by Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety)
The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) had the pleasure of interviewing Thomas W. Frederickson, MD, FACP, SFHM, MBA – lead author of the Society of Hospital Medicine RADEO guide (âReducing Adverse Drug Events Related to Opioidsâ). Â The guide is a comprehensive clinician manual created with the aim to decrease opioid-related adverse events in an inpatient setting.
In the first of this two-part interview, Dr. Frederickson discusses five key steps to identify and address patient conditions that pose a greater risk of respiratory depression. Â For readers that have yet to listen to the podcast, please click here; it’s an insightful interview relevant for any clinician working in quality improvement or directly with patients prescribed opioids.
In part two, interviewer Pat Iyer and Dr. Frederickson switches gears and focuses on monitoring issues associated with caring for at-risk patients. Â You can watch/listen to the interview below: Continue reading “5 Strategies to Keep Patients Safe When Receiving Opioids”