CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) recently interviewed Harold Oglesby RRT, Manager, The Center for Pulmonary Health, Candler Hospital, St. Joseph's/Candler Health System (SJ/C).
The PPAHS has had the pleasure of featuring Mr. Oglesby in the past; in 2014, SJ/C celebrated 10 years free from opioid-related adverse outcomes under his leadership. A key driver in this was the successful implementation of capnography monitoring modules to the hospital's existing IV safety platform. As a result, the Georgia-based hospital has been held as a model nationwide for patient safety with a patient safety record which now exceeds 12 years of event-free use of opioids. Since 2014, Mr. Oglesby and his team have continued to refine best practices to ensure the safety of the hospital's patients; 25,000 patients discharged from 675 beds annually. During the interview, Mr Oglesby highlighted 5 key learnings from the SJ/C's now 12 years of success:
Be proactive and implement continuous monitoring
Respiratory therapists are an integral part of the implementation process