Weekly Progress Notes, September 19, 2018

NEWS & REMINDERS

Mandatory Flu Vaccinations Beginning October 8, 2018

We will offer free flu vaccine clinics to our employees, physicians, and volunteers as we have done every year, at various locations and times for your convenience. The flu clinic schedule and a detailed “Frequently Asked Questions” document will be placed on the SHIP Intranet or can be obtained from your manager.  Those who receive the flu vaccine outside of Suburban Hospital will be required to provide documentation to Employee Health.  The final flu clinic will be held on November 16, 2018. The deadline for vaccination and documentation is also November 16, 2018.

Learn more here.

High-Value Health Care Conference September 21 -23

Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and presented by The High Value Practice Academic Alliance and the Health Research & Educational Trust, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association, the conference shares leading practices and provides immersive skill-building experiences regarding value-based care. More than 200 abstracts and eight workshops will describe successful initiatives from medical centers across the country and share strategies for improving health care quality and safety while reducing costs. Participants can receive continuing medical education credits and maintenance of certification points. More information can be found here.

Architecture of High Value Health Care Conference
Sept. 21–23, 2018
Baltimore Convention Center
REGISTER NOW!

Reducing CAUTI

Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) are one of the most common and costly, yet preventable, hospital-acquired infections in the U.S.  Patient harm caused by CAUTI can be prevented by minimizing the unnecessary utilization of foley catheters.

At Suburban Hospital, we have an established foley catheter protocol that has been in Epic for the last few years. We have found that this process assists in removing foley catheters in a timely fashion. I encourage you to implement this process to take the best care of our patients. Please contact Eric Dobkin at 301-896-2149 or edobkin1@jhmi.edu for more information.

(GEN020) Indwelling Urinary Catheter Policy and Protocol

Diamond Ball on December 1

Don’t miss your chance to attend Suburban Hospital’s 75th Anniversary Diamond Ball on December 1 at the Bethesda Hyatt.  Sponsorships available at suburban75.org.  Special thanks to all the physicians at JHCP Heart Care for stepping up as a lead (Sapphire) sponsor!  The Axis Healthcare Group and Dr. Pamela Wright also recently joined the list of physician sponsors of this important event.

CME Requirement for CDS Certificate

Effective October 1, 2018, authorized providers are required to complete 2 hours of continuing education prior to receiving a new or renewal CDS registration certificate. Details are here.

Free! Freedom From Smoking Classes in the Community

Please share this great information with your patients.  Suburban has partnered with JHCP and the Town of Poolesville to present Freedom from Smoking courses in the community at no cost to the participant.

Details are here.  Call 301-896-2334 with questions.

Save the Date: Ethics Workshop

On Friday, September 28, 2018, the Department of Social Work at the Kennedy Krieger Institute will present “Managing Moral Distress Across Clinical Environments” from 8:15 a.m. to Noon at the Arnall Patz Lecture Hall, Wilmer Eye Institute, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Maryland.

Click here for registration information.

September 2018 Medical Staff Calendar: Click here

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

Suburban Hospital CME Upcoming Symposia

Breakfast and lunch are included | All have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Updates in Head and Neck Cancer Featuring the Dr. Jay Grodin Memorial Lecture

Click here for the brochure.

  •   Date – October 27, 2018
  •   Time – 7:30 am – 5:00 p.m.
  •   8 CME credits
  •   Fee:  $25

Register here

Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

September 19: TR Conference—to access please click here.

September 20: Surgical Grand Rounds—to access please click here.

September 21: Oncology Grand Rounds—to access please click here.

September 21: Medical Grand Rounds—to access please click here.

EPIC

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