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Jan 30, 2019, 09:31 ET 5 Keys to Reducing Sepsis - Monitor for Sepsis

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to release a video interview with Dr. Ken Rothfield. Dr. Rothfield is Chief...


Sep 26, 2018, 11:01 ET Hospitals to be Evaluated on Their Sleep Apnea Preparedness

Brian Evans, singer and nominee for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district, and the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announce...


May 10, 2018, 09:45 ET Recommendations for Procedural Sedation

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced its intention to develop a position statement on recommendations for procedural...


May 03, 2018, 09:45 ET Using Capnography and Recognizing Respiratory Compromise Could Save Patient Lives

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) released a clinical education podcast, "Using Capnography and Recognizing Respiratory...


Apr 04, 2018, 09:45 ET Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Appoints Marilyn Neder Flack to Board of Advisors

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is very pleased to announce that Marilyn Neder Flack, who was the Senior Vice President,...


Mar 28, 2018, 09:45 ET Only Continuous Electronic Monitoring Can Ensure Patients Receiving Opioids Are Safe: AAMI Video to Keep Patients and Their Families Safe

With the permission of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety...


Mar 26, 2018, 09:45 ET Selecting Patient Monitoring Systems: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Releases Podcast on Wearable, Contact-Free, and Continuous Vital Sign Patient Monitoring

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety released a clinical education podcast, "Selecting Patient Monitoring Systems." "We are often asked ...


Mar 19, 2018, 09:45 ET COPD's Role in Respiratory Compromise

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced its intention to broaden its discussion of respiratory compromise to include...


Feb 01, 2018, 09:45 ET Improving Patient Safety and Reducing Alarm Fatigue

Today, the Physician-Physician Alliance for Health Safety released a clinical education podcast on improving patient safety and reducing alarm...


Dec 14, 2017, 08:45 ET Capnography Monitoring During Conscious Sedation: Essential for Maintaining "Eyes and Ears" on Patients

Today, the Physician-Physician Alliance for Health Safety released a clinical education podcast on capnography monitoring with Barbara McArthur, RN,...


Nov 16, 2017, 08:45 ET Today's Must-Have: Capnography Monitoring During Conscious Sedation

Today, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety released a clinical education podcast with Matt Kurrek, MD, FRCPC (Professor, Department of ...


Oct 31, 2017, 10:30 ET Continuous Patient Monitoring Provides Early Detection of Respiratory Compromise: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Clinical Education Podcast with Dr. Jeffrey Vender

In a clinical education podcast released by the Physician-Physician Alliance for Health Safety, Jeffrey S. Vender, MD. cautions that otherwise stable ...


Oct 19, 2017, 10:30 ET Is Respiratory Compromise The New "Sepsis"?: Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Vender

he Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is pleased to announce the release of a clinical education podcast with Jeffrey S. Vender, MD....


Oct 12, 2017, 10:30 ET Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Announces 2017-18 Clinical Education Podcast Series

Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is pleased to announce the continuation of its successful clinical education podcast series The...


Sep 26, 2017, 10:30 ET We Need to Focus on Patient Safety to Battle the Opioid Epidemic: 5 Key Steps to a More Balanced Approach

Opioid-related deaths are a leading national and community concern. Unfortunately, reports of opioid-related deaths occur with astonishing regularity ...


Sep 22, 2017, 10:35 ET Correction: Capnography Monitoring of Five-Year Old Amber Athwal May Have Prevented Her Brain Damage: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Recommends Capnography Monitoring

The September 21, 2017 press release from the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety contained an incorrect quote from Michael Wong, JD...


Sep 21, 2017, 10:30 ET Capnography Monitoring of Five-Year Old Amber Athwal May Have Prevented Her Brain Damage: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Recommends Capnography Monitoring

The recent case of five-year old Amber Athwal is a reminder yet again of the dangers of dental sedation without the availability of adequate...


Sep 19, 2017, 10:35 ET Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety asks "What are you doing for Pain Awareness Month?"

The American Chronic Pain Association asks people to "not just sit there" and "Give a Squat 4 Pain" in honor this month of Pain Awareness Month. To...


Sep 14, 2017, 10:30 ET Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety says Family Caregivers Need Support and Recognition

National Family Caregivers Month – celebrated each November -- is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. Michael Wong,...


Sep 13, 2017, 10:30 ET Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety says "Suspect Sepsis - Save Lives"

According to the Sepsis Alliance: "Every 2 minutes someone dies from sepsis in the U.S. – that's more than from prostate cancer, breast cancer and...


Sep 06, 2017, 10:30 ET Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety recommendations for doctors to prevent medical errors during transfers of care

In an effort to reduce medical errors during transfers of care, Stephen Routledge, MPH, (Patient Safety Improvement Lead, Canadian Patient Safety...


Jul 18, 2017, 10:35 ET Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Honors Amanda Abbiehl On 7th Death Anniversary

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) has released an article in memory of the 7th anniversary of Amanda Abbiehl's death. Amanda ...


Jun 22, 2017, 10:30 ET Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Participates in 1st Annual Anticoagulation Summit

Patient advocates and leading medical societies involved in awareness building and improving patient safety in Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) and venous...


Jun 08, 2017, 10:30 ET Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Appoints Communications Director

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) would like to formally announce that Nicholas Wong has been appointed as Director,...


Jun 06, 2017, 09:40 ET Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Releases Position on Continuous Electronic Monitoring During Opioid Use

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) has released a position paper calling for continuous electronic monitoring for patients...