Featured post

Paragon 13: Clinician Hub May 17, 2016

Paragon 13 will go-live on May 17, 2016.

The physician module of Paragon will be upgraded to The Clinician Hub. This will be a major upgrade for our providers that will offer enhancements to improve workflow.

Click on the link below for a guide on how to use The Clinician Hub:

Clinician Hub User Guide

Please reach out to Michael Millare or Sue McMullen at (815)759-4330 for training and more information.

Paragon 13 Upgrade: Medical Office Staff & Other Remote Access Users

On May 17, 2016 we will be upgrading to Paragon 13. Webstation for Physicians will be replaced by The Clinician Hub.

Click on the guide below for directions on how to pull up patients, notes, and results.

Paragon Clinician Hub Remote Access Guide

Paragon 13: Clinician Hub Training

The Clinician Hub will be replacing Paragon Webstation for Physicians. This upgrade provides enhancements to the physician workflow.

Please reach out to Michael Millare or Sue McMullen at (815)759-4330 to set up a training session. Stay tuned for more classroom training.

REMINDER: Discontinuation of Faxing Transcribed Reports

Effective April 1, 2016 at 7:00AM, the Health Information Management Department will no longer routinely fax all transcribed dictated documents to physician offices. Lab and Radiology results will still be faxed to your office. All transcribed reports are available for your office staff on the physician portal.

Click here for instruction on remote login.

Your office staff can be assigned their own read-only access. Please contact Michael or Sue at 815-759-4330 for more information.

Oral and Nasopharyngeal Specimen Collection


This is a brief list of oral and nasopharyngeal specimen collection procedures.

MRSA

  • Location: Anterior nares
  • Swab: Routine cotton culture swab

Top

Influenza

  • Location: Posterior nasopharynx
  • Swab: Routine cotton culture swab
  • Wear a surgical mask, protective eye wear and gloves while collecting the specimen
  • Place the patients head on the bed pillow or against a wall so that they do not move backwards
  • The swab will go straight backwards like placing an NG tube, it should go the distance between the nostril and the ear into the throat.
  • The swab is rotated for a bout 5–10 seconds to get enough epithelial cells on it
  • Remove the swab and place it in the transport media and sent it to lab

Top

Pertussis

The PCR assay reuires a special swab, made of aluminum with a nylon tip. Traditional cotton tip swabs interfere with the test

  • Location: Posterior nasopharynx
  • A special transport media is needed- call the lab for it
  • Wear a surgical mask, protective eye wear and gloves while collecting the specimen
  • Place the patients head on the bed pillow or against a wall so that they do not move backwards
  • The swab will go straight backwards like placing an NG tube, it should go the distance between the nostril and the ear into the throat. This is different from a nasal swab for MRSA or influenza
  • The swab is rotated for a bout 5–10 seconds to get enough epithelial cells on it
  • Remove the swab and place it in the transport media and sent it to lab

Pertussis-2

Here is a video on specimen collection

Top

Mumps

  • Location: Specimen is collected from the parotid duct secretions preferrably within 9 days of symptoms.
  • Swab: Routine cotton swab. Specimen is sent in a viral transport media.
  • Steps
    • Massage the parotid gland for 30 seconds. Note that it is just in front of the ear lobe. CDR742039
    • Specimen should be collected from the parotid duct opening just next to the second molar.
      mumps-cavity

Top

MRI scanner

Medical Devices and MRI Safety database

Did you know that there is a database of all medical devices and the relative safety with MRI? The page can be found at Mrisafety.com. The link will be available through this website “links” menu.

Dr Day 2

Doctor’s Day Lunch

Join us for a special Doctors’ Day lunch in your honor. Enjoy sushi from Kyoto Japanese Restaurant, a beef carving station, tasty side dishes and dessert.

Monday, April 4
11:30am-1:30pm
Centegra Hospital-McHenry
Classrooms C & D

Tuesday, April 5
11:30am-1:30pm
Centegra Hospital-Woodstock
Conference Rooms A & B

Lunch attendees will have a chance to win one of two Fitbit Flex trackers. All physicians are eligible to win one of three $50 gift certificates to Kyoto Japanese Restaurant.