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PPM Contributes to Special Article Featured in Anesthesia & Analgesia

June 30, 2017

Recent publication of “Falls From the O.R. or Procedure Table”

Overland Park, KS - June 30, 2017 - Preferred Physicians Medical (PPM), industry leading provider of professional liability insurance for anesthesia practices, announced today the recent publication of “Falls From the O.R. or Procedure Table” in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Dr. Richard Prielipp, MD, MBA, FCCM, Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, invited PPM to contribute data and co-author, with several other esteemed anesthesiologists, an article addressing falls from the O.R. or procedure table. While these potentially catastrophic complications are rare, the authors queried the American Society of Anesthesiologists Closed Claims Project and PPM’s loss data to determine the frequency and severity of these preventable adverse events.

In June 2017, the abstract, “Falls from the O.R. or Procedure Table” was published in Anesthesia & Analgesia, the official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). According to Brian Thomas, PPM’s Vice President – Risk Management, “it was an honor and privilege to contribute to this important project to educate anesthesia personnel about these uncommon, but potentially devastating adverse events.”

The article was also recently featured in the June 27, 2017 issue of Le Monde, one of France’s most prestigious daily newspapers. http://realitesbiomedicales.blog.lemonde.fr/2017/06/27/quand-le-patient-tombe-de-la-table-doperation/

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