CHICAGO, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) has launched a patient safety fundraising campaign, "Surviving Your Hospital Stay."
"Help us ensure patients are receiving the care they deserve! None of these patients went home from hospital," said Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, PPAHS) referring to the patient stories presented at the recent meeting of the National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids (shown above). "Yet, all had successful surgeries or were waiting to go home, but tragically they never made it."
100 percent of the funds raised go directly towards PPAHS's efforts to ensure that all patients receiving opioids are continuously electronically monitored with pulse oximetry for oxygenation and with capnography for adequacy of ventilation. This effort will include helping to pass regulations to continuously monitor patients receiving opioids:
- Development of informative materials (such as online brochures, videos, and podcasts) directed towards hospitals and medical personnel
- Contribute to expenses incurred in presenting to, and attending state hospital boards and other regulatory bodies to encourage passing of regulations mandating monitoring of patients receiving opioids
- Administrative support (production of checklists, whitepapers, and other related needs)
To make a donation to "Surviving Your Hospital Stay," please go to https://www.crowdrise.com/SurvivingYourHospitalStay/fundraiser/ppahs
PPAHS is a member of the National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids. For more information on the National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids and the co-convening organizations, please see: http://bit.ly/1QTJGhc
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 www.ppahs.org
SOURCE Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety