CHICAGO, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- March is Blood Clot Awareness Month. #BCAM is a time for patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and advocates to draw attention to blood clots. In the United States, an estimated 274 people die each day from blood clots.
In honour of Blood Clot Awareness Month, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety has re-released resources for clinicians, patients, and their loved ones to bring attention to blood clot safety.
Blood Clots & Pregnant Women: A Doctor's Perspective
PPAHS interviewed Peter Cherouny, M.D., Emeritus Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont, Chair and Lead Faculty: IHI Perinatal Improvement Community.
In this podcast, Dr. Cherouny outlined reasons why the maternal death rate is climbing and looks at the possible solutions.
Blood Clots & Pregnant Women: A Nurse's Perspective
PPAHS also interviewed Colleen Lee MS, RN (Maternal/Perinatal Patient Safety Officer, Montefiore Medical Center).
Ms. Lee discussed the heightened risk of blood clots in pregnant women, and what can be done about it.
Free Resources: Blood Clot Safety Recommendations
PPAHS assembled a team of patient safety experts to develop free clinical tools to help keep patients safe from developing blood clots.
These patient safety expert teams developed two sets of concise recommendations that may help you reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in OB/GYN and stroke patients.
Download them here:
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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