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PPM Contributes to APSF Newsletter Article

June 17, 2020

Recent publication of “Cardiopulmonary Sentinel Event During Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): Oversedation or Gas Embolism?”

Overland Park, KS – June 17, 2020  Preferred Physicians Medical (PPM), industry leading provider of professional liability insurance for anesthesia practices, announced the recent publication of “Cardiopulmonary Sentinel Event During Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): Oversedation or Gas Embolism?” in APSF Newsletter.

PPM’s Vice President–Risk Management, Brian J. Thomas, JD, authored an article published in the June 2020 issue of Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) Newsletter. The article “Cardiopulmonary Sentinel Event During Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): Oversedation or Gas Embolism?” includes a case study demonstrating how a sudden cardiovascular collapse during ERCP due to a suspected, undiagnosed air embolism resulted in a serious adverse event.

Read the article now at: https://www.apsf.org/article/cardiopulmonary-sentinel-event-during-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-ercp-oversedation-or-gas-embolism/

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