Author Archives: Irfan Hafiz

Centegra Hospital Huntley Laboratory Passes Initial CAP Inspection

It is with great pleasure that we announce the successful completion of the Laboratory CAP (College of American Pathologist) inspection at Centegra Hospital Huntley.  We were surveyed Monday May 1, 2017 by 8 Inspectors from various hospitals in the Midwest as well as three College of American Pathologist inspectors.

Our Laboratory successfully met the Laboratory Accreditation Program standards in all areas.  Some corrections or additions of procedures and/or policies are required and will be fulfilled within the next 30 days.  This Accreditation also meets requirements for the Joint Commission and CMS.

The surveyors were very impressed with the quality of the laboratory and the helpfulness of the leaders and the staff.  Their comments were that the laboratory provided high quality care to our patients and was very well organized.  The inspectors stated that this was the best initial inspection they participated in.

The positive outcome of the survey is directly attributed to the daily dedication to quality demonstrated by the Associates of the laboratory.  The Laboratory Leadership and Associates are congratulated on this success!

  • Wendy Ward, MD Director of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Rebecca Rockwood, Administrative Director Laboratory Services, Respiratory, Sleep and Neurology

New PhysDoc Templates Coming – Old Templates Will Be Retired

The following document templates have been updated and are scheduled for release in Paragon Live on Mon 5/15/17. Your favorites will need to be re-favorited.

  • History & Physical 1000
  • Resident History & Physical 1003
  • Medical Student History & Physical 1004
  • Progress Note 2000
  • Resident Progress Note 2003
  • Medical Student Progress Note 2004
  • Immediate Postop Note has had required field added
The following current templates will be retired on 5/15/17:
  • History & Physical Template
  • History & Physical Blank
  • Progress Note Template
  • CPC Hospitalist Progress Note Template
  • Critical Care Progress Note Template
  • Miscellaneous Template
  • Progress Note Template
  • Progress Note 2000NEW

What is a true penicillin allergy?

Did you know that most patients who give a history of “penicillin allergy” do not have a true allergy? Most of them will tolerate more effective and less expensive agents without issues.

For more information see the recently updated policy.

How to request non-formulary medication

Please note that CHS is instituting a new policy regarding the order of Non-Formulary medications.  The ordering of Non-Formulary medications will include completion of the Non-Formulary Use Request.  When requests have been completed, they are to be sent to the Pharmacy Department.  The Pharmacy Director, Dima Awad, will be reviewing all requests for approval to use.  This pertains to all Inpatient and all Outpatient (SAGE, ATC/ATS) requests.  Pharmacy will be collecting data on requests which will assist in determining the need of products for Formulary Addition.  Also included is the most recent approved Therapeutic Interchange List for your review.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

Alan Mader

Paragon Diet Orders – How to use them

When ordering a diet outside of an order set providers are taken to a screen where they can see the active diet and any supplements/modifiers for that patient. Below are directions on how to submit a new diet and discontinue a previous one. Please keep in mind that the process below is based on ordering a diet outside of an order set.

New Diet Order

    1. Search for a diet and click on the diet.

DO3click to enlarge

    1. Edit information as needed; Providers can add notes, start and stop times, etc. if need be.

DO2click to enlarge

    1. Click on the red “x” of the diet you wish to discontinue. If the previous order is not discontinued in the diet order detail screen, you will not be able to submit the new diet.

DO1click to enlarge

    1. To submit the new diet scroll to the bottom of the page and click “submit.” *Always click submit*

DO6click to enlarge
After the submitted diet has been processed by nursing, the submitted diet will be the active diet for that patient.

Things to Remember

    • You must discontinue the previous diet in the diet order detail screen before you can submit the new diet.

DO5

    • New diet orders cannot be submitted if there is a pending diet order change. Kindly ask a nurse or patient care tech to process the pending diet order or cancel the request for the pending diet order in the Order Queue by clicking the Cancel Req button.

DO4

Pre-Surgical Clearance Clinic Day of Week Change

From: Anthony Brown, Director of Clinical Effectiveness & Orthopedics

Effective the week of May 8th 2017 the Total Joint Pre-Surgical Clearance Clinic will be at the McHenry campus Wednesdays and Fridays and at the Huntley Campus Tuesdays and Thursdays. I apologize for the confusion the change o f location may have caused . Below is the contact information for the clinic. Please contact me with any questions .

McHenry Campus

Location: ATS (across from CDU 2)

Phone: 815-759-4902

Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Days: Wednesdays and Fridays

Huntley Campus

Location: MOB 2, Suite 202

Phone: 815-759-4902

Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays