Please join us for our Doctors Day Lunch April 3rd-5th 2018.
|Guideline Watch | GENERAL MEDICINE, INFECTIOUS DISEASES |
January 11, 2018
|David J. Amrol, MD reviewing Greenhawt M et al. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018 Jan . |
All available flu vaccines are safe in all egg-allergic patients.
Sponsoring Organizations: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI); American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI)
Target Audience: All providers who administer influenza vaccines
Historically, patients with egg allergy have been told to avoid flu vaccines, because most flu vaccines are produced in embryonated chicken eggs; the concern was that a vaccine might contain residual egg protein, which could lead to anaphylaxis. Many studies have shown that flu vaccines are safe for egg-allergic patients, but many physicians still have been hesitant to vaccinate such patients. This updated practice parameter incorporates recent data on flu vaccine safety in egg-allergic patients, including children.
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Disclosures for David J. Amrol, MD at time of publication
AlertMD On-Call number for Psychiatry: 815-206-3437
Effective Wednesday, September 13, 2017
There is no single point of access to contact the scheduled on-call Psychiatric Provider. At times, there is confusion around who is on-call for which service, which results in delayed responses.
The Psychiatric Provider team manages multiple call lists for the ED, med floors, and inpatient behavioral health unit. Schedules are distributed across departments but become quickly outdated as schedules change.
A single point of access is required to ensure a caller can access the correct Psychiatric
Provider within a timely fashion.
Utilize the Center and AlertMD to establish a single access point; populating the schedule behind the scenes to ensure each caller is accessing the most up to date on-call schedule and Provider resource.
Medical Providers, Nurses, and Care Coordinators serving patients on the Medical floors will be able to access the Psychiatric Provider by calling 815-206-3437.
After dialing this number, you will hear three options:
Once you make your selection, you will be greeted by the operator. The operator will page the psychiatrist on call through Alert MD. The Psychiatrist has 15 minutes to respond. If they do not respond, the operator will page again.
Please contact Susan Yerkes with any issues. (815)334-5582 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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From: Heidi Close, Director of Women’s Services Centegra Health System
Rachel Sebastian, President McHenry Hospital
Peggy Norton-Rosko, MSN, RN, NEA-C SVP & Chief Nursing Officer Centegra Health System __________________________________________________________________________________________
We are excited to announce that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois recently awarded Centegra McHenry Hospital the Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care designation (BDC). Blue Distinction® is a national designation program recognizing healthcare facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care – safely, effectively, and cost efficiently.
Facilities are evaluated on quality metrics developed through a process that includes:
In addition hospitals that receive the BDC Maternity Care designation must also attest to having certain structural components in place and commit to ongoing reporting and quality improvement obligations. The program also evaluates hospitals on overall patient satisfaction, including a willingness to recommend the hospital to others. Blue Distinction® Centers demonstrate better overall patient satisfaction and a lower percentage of early elective deliveries.
Join us in congratulating our entire Women’s Health team as they continue to provide outstanding care to our community.
A new page for AlertMD training materials has been added to the Doctor menu.
Did you know that in Paragon 13 physicians can search for any patient in the organization and add that patient to their census. Then they can start documenting or CPOE.
How to add patient to your census
Dan Campagna, MD, Director of Emergency Services announced that Centegra has been chosen by T-System as the recipient of its Client Excellence Award for 2015. On Feb. 23, T-System’s CEO and top executives will present the award along with a donation to the Centegra Health System Foundation.