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2014-09-30 12:29:51

CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety announced today that Kenneth P. Rothfield, MD, MBA has joined the PPAHS Board of Advisors. Currently serving his last month as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Ascension Health's Saint Agnes Hospital (Baltimore) and Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Maryland, Dr. Rothfield will be assuming the role of System Chief Medical Officer at St. Vincent's...

2014-09-25 12:29:14

CHICAGO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prompted by a mother whose one-year-old son died tragically after a successful bone marrow transplant procedure, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety today encouraged hospitals across the nation to join "Keep It On" -- a campaign aimed at protecting the lives and safety of children who are monitored with pediatric pulse oximetry following surgery. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131024/CG03341LOGO To help hospitals join the...

2014-09-10 08:32:39

Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety advises patients even "minor" surgery can have major risks CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) released today four lessons learned from the death of comedian Joan Rivers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131024/CG03341LOGO The recent death of Joan Rivers is a reminder that even "minor" procedures can have major risks and "hidden harm." Michael Wong, JD Executive...

2014-08-05 12:31:03

18-year-old's story called 'a powerful reminder' of need for continuous electronic monitoring of patients CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The fourth anniversary of the passing away of Amanda Abbiehl was recently observed by her family, her friends, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) and NBC News South Bend, Ind. affiliate WNDU-TV. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131024/CG03341LOGO As detailed on the website of the foundation that bears...

2014-07-22 12:29:27

CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 18, 2014, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety presented at the annual conference of AWHONN (Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses) on implementing the OB VTE Safety Recommendations http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131024/CG03341LOGO On the panel were the following health experts: -- Lisa Enslow, MSN, RN-BC (Nurse Educator, Women's Health and Ambulatory Care Services, Hartford...

2014-07-15 12:28:34

CHICAGO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the encouragement of the patient safety community, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) has introduced the PPAHS Patient Safety Podcast, an ongoing series of online discussions that will explore important patient safety issues at health care facilities across the U.S. Focusing on opioid safety (pain management), venous thromboembolism (blood clots), and alarm management (noise fatigue), the PPAHS Patient Safety...

2014-06-10 12:29:31

CHICAGO, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the International Anesthesia Research Society annual conference, which took place May 17-20, 2014, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety presented results from the first national survey of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) practice. The survey results showed good news and bad news for patients receiving opioids. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131024/CG03341LOGO Attendees present at the results lecture expressed...

2014-06-05 12:29:48

CHICAGO, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued on March 14, 2014 revised guidance, "Requirements for Hospital Medication Administration, Particularly Intravenous (IV) Medications and Post-Operative Care of Patients Receiving IV Opioids". http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131024/CG03341LOGO In an open letter to CMS discussing the guidance, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety applauds CMS for this guidance as...

2014-05-15 12:33:17

CHICAGO, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to announce its participation and engagement with the National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety to improve the practice of managing alarms. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131024/CG03341LOGO On April 25 and 26, 2014, AAMI Foundation's Healthcare Technology Safety Institute brought key stakeholders to meet and discuss what can be done to meet The Joint Commission's...

2014-05-08 08:34:29

CHICAGO, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced today that Harold Oglesby, Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Manager, The Center for Pulmonary Health, Candler Hospital, and St. Joseph's/Candler Health System (SJ/C), has joined the PPAHS Board of Advisors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131024/CG03341LOGO "On behalf of PPAHS, I am thrilled to offer the warmest of welcomes to Harold Oglesby as he joins our...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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