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Words Matter: Substance Use Disorder and Preferred Terminology
Rita Agarwal, MD, FAAP, FASA
Rachel H. Alinsky, MD, MPH, FAAP; Scott E. Hadland, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP; Joanna Quigley, MD, FAAP; Stephen W. Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP; COMMITTEE ON SUBSTANCE USE AND PREVENTION. Recommended Terminology for Substance Use Disorders in the Care of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, and Families Pediatrics (2022) 149 (6): e2022057529. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2022-057529
How we present diagnoses and treatments to families and patients can have an impact on their decision to consent to a treatment plan.
Snakes, Planes, and Drug Errors
Myron Yaster MD and John Fiadjoe MD
Position Statement on Criminalization of Medical Error and Call for Action to Prevent Patient Harm from Error. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation newsletter.
We risk a decline in patient safety when errors are criminally prosecuted.
Difficult IV Access
Myron Yaster MD and Lynne G. Maxwell MD
Ballard HA, Hajduk J, Cheon EC, King MR, Barsuk JH. Clinical and demographic factors associated with pediatric difficult intravenous access in the operating room. Paediatr Anaesth. 2022 Jul;32(7):792-800. PMID: 35293066
Simpao AF, Gálvez JA. Mining large data on small veins to inform pediatric perioperative difficult intravenous access. Paediatr Anaesth. 2022 Jul;32(7):790-791. PMID: 35665569
We are the last of the dinosaurs. Other than anesthesiologists, do any other doctors routinely place IVs?
More on my call for an assault weapon ban…From Randy Flick, BW, and Elliot Krane
Elizabeth E Hansen, MD, PhD and Lynn D Martin, MD, MBA, FAAP
Feldman JM and Lampotang S, “Patient Safety and Low-Flow Anesthesia” APSF Newsletter Volume 37, No. 2, June 2022 https://www.apsf.org/article/patient-safety-and-low-flow-anesthesia
More on low flow anesthesia.