By Dr. Art Kanowitz
Unplanned extubation (UE) — the unplanned, uncontrolled removal of a patient’s life-sustaining breathing tube –– is an all-too-common patient safety issue. In fact, it occurs in more [...]
“Correctly placing and securing a breathing tube for a patient and performing an intubation is one of the riskiest procedures in healthcare.” – Drew Fuller, MD, CPPS, MPH, FACEP, RRT
Airway procedures take [...]
Letter from the Chairman, June 2017
Welcome to our June issue of the Patient Safety Newsletter.
This month, we focused on the patient safety challenge topic, airway safety. Failure of airway [...]