Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory
PT—How Many Meanings?
Medical abbreviations are subjective, and because of variation they may not always be understood or correctly interpreted.
Update on Alcohol-Based Surgical Prep Solutions
Since publication of the June 2005 Patient Safety Advisory article "Risk of Fire from Alcohol-Based Solutions," the National Fire Protection Association amended its standards to permit the use of flammable liquid germicides provided specific precautions are followed.
Anesthesia awareness has historically been under-recognized and under-treated; however, estimates indicate that approximately 100 cases occur daily in the United States.