Author Archives: Mary Reinen

New Citrix Receiver – Rollout Begins 6/18/18

The IT Team announced an upgrade to the Citrix Receiver 4.9 for all hospital service areas. The new Citrix Receiver is designed to eliminate desktop clutter and allow end users to manage their Citrix icons in a convenient “storefront.”  The rollout will take place June 18th through June 22nd.  The Help Desk will staff additional agents during the rollout and the Desktop Team will round on units to provide Support.  The rollout schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, June 18th              Pharmacy & Lab
  • Tuesday, Junet 19th             Inpatient Nursing Units, Physician devices, Registration
  • Wednesday, June 20th        Surgical Services
  • Thursday, June 21st             Medical Imaging
  • Friday, June 22nd                 Care Coordination

Citrix Receiver Training Guide

Potassium Chloride Injection Shortage

We have been alerted by Pfizer Inc. that Potassium Chloride Injection will experience a supply interruption due to Hurricane Maria and the inability of their other manufacturing plants to keep up with demand. The Pharmaceutical Purchasing Group at CHS checks for supply on a daily basis. While we expect some supply to arrive this week, our stock is very low at this time. Please consider the use of oral potassium products wherever possible. Potassium Acetate and Potassium Phosphate riders are an alternative in appropriate patients. In addition, Large Volume Parenteral Products (D5% – 0.2% NS with KCL, D5%-0.45% with KCL and D5% – 0.9% NS with KCL) are other alternatives.

Thank you for your assistance during this shortage.