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Michael Wong, JD

Michael Wong, JD
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Michael Wong, JD is the founder and Executive Director of the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS). He has been at the forefront in driving practical solutions that reduce healthcare costs, decrease medical errors, and improve patient health outcomes. He has been particularly active in these areas that most affect patient safety.

Article contributors include: Laurie Paletz, BSN PHN RN-BC SCRN (Manager, Stroke Program Department of Neurology, Cedars-Sinai), and Thereza B.  Ayad, RN, MSN, DNP, CNOR (Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Graduate School of Nursing; Surgical Services Clinical Staff Educator, North Shoe Medical Center.

The article was reviewed by Sue Koob, Cheif Executive Officer, Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association.

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Early Diagnosis of Sepsis is the Key to Saving Lives

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A doctor describes his personal experience of surviving sepsis. He is now a passionate advocate of early diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
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Opioids Can Kill People in the Hospital Too

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Continuous monitoring can help improve patient safety when opioids are given in the hospital but it is important not to contribute to the staff's alarm fatigue.
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How to Reduce Medication Errors by 82%

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A hospital pharmacist describes how his hospital was able to reduce medication errors by 82% by following these five recommendations.
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Continuous Monitoring Could Have Saved This Patient’s Life

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A hospital failed to monitor a high-risk patient being given opioids for pain. She died. This death could have been prevented with continuous monitoring.
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These 3 Key Steps Could Have Prevented Paul Buisson’s Death

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After celebrated animator Paul Buisson died of an in hospital opioid overdose, three key steps were identified that could have prevented his death.