Michael A.E. Ramsay
First, Do No Harm: Patient Safety & the Role of the Respiratory Therapist
Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA and
Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA will address the 400,000 preventable deaths that occur in the nation’s hospitals every year, what leads to these deaths, and how RTs can work to minimize them in their facilities.
Joining Dr. Ramsay up on the stage will be Patricia LaChance, whose husband passed away due to his obstructive sleep apnea while receiving heavy doses of dilaudid following rotator cuff surgery. LaChance will sit down with Dr. Ramsay to share her story in an informal, back-and-forth conversation similar to the interviews you see on morning television news programs.
You may know Dr. Ramsay from The Ramsay Score, which has been adopted by medical centers around the world as a measurement to interpret the depth of sedation.
As president of the Baylor Research Institute at Baylor Health in Dallas, TX, Dr. Ramsay oversees research initiatives throughout the Baylor system and is credited with obtaining more than $100 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health. He also serves as chair of the department of anesthesiology and pain management and is co-medical director of OR services.
Dr. Ramsay has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and numerous textbook chapters and is a member of the Sedation Analgesia Guidelines Task Force of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, which released new guidelines for the management of pain, agitation, and delirium in adult ICU patients in 2013. He is also is a member of the Baylor University Medical Center Board of Trustees and Medical Board, and director of the liver transplant program.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn more about how respiratory therapists can make a difference in the patient safety movement from one of the leaders in the field.
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