Recorded Webinar for PSO Participants: A patient’s story


Hear Drew’s story.

A patient’s story provides a powerful message worth sharing, and Drew’s story is no different…

Thirteen-year-old Drew was intubated as a precaution for transport to a larger hospital. During the transport, several things went wrong, one being Drew’s tube was placed in his esophagus instead of his trachea, depriving him of oxygen for 30 minutes and resulting in his death.


This webinar will focus on the story of Drew Hughes, who died from an anoxic injury due to an esophageal intubation during an interfacility transfer.  Hear from Drew’s father and find out how this tragedy happened – and learn how it could have been prevented.  Additionally, learn why developing and nurturing a culture of patient safety is such an important part of healthcare today.


Register for the recorded June 15, 2016 webinar:


As a CPS PSO participant, you are receiving this special invitation. We encourage you to share this invite with others in your organization. While Drew’s incident relates directly to transport via EMS, the impact on all care providers is quite real.  We encourage all healthcare providers to view the recording.


The Center for Patient Safety supports the sharing of Drew’s story to promote awareness and support patient safety improvements.

David Hughes, Drew’s father, leads a foundation to raise awareness about patient safety and the importance of airway management.


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