Patient Care

Epic Tip of the Week: New Order Flag

Epic Tip of the Week: New Order Flag

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Add the “New Orders” column to your patient lists to better supervise order entry on the wards. The New Orders flag is a fantastic way to supervise order entry because it allows quick inspection of new orders, who placed them, and when – all from the patient census. Add it to your patient list by(...)

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Impact Report from the Center for Clinical Global Health Education

Impact Report from the Center for Clinical Global Health Education

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The Center for Clinical Global Health Education, led by Robert Bollinger, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, aims to improve health outcomes in resource limited countries through infectious disease research and education. Since its inception in 2005, the center has developed local partnerships in 20 countries. To see their recently published impact report, visit one(...)

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ID Opens the John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice

ID Opens the John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice

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The Division of Infectious Diseases is excited to announce the opening of the John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice on Monday, May 8. This state-of-the-art, 25 exam room clinic at 1717 E. Monument Street will co-locate services for patients with an array of infectious diseases including infections obtained after transplantation or on medical devices, HIV and(...)

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Gearing Up for Spring

Gearing Up for Spring

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On February 9, the BCU team co-hosted a symposium on transportation for patients with highly infectious diseases at the American Society of Microbiology Biothreats Conference in Washington, DC. During the symposium, David Drewry from the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) presented exciting new data from research that was conducted on the BCU. APL has developed a(...)

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Sherman Joins Diabetes Center

Sherman Joins Diabetes Center

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Ronald L. Sherman, DPM, MBA, FAPWCA, has joined Johns Hopkins Medicine as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Surgery as a diabetic podiatric surgeon focusing on treating the needs of diabetic patients in The Diabetes Center and the Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot and Wound Center at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. Dr. Sherman received(...)

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Heart Failure Clinical Community Newsletter: Entresto

Heart Failure Clinical Community Newsletter: Entresto

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The Heart Failure Clinical Community is a self-governing network with broad entity representation that comes together to identify and achieve goals related to quality in healthcare. Our patient-centered strategic objectives are to eliminate preventable harms, continuously improve patient outcomes and experience and reduce waste in healthcare delivery. Entresto – Who, what, when, where, why, and(...)

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Johns Hopkins Safety Culture Assessment

Johns Hopkins Safety Culture Assessment

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Employees who work in clinical areas are invited to provide feedback on safety and teamwork in the workplace by completing the systemwide Johns Hopkins Safety Culture Assessment. Conducted once every 18 to 24 months, this assessment is one of the most important ways in which we learn how to improve as both a place to(...)

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Leadership Rounding to Begin

Leadership Rounding to Begin

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This month, the Department of Medicine administration launched a formalized structure of leadership rounding. Administrators in the Department of Medicine will round on staff in our inpatient units and procedural areas to learn what we can do to better support our staff. Each inpatient unit or procedural area will be visited approximately once every five(...)

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Starting the New Year Off Right

Starting the New Year Off Right

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The new year is off to a good start for the Biocontainment Unit. The nurses participated in their quarterly training session this month. Using a mannequin and other equipment from the Simulation Center, the nurses were able to practice physical assessment with a digital stethoscope, specimen collection from a central line, central line dressing changes and other routine patient care activities.(...)

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What Happens When the Weather is Bad?

What Happens When the Weather is Bad?

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Now in the cold days of January, winter storms are always a possibility. This is the time to review the Inclement Weather guidelines. Below is the updated version sent by Ambulatory Services. These policies apply to ambulatory clinics. Decisions regarding closures are made by the Incident Command Team with leadership representation present for JHH, Bayview and(...)

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