Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety issued the following announcement on March 5.
The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced that it intends to host a Guide to Patient Monitoring, Improved Patient Safety and Outcomes.
PPAHS has developed a standard set of questions and provided these questions to all manufacturers of patient monitoring equipment of which PPAHS is aware. The Guide will contain answers by the medical affairs department of manufacturers of patient monitoring devices.
Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, PPAHS) says that the Guide is intended to provide information to clinicians:
"We are often asked by our followers what patient monitoring systems that we would recommend. We hope that the Guide to Patient Monitoring, Improved Patient Safety and Outcomes may help with their decision making process and implement continuous patient monitoring."
PPAHS believes that all patients receiving opioids in healthcare facilities should be continuously electronically monitored with pulse oximetry for oxygenation and with capnography for adequacy of ventilation. For the PPAHS statement on Continuous Electronic Monitoring, please click here.
The Guide to Patient Monitoring, Improved Patient Safety and Outcomes will provide a forum for manufacturers, clinicians and the public to post and find information on patient monitoring devices, technology and solutions that are available or may become available on the market.
Mr. Wong said that he hopes that the Guide will help clinicians and hospitals select the most appropriate patient monitoring device for their clinical needs and facilitate the implementation and adoption of more patient monitoring in healthcare facilities.
As an information forum, the Guide will moderated by PPAHS. However, any statements and opinions expressed in the Guide will solely be those of the manufacturer's representative and of any health experts cited. Such statements and opinions may not represent the opinion of PPAHS.
Although PPAHS has made efforts to contact all manufacturers of patient monitoring devices, manufacturers, who have not been contacted and want to have information about their devices available to PPAHS followers and others, should contact PPAHS.
Original source can be found here.