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Weekly Progress Notes August 7


Reminder: Suburban Hospital CME Diabetes Symposium

Heart Fruit

Don’t forget to join us on Saturday, September 14 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Suburban Hospital Auditorium to hear Rita R. Kalyani, M.D., M.H.S., Editor-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide and Associate Professor of Medicine, present on “Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Type 2 Diabetes: What’s new in 2019?” Click here to register. Download this flyer for more information. 


Save the Date: Suburban Hospital CME Diabetes Symposium


Join us on Saturday, September 28 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Suburban Hospital Auditorium for the Seventh Annual Suburban Hospital Cardiovascular Symposium. The symposium offers providers an opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in heart disease prevention, imaging and interventions. Mark E. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., the “William Osler Professor of Medicine,” “Physician in Chief” at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Director of Medicine at JHM will present the Annual Mark F. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Future of American Medicine: What to Expect. Click here to register. Download this flyer to learn more.


Annual Mastering Children's Orthopaedics Course


The Seventh Annual Mastering Children's Orthopaedics course will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Bank Conference Center. The one-day course, titled “Understanding Growth – The Superpower of Children,” will address common pediatric musculoskeletal conditions and provide a forum to discuss office management and referral criteria in order to enhance the care of pediatric patients locally. Small group educational sessions will be offered to address the educational need of the target audience. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Click here for more information and to register.


Annual Leadership Meeting and State of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Leadership Meeting

Save the date for the Annual Leadership Meeting and State of Johns Hopkins Medicine on Monday, Oct. 21 in the Turner Auditorium. JHM leaders are invited to attend the leadership meeting from 8 a.m. to noon. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend the State of JHM, which will be held from noon to 1 p.m.



Click here for the August 2019 calendar.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

All grand rounds are on hiatus for the summer and will return in the fall.



Johns Hopkins Co-Leads Research on Child ‘Poliolike’ Condition

Poliolike Condition

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine will co-lead a multicenter, multinational study of acute flaccid myelitis, a condition likened to polio that causes loss of muscle control in children. Read more about this research. 


5-Hour Test Accurately Detects Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Test

In a pilot study, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers found a new five-hour lab test accurately detected whether breast tumors are cancerous or benign. Learn more about how this test has the potential to dramatically reduce time needed to diagnose breast cancer, particularly in poorer countries.



Code Green

Code Green

As we continue to focus on creating a safe workplace and care environment, please remember that violent situational response team activation applies not only to patients, but also to family and visitors.

To report a violent person or situation, dial the Call Center at 14 to notify security. Please specify whether the combative person is a patient or a family or visitor(s). The overhead announcement for a combative patient is “Code Green.” For combative family or visitors, the overhead is “Code Green Visitor.” This will help our Security team as they intervene and help reinforce Suburban’s standards of civil behavior.



Modern Techniques of Aortic Valve Repair

Watch Michael Siegenthaler, M.D., assistant professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and cardiovascular surgeon at Suburban Hospital, explain modern techniques of aortic valve repair including bicuspid valve repair, TAVR, TMVR, and the treatment of aortic aneurysms on Dr. Siegenthaler performs TAVRs with the Suburban Hospital structural heart team, including interventional

cardiologists Greg Kumkumian, M.D.Eric Lieberman, M.D. and Rani Hasan, M.D.



Pain Management

For a list of Pain Management Specialists practicing at Suburban Hospital, click here.



OR Pathology and Cytology Orders Now Appear for Signature in Cosign Tab and In Basket

Effective Aug. 8, all surgical pathology and cytology orders placed by nursing during procedures will require a cosignature in order to maintain compliance with regulatory standards. Surgeons, Gastroenterologist, and Pulmonologist performing procedures with pathology and/or cytology specimens ordered during the procedure will see a cosignature prompt in the Cosign tab of the Orders activity and In Basket. Only one signature is required for surgical pathology specimens and one signature for cytology specimens, regardless of the actual number of specimens ordered. Download this handout to learn more. 


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