Patient Care

Partnering with Patients in Decision Making: Continuing the Conversation at Johns Hopkins

Partnering with Patients in Decision Making: Continuing the Conversation at Johns Hopkins

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For more information, to register and to submit an abstract, visit: http://www.bioethicsinstitute.org/partnering Partnering with Patients in Decision Making at Johns Hopkins Planning Committee (partial list)  Martha Abshire, Lisa Allen, Mary Catherine Beach, Kathleen Becker, Zackary Berger, Emily Boss, John Bridges, Colleen Christmas, Patricia Davidson, Nick Dawson, Sydney Dy, Michael Saheb Kashaf, Joy Lee, Harold Lehmann, Marie(...)

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Miller-Coulson Academy Excellence in Patient Care Symposium

Miller-Coulson Academy Excellence in Patient Care Symposium

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The Miller-Coulson Academy Excellence in Patient Care Symposium will take place on Monday, April 18 from 11:30-1 p.m. in the Chevy Chase Auditorium in the Zayed Tower. The 2016 inductees are: Ivor Berkowitz, M.B.B.Ch., M.B.A., Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics Patrick Joseph Byrne, M.D., M.B.A., Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Dermatology Michael A. Carducci, M.D.,(...)

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Preparedness Activities for April

Preparedness Activities for April

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The BCU will be participating in two large-scale preparedness activities in April. On April 5, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) will host a Region 3 tabletop exercise at Johns Hopkins to simulate the transport and transfer to Johns Hopkins of out-of-state patients infected with Ebola virus or other high consequence pathogens.(...)

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Endoscopy Excels in Patient Experience and Employee Engagement Scores

Endoscopy Excels in Patient Experience and Employee Engagement Scores

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*Pictured above: Patricia Gent and Sarah Disney The Endoscopy Unit within the Division of Gastroenterology has been hard at work improving conditions for both patients and employees and the results show. The most recent Gallop survey for patient experience and employee engagement shows a .6 increase in scores, which is especially significant since even a(...)

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One Minute Guide to: Clostridium Difficile Testing

One Minute Guide to: Clostridium Difficile Testing

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Updates in C Diff: Rapid Review of the 2018 IDSA Guidelines Q: Should I send stool for C. difficile testing for all my inpatients with diarrhea? Should I retest within 7 days if the first test is negative, and should I send a test for cure? The Bottom Line: NO! Don’t test your patient for C. diff if(...)

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Gupta Reviews TB Prevention in Patients with HIV

Gupta Reviews TB Prevention in Patients with HIV

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Amita Gupta, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and international health and deputy director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discusses research related to the prevention of tuberculosis in patients with HIV. According to Gupta, “HIV is your number one risk factor for developing active(...)

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The Sepsis Core Measure

The Sepsis Core Measure

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care, Vice Chair Contributors

On October 1, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC) launched a Sepsis Core Measure for all 4000 Joint Commission-accredited U.S. hospitals. Core Measures are evidence-based process measures to reduce morbidity and mortality. Well-known examples include inpatient pneumococcal vaccination, venous thromboembolism prophylaxis requirements and achieving quick door-to-balloon time(...)

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Welcome to BCU update!

Welcome to BCU update!

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This is where we will keep you updated on the Johns Hopkins Hospital Biocontainment Unit news, events and activities. The unit officially opened on May 20, 2015, and has activated on three occasions: once for a patient in isolation and twice to run laboratory tests on potential patients. Shortly after opening, the Johns Hopkins Hospital(...)

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