Two Practices to Adopt After Pediatric Opioid Trial Halted

With more than 500,000 pediatric tonsillectomies performed each year in the United States, removal of tonsils is one of the most common surgeries performed on children. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, tonsillectomy is performed 20 percent for infection and 80 percent for obstructive sleep apnea. Children undergoing tonsillectomy with … Continue reading

First Meeting of National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety described the inaugural meeting of the National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids as a major step forward in the path to eliminate respiratory comprise, the second-most frequently occurring preventable patient safety issue in the United States. Organized by the Association for the Advancement of Medical … Continue reading

Stories Shared at First Meeting of National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety today released the patient stories it shared at the inaugural meeting of the National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids. “We hope that the adverse events and deaths of patients who have suffered opioid-induced respiratory compromise may serve as inspiration to encourage the adoption of … Continue reading