Patient Care

Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine Initiative Comes to Hopkins

Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine Initiative Comes to Hopkins

Posted by  | Patient Care, Research

The Department of Medicine welcomes BRIM- Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine. The BRIM initiative is a NIH funded study to evaluate an evidence-based pro-diversity intervention throughout academic medicine. Despite having an explicit commitment to equality and fairness, stereotypes can influence our judgments, decision-making and behaviors in unwanted and unintended ways. Evidence from multiple disciplines including(...)

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Current Trends, Treatments & Topics in Addiction Medicine

Current Trends, Treatments & Topics in Addiction Medicine

Posted by  | CME, Patient Care

Are you a clinician dealing with increasing rates of addiction in your patient population? Or an addiction medicine specialist working every day to treat patients as our region battles a growing opioid epidemic? Attend the 2018 Annual Meeting and CME Educational Conference of the Maryland-DC Society of Addiction Medicine (MDDCSAM) for a discipline-wide, innovative and(...)

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Structural Heart Disease Clinic at Bayview

Structural Heart Disease Clinic at Bayview

Posted by  | Patient Care

Matthew Czarny, assistant professor in the Division of Cardiology, has begun seeing patients at the new Structural Heart Disease Clinic located at Bayview. His focus is on the evaluation and management of complex coronary artery disease and the minimally invasive treatment of “structural heart disease,” which includes valve problems, left atrial appendage occlusion, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy,(...)

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BCU Super User Retreat

BCU Super User Retreat

Posted by  | Patient Care

Jade Flinn, BCU nurse educator, is developing and training eight dedicated nurse clinicians to lead and facilitate training sessions and activate the unit in Jade’s absence. This will add a greater degree of preparedness and sustainability to our unit’s unique needs through the sharing of knowledge and responsibility. Shelby Cahill, Dauryne Shaffer, Grace Carter, Sam(...)

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June News

June News

Posted by  | Patient Care

On June 4-5, the BCU team travelled to Minneapolis for the third annual summit of the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC). This two-day conference brought together representatives from the ten Regional Ebola and Special Pathogens Treatment Centers (RESPTCs) as well as officials from the CDC, WHO, ASPR and NIOSH. The summit focused on(...)

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Patient Travel and Prescriber Updates

Patient Travel and Prescriber Updates

Posted by  | Patient Care

Guidance Regarding Travel to Certain Countries Outside the U.S. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently experiencing an outbreak of Ebola virus disease, and Nigeria has recently experienced ongoing transmission of Lassa fever. It is important to identify and isolate patients under investigation for viral hemorrhagic fever when they arrive at a Hopkins hospital(...)

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Singh Named Director of Endoscopy

Singh Named Director of Endoscopy

Posted by  | Congratulations, Patient Care

Vikesh Singh, associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, will assume the role of Director of Endoscopy at Johns Hopkins Hospital effective July 1, 2018. Vikesh is currently the director of the Pancreatitis Center and the medical director of the Pancreatic Islet Autotransplantation Program. He received a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics-biology from Brown University and his M.D.(...)

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Spring Drills

Spring Drills

Posted by  | Patient Care

On April 24-25, members of the BCU attended an international high-level isolation unit (HLIU) summit at the National Institutes of Health. The summit, co-hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC), brought together 22 biocontainment units from around to world to discuss issues related to(...)

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Improving Provider Satisfaction

Improving Provider Satisfaction

Posted by  | Patient Care, Vice Chair Contributors

Over the course of the last 18 months, you’ve likely heard many conversations about topics relating to Joy in Medicine, provider satisfaction and clinician burnout. Whether at Grand Rounds, during a DOM focus group, in a school-wide survey or from a podcast by the dean, you’ve heard that burnout is a very real issue nationally(...)

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