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.
Current drug shortages will be available under Clinical-> Pharmacy-> Drug shortages.
The link is also available under quicklinks in the right sidebar for desktop users.
The Centegra Hospital Huntley (CHH) phone directory is now available from the main menubar under “Phonebook”. The link is also available from the right sided quicklinks menu for desktop users and also from this link here
A new section for clinical protocols has been added to this website. It is located Clinical => Clinical protocols
This can also be accessed through Paragon 13 by going to the links menu
Did you know that the CHS intranet is a resource for internal clinical information such as policies and procedures?
Just type in your search in the search box on the home page.
You will see a list of available documents
Clicking on any result will open the document.
The Intranet is available from any computer on the Centegra internal network. It is the default home page for the installed browsers.
Did you know that you can access the patient chart, MPF during Paragon downtime?
Just launch Internet Explorer from any Centegra workstation and go to favorites => Centegra Internet Applications => MPF OneContent.
The username is password is the same as your Paragon login.
NOTE: Remember to set the domain to Centegra.
This will give you access to patient chart such as H&P, consults and progress notes.
Centegramedsource.com has become an important resource for our clinicians. In an effort to make the site more useful we have been hard at work with some under-the-hood performance upgrades. We hope you find the navigation of the site faster thereby making it more useful.
Tip: Remember that it looks nice on mobile devices as well.
The first episode of the Centegra Health Ahead podcast is now available on iTunes. The goal of the podcast is to raise awareness of health related issues for our community.
This inaugural episode covers lung cancer screening, guidelines to reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke and raises awareness of metabolic syndrome.
Estimate your risks of a cardiovascular event by using this calculator
Last week we did put out our first online poll. It was to get feedback on preferences for the next Physician appreciation dinner. We asked about format, awards and location preferences.
Here are the results of that poll.
- Most preferred to have cocktails instead of a sit down dinner
- Most preferred to continue with the recognition awards
- Most respondents either were ambivalent or preferred to keep the venue in McHenry county
This was the largest sample for any recent poll conducted. Stay tuned for other polls in the future.