Grace and Riley at NETECThis past month the BCU continued our engagement with the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) by sending two of our providers to a pediatric training session at Texas Children’s Hospital. Riley and Grace participated in live action simulation with providers from across the country and their lessons learned will help us to continue to improve our pediatric capabilities on the BCU.

We are sad to announce this month that Mallory Reimers, our nurse educator, will be leaving her full-time role in the BCU to become the new clinical specialist for the MICU. Mallory has served in her role as BCU nurse educator for over two years. During that time, she helped to design our clinical protocols, developed our training program and supervised the on-boarding and training of over 150 providers and staff. She has also helped to grow our research program as well as our relationship with NETEC and the other regional treatment centers. It is needless to say that she be will dearly missed. Thankfully she will be staying on as a clinical provider and will continue to assist with quarterly trainings and exercises. We are excited for Mallory’s next steps and thankful for all that she has done for the BCU. We are currently recruiting a new nurse educator. Interested parties can contact our nurse manager Neysa Ernst (nernst1@jhmi.edu).

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Our August staff meeting has been moved to Friday, September 8 from 9-11 a.m. on Halsted 8. All are welcome, but please RVSP to Chris Sulmonte (csulmon1@jhmi.edu) if you are interested in attending, as space is limited.

-Brian T. Garibaldi, Medical Director of the BCU

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