Patient Care

Gupta Doing a World of Good

Gupta Doing a World of Good

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Amita Gupta, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was recently featured in a podcast sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers foundation called "Doing a World of Good." During the podcast also featuring Sujata Bhatia, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Delaware, they discuss approaching medical and public health(...)

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Rounding Out the Summer

Rounding Out the Summer

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The BCU is rounding out its quarterly validations for the month of August. Twenty-six nurses, eight laboratory technicians, six respiratory therapists, three radiology technicians, 17 providers and 13 infection control personnel completed over 200 total hours of training. One of the more fun training objectives included the annual fire extinguisher training with personnel from the(...)

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Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine Initiative Comes to Hopkins

Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine Initiative Comes to Hopkins

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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