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Weekly Progress Notes March 20, 2019



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 5:00 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. Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and administrative leaders are welcome to attend this free event. Six hours of CME credits will be provided. Click here to register. Download this flyer to learn more.


Fluoroscopy Refresher Presentation

A new 2019 accreditation standard from The Joint Commission requires all individuals “who use fluoroscopic equipment” and “perform diagnostic examinations” to complete an annual training. Download this presentation for a refresher on fluoroscopy. To review the refresher exam, click here.


Best Grad Schools

Johns Hopkins Ranked Among Nation's Best Medical Schools

In the latest U.S. News & World Report list of Best Graduate Schools, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is once again ranked #2 in the nation for best research-oriented medical school. Within the school of medicine, six specialties were ranked #1 or #2, and six specialties improved their ranking. The schools of nursing and public health were both ranked #1. Click here to learn more. Read about several other top rankings in science, education and engineering on the Hub.


National Doctor's Day

March 30 is Doctor's Day!

National Doctor’s Day is next Saturday, March 30! It is a holiday designed to honor physicians for the work they do for patients, communities and society as a whole. To celebrate, we will be hosting a special luncheon in the Physician’s Lounge every day next week, Monday, Mar. 25 to Friday, Mar. 29, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 


Attend the 11th Annual VTE Symposium

Learn about the latest research on blood clot prevention at the 11th annual Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Symposium on Friday, Mar. 29, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Hurd Hall. Highlights include Medical Grand Rounds, panels with patients and providers, and presentations on VTE-related topics by Johns Hopkins researchers and clinicians. The event will also be streamed live.



Click here for the March 2019 calendar.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

March 20: TR Conference—to access click here. Text CME Code 18677 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.

March 21: Surgical Grand Rounds—to access click here. Text CME Code 16821 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start. 

March 22: Joint Medicine and Oncology Grand Rounds—to access click here. Text CME Code 18222 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.


Paper Scrubs


New Paper Scrubs for Vulnerable Patients

For safety reasons, an especially vulnerable group of patients who need observation at all times will now be wearing burgundy-colored paper scrubs, instead of blue scrubs. The purpose of this change is to help all staff easily identify at-risk patients. These scrubs should be used only for this group of patients.

Our inpatient PCTs wear wine scrubs made of fabric, not paper. If you see an unattended patient in burgundy paper scrubs, please contact Security immediately at x2500.



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