Patient Care

Second Annual NETEC Site Visit

Second Annual NETEC Site Visit

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The BCU team hosted the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) for their second annual Hopkins site visit on May 17-18. NETEC faculty were on hand from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Emory University and Bellevue Hospital to meet with the BCU team and to share best practices in high containment care. The(...)

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John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice Now Open

John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice Now Open

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Monday, May 8 marks the opening of the John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice honoring the former director of the Division of Infectious Diseases who spent more than 25 years leading efforts to improve and develop treatments for patients with infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS. The dedication event and ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Monday, May 1 with over(...)

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Dysautonomia: Beyond Fight or Flight

Dysautonomia: Beyond Fight or Flight

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Time Title Speaker 8:30-8:45 Coffee Introduction 8:45-8:55 Welcome Christos Georgiades, M.D. Ph.D. 8:55-9:15 Autonomic Neuroscience for the 21st Century: Beyond Fight or Flight. Lawrence P. Schramm, Ph.D. 9:15-9:30 Patient Perspective Phyllis Teiko Anatomy & Physiology of the Autonomic Nervous System 9:30-9:50 Anatomy of the Autonomic Nervous System Vassilis Koliatsos, M.D. 9:50-10:10 Back to Basics- Novel(...)

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Palliative Care Unit is Now Open

Palliative Care Unit is Now Open

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The inpatient Palliative Care Unit (PCU) has officially opened on Meyer 9 and is accepting patients. We currently have 4 dedicated palliative medicine beds, with plans to increase to 11 beds by the end of 2017. All patients who are admitted to the PCU require a consult by a palliative medicine provider, with admission or(...)

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The BCU’s Biggest Drill Yet

The BCU’s Biggest Drill Yet

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The BCU participated in an international preparedness drill organized by the State Department and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in early April. Eleven mock patients were flown from West Africa in a new biocontainment transport system. On arrival to Dulles, the patients were transported to one of five Regional Ebola and Special(...)

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Updates to CRISP Access

Updates to CRISP Access

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We are writing to inform you of several changes being made across Johns Hopkins Medicine to improve access to and broaden the number of users of the Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients (CRISP), Maryland's statewide health information exchange. These changes will be effective on March 13 at noon and are outlined below. Current(...)

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Screenings of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

Screenings of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

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Free screenings of the new HBO movie, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” starring Oprah Winfrey. Location: Turner Auditorium Date: Friday, April 21, 2017 Time: FOUR options throughout the day (8 a.m., Noon, 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.) Tickets are free, but must be secured prior to attending the show. Click here for tickets: http://www.insidehopkinsmedicine.org/news/news_detail_page.cfm?id=21247

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Epic Tip of the Week: More Smartlinks

Epic Tip of the Week: More Smartlinks

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Use Smartlinks to quickly calculate risk prediction models like ASCVD, Framingham score or MELD. Due to Epic guidelines, we cannot post example screenshots on the blog. To view this post, visit: https://jh.box.com/s/sj4wzyjlwxiwwtskthhrn33vhzabcdow -Tim Niessen, assistant professor in GIM and Epic superuser

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