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Weekly Progress Notes, January 23, 2019


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Flu Season Tips

With flu season here and elevated influenza activity across the nation, patients are at an increased risk for catching respiratory viruses or colds from visitors and healthcare workers.

Please remember to practice effective infection prevention. Remind your colleagues and visitors of some simple actions they can take to stop the spread of germs that may make them or others sick:

  • Stay home if you have a fever and encourage your colleagues to stay home if they are ill.
  • Encourage respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette. Cover your cough.
  • Perform hand hygiene.
  • Get a flu vaccination, even if you weren’t required to do so.

If you are a direct health care worker, you should also:

  • Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms.
  • Isolate symptomatic patients.
  • Screen visitors and remind them not to visit if they are ill.


Tips and Tricks for Using Dragon Medical One

The voice recognition tool, introduced as part of the Joy at Johns Hopkins Medicine initiative, makes it easier for clinicians to take notes in the Epic electronic medical record system. Get advice from Johns Hopkins experts on how to get the most out of Dragon Medical One.


Physician Lounge Closing for 2 Weeks–Re-Opening January 27

Beginning this Saturday, January 12, the Physician Lounge will be CLOSED for 2 weeks for construction and will reopen January 27th.  During this time please take advantage of the extended hours in the cafeteria located on the 2nd floor from 6:30a – 8:30p Sunday-Sunday.

  • Coat Rack – Michelle and Patricia’s offices
  • Computers stations – Patricia’s office
  • There will be grab and go snacks in Michelle’s office


Third Annual Medical Staff Art Exhibit

Please join us for a reception in the Physician Lounge on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 4pm – 6pm. This date is the rescheduled date.

The artwork will be displayed in the physician lounge February 28 – March 1. Paintings, sculptures, models, photos, glass work, poems, writings or other works of art will be displayed in the Physician’s Lounge. Please drop your artwork off in Michelle Christ’s office between January 4 and 15, 2019.

You can email Michelle at with questions.


Upcoming Smoking Cessation Classes for Your Patients

Sundays from February 24-April 7 and Tuesday, March 19. Sessions are free. More information here.



Watch this short video message as a reminder about our priority of achieving the best outcomes for our patients.



Click here for the January 2019 calendar.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

January 23: TR Conference—to access click here.

January 24: Surgical Grand Rounds—to access click here. Text CME Code 16813 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.

January 25: Oncology Grand Rounds—to access click here.

January 25: Medical Grand Rounds—to access click here.




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