Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory
Management of Unanticipated Difficult Intubation
Even the most thorough assessment of the airway may not detect the possibility of a difficult intubation. Anesthesia providers need to always be prepared to manage an unanticipated difficult intubation.
The Dirt on Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing
To reduce the likelihood of endoscopy-related cross contamination between patients, healthcare facilities can develop and adhere to comprehensive, model-specific reprocessing protocols.
Meeting the Challenges Associated with Morbidly Obese Patients
Northwest Patient Safety Liaison, Richard M. Kundravi, BS, discusses efforts to ensure morbidly obese patients receive the same care as any other patient and promotes on Pennsylvania hospital’s efforts to anticipate the needs of such patients and the staff caring for them.
EVAC Sticker Program for Emergency Response
A Pennsylvania rehabilitation hospital has developed a program that helps identify special needs individuals who may require additional assistance during an emergency response.