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Weekly Progress Notes April 3


Save the Date

Suburban Hospital Medical Staff Annual Meeting

Save the date for the 2019 Suburban Hospital Medical Staff Annual Meeting. The theme of the meeting is Taking Care of Ourselves and our Community and it will be held on Thursday, Apr. 11 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Club (6100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, Maryland). You can email Michelle at with questions. Click here for more information.


JOH Medical Staff

Seventh Annual Johns Hopkins Medical Staff Leadership Retreat

Join us on May 3, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Club in Bethesda for the seventh annual Johns Hopkins Medical Staff Leadership Retreat, Emotional Intelligence and Temperament Theory: Real Skills for Effective Leadership at Work and Beyond. The workshop will be led by Joslyn Vaught, a senior advisor in leadership and organizational development at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. 

The format is entirely interactive and will help you identify and understand your own personality type and how to best use your EQ to communicate effectively and work with colleagues, patients and other people you encounter in your professional and personal life. Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and administrative leaders are welcome to attend this free event and networking opportunity. Six hours of CME credits will be provided. Click here to register. Download this flyer to learn more.


National Doctor's Day Blog Article

National Doctor’s Day was celebrated on Saturday, Mar. 30. Click here to read Kevin Sower’s blog messages of appreciation to the JHM medical staff from patients. Highlighted from Suburban are Rojack Tan, M.D., Dan Valaik, M.D., Joseph O’Brien, M.D. and Adetunji Williams, M.D.



Click here for the April 2019 calendar.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

April 4: Surgical Grand Rounds—to access click here. Text CME Code 16823 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.

April 5: Oncology Grand Rounds—to access click here. Text CME Code 17622 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.

April 5: Medical Grand Rounds—to access click here. Text CME Code 18224 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.




Call for Abstracts: High Value Health Care Conference 

Share your high-value work that improved quality and safety while reducing the cost of patient care at the Architecture for High Value Health Care Conference, an annual event sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Abstract submissions are due Apr. 30, 2019.Click here to learn more.


JHM Performs First-Ever Living Donor HIV-to-HIV Kidney Transplant

A multidisciplinary team from Johns Hopkins Medicine completed the world’s first kidney transplant involving a live donor and recipient, both with HIV, on March 25. The donor acquired HIV through a blood transfusion at six weeks old and was inspired to donate her kidney to an anonymous recipient after a friend in need of a kidney transplant passed away. Johns Hopkins transplant surgeon Dorry Segev, M.D., Ph.D. removed the kidney for the historic transplant, opening a new era of life-saving organ donations from people with HIV. Watch a video about the transplant, and click here to read the news release. You also can learn more in the Dome.



Updates to the Suburban Vasopressor Orders

The process for ordering vasopressors has been updated to align with Suburban Hospital policy. This update has resulted in changes to the starting dose, dose range, and rate of titration. Please note that the SH ICU Vasoactive Order Set has a special section for PCU meds with special rates and dose ranges appropriate for that care area. All other care areas should use the Critical Care Meds Section which is defaulted open for all users. Vasopressors appear in a multitude of other order sets and have likewise been updated where appropriate. Click here to download a brief presentation on these changes.

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