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Weekly Progress Notes September 25


2018-2019 Sondra D. Bender Nursing Report Now Available



Suburban’s 2018-2019 Nursing Report, made possible through the generosity of the Sondra D. Bender Fund for Nursing Excellence, is now available! Highlights include Suburban achieving Magnet designation for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, moving the needle on CAUTI reduction, education and technology to reduce sepsis mortality and much more.

Click here to download your copy. Watch the special video introduction above from LeighAnn Sidone, MSN, RN, CENP, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer.


NBC4 Features Philip Corcoran, M.D.


Philip Corcoran, M.D. was recently featured on NBC4 to discuss the dangers of vaping. Click here to watch the video segment. Congratulations, Dr. Corcoran!


Seventh Annual Suburban Hospital Cardiovascular Symposium


Don’t forget to join us on Saturday, September 28 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Suburban Hospital Auditorium for the 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 takes place on Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Bank Conference Center at JHM. 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 needs 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.


Minutes for September Pharmacy and Therapeutics Medication Error Reduction Committee Meeting

Click here to download the minutes from the Sept. 10, 2019 Pharmacy and Therapeutics Medication Error Reduction Committee meeting.




Click here for the September 2019 calendar on You can download a PDF copy here. Download the October calendar here.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

Sept. 26: Surgical Grand Rounds “Extending Gestation: Toward Physiologic Support of the Extreme Premature Infant”—to access click here. Text CME Code 21838 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event. Lecture will be televised but not recorded.

Sept. 27: Oncology Grand Rounds “Radiosurgery for CNS metastasis: Improving outcome in oligometastatic progression”—to access click here. Text CME Code 24099 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event.

Sept. 27: Medical Grand Rounds “Endocrine Side Effects of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors" and “Cardiovascular Disease Risk in People Living with HIV”—to access click here. Text CME Code 24631 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.



Primary Care Doctors Can Do More to Prevent Diabetes


A recent survey revealed gaps among primary care physicians’ knowledge of risk factors, diagnostic criteria and recommended interventions for prediabetes. Learn more about this research, which suggests that these gaps contribute to missed diabetes screenings, diagnoses and referrals to type 2 diabetes prevention programs.


Curbing the Spread of HIV Through Emergency Departments


A follow-up study in South Africa shows evidence that hospital emergency departments may be just the right settings for curbing the spread of HIV infections in hard-to-reach populations. Find out how both testing and treatment in EDs worldwide might be the key to ending the HIV epidemic.



Dial 14 for All Emergencies


Please remember to dial 14 for all emergencies:


  • When dialing 14 for emergencies, you will be connected with the Operator.
  • Remain calm and provide the Operator with specific information pertaining to the code/emergency (location, room number, type of emergency).
  • The Operator will then announce the code/emergency overhead and contact emergency personnel.
  • To prevent delays in emergency response times and announcements, always dial 14.
  • Emergency calls not placed on 14 could be delayed, as calls on 14 will take precedence over others.



Epic Upgrade and Secure Chat coming on October 3

Please review the links for the Epic Upgrade and Provider Upgrade Materials. Here are links to specific resources:


Additionally, here is a link to a short video and Tip Sheet about instant messaging available in Epic for patient communication:

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