Remain Steadfast in Patient Safety Efforts
The Patient Safety Authority administrator discusses the growth of the Patient Safety Advisory with each successive issue and encourages Pennsylvania healthcare facilities to continue to use the Advisory and other associated resources to improve patient safety.
Bone Cement Implantation Syndrome
Bone cement implantation syndrome is a well-recognized complex of sudden physiologic changes that occur within minutes of the use of methyl methacrylate cement.
Perforations of the Colon during Colonoscopies
John R. Clarke, M.D., Clinical Director of PA-PSRS, invites providers who perform colonoscopies to participate in a statewide safety initiative to reduce the risk of colon perforations during colonoscopy.
Purple Glove Syndrome
An invited specialist comments on purple glove syndrome, an adverse drug reaction related to intravenous administration of phenytoin (DILANTIN).