opioids, why patient safety should be a part of medical school curriculum, provide keys to implementing a patient safety culture in the hospital, and what role innovation may play in improving safer care."
The top 10 must reads for August 2016 feature the top five PPAHS articles and top five tweets on patient safety:
This guest post by Molly Siegel, medical student at Boston University School of Medicine, speaks to the importance of training clinicians on patient safety awareness from day one.
St. Cloud Hospital's Director of the Respiratory Care Department, Peggy Lange, RT developed a cross-functional team of clinicians to examine their acute response team's calls to patients who had received procedural or conscious sedation. The PPAHS interview revealed 5 key learnings.
#3 Article - No Child Should Ever Die from Elective Dental Anesthesia.
This article, written by Anna Kaplan, MD, Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, and Mr. Wong, tells the story of Caleb Sears, a 6-year old boy who was admitted for a routine elective dental surgery and died due to complications with intravenous anesthesia.
#4 Article - Top Five Patient Safety Interviews. The PPAHS interview with Peggy Lange is the latest in a series of interviews with some of the nation's top thought leaders in patient safety. A must-read for top five interviews to date.
#5 Article - 3 Keys to Safer Pediatric Sedation. In response to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) 2016 update to its guidelines on pediatric sedation, PPAHS focused on 3 key safety steps.
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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