Remember to save the date for the upcoming Physician Appreciation Event on Friday, October 17 at the Boulder Ridge Country Club.
RSVP by Friday, October 10
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The Fall Symposium lectures will be held on October 22, 2014 and October 23, 2014.
Registration and lecture information can be found Here.
The institute for healthcare improvement has an article outlining the background and objectives for medication reconciliation.
Poor communication of medical information at transition points is responsible for as many as 50 percent of all medication errors
The upgrades and upgrade dates include but are not limited to:
A few highlights include:
More details to follow.
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of many non-polio enteroviruses. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infections are thought to occur less commonly than infections with other enteroviruses. EV-D68 was first identified in California in 1962. Compared with other enteroviruses, EV-D68 has been rarely reported in the United States for the last 40 years.
Hospitals in Missouri and Illinois are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by enterovirus D68. Several other states are investigating clusters of children with severe respiratory illness, possibly due to enterovirus D68. CDC is watching this situation closely and helping the states with testing of specimens.
EV-D68 has been reported to cause mild to severe respiratory illness. However, the full spectrum of EV-D68 illness is not well-defined.
EV-D68 is not frequently identified, so it is less studied and the ways it spreads are not as well-understood as other enteroviruses. EV-D68 causes respiratory illness, and the virus can be found in respiratory secretions such as saliva, nasal mucus, or sputum. The virus likely spreads from person to person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches contaminated surfaces.
Test to be ordered is “Enterovirus Molecular by PCR” from ARUP . Will be a Miscellaneous test in Paragon.
Specimen: Respiratory-bronch wash, BAL, Nasopharyngeal aspirate, sputum or tracheal aspirate. Volume is 1.5ml.
Please report issues related to ambiguous Pharmacy orders appearing in CPOE to this link. This will help enhance the safety for our patients. A quick link will appear in the sidebar as well.
In an effort to maximize clinical access and improve scheduling efficiencies, Centegra Health System will implement a new cancellation policy in outpatient clinics and Centegra Physician Care. Effective Sept. 3, 2014 any cancellation made by a patient less than 24 hours in advance of an appointment will be considered a missed appointment and will result in a cancellation fee of $25. Continue reading