PPM’s Vice President – Risk Management Reelected to Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Board of Directors
September 15, 2022
Thomas continues to serve on the APSF Board of Directors, Editorial Board, and Corporate Advisory Council
Overland Park, Kansas – September 15, 2022 – Preferred Physicians Medical (PPM), industry-leading provider of professional liability insurance for anesthesia practices, announced today that Brian Thomas, JD, PPM's Vice President – Risk Management, was reelected to serve another three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) on September 5, 2022. Thomas was appointed to the APSF Editorial Board and the Corporate Advisory Council in 2018 and continues to serve in those roles.
Founded in 1985, the APSF's mission is to improve the safety of patients during anesthesia care by identifying safety initiatives and creating recommendations to implement directly and with partner organizations, being a leading voice for anesthesia patient safety worldwide, and supporting and advancing anesthesia patient safety culture, knowledge, and learning. Thomas has been responsible for developing and implementing much of PPM's risk management materials and is the editor of PPM's risk management newsletter, Anesthesia & the Law. Thomas has also written and spoken extensively on many patient safety initiatives including perioperative fire prevention, distractions in the OR from personal electronic device use, wrong site surgery and blocks, medication errors, and securing narcotics in the anesthesia workplace.
"It is truly an honor and a privilege to be reelected to continue to serve on the APSF Board of Directors," noted Thomas, "PPM and the APSF share many patient safety goals and I look forward to continuing to contribute toward the efforts of the APSF to improve patient safety and our vision that ‘no one shall be harmed by anesthesia care.’ "
Details about the APSF, its mission, and activities can be found at the organization’s website, www.apsf.org
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