Patient Care

November Updates from the BCU

November Updates from the BCU

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In keeping with our educational mission, the BCU recently hosted the CDC to film a set of infection prevention training videos in conjunction with HEIC. It was a great opportunity to show off the unit, meet leaders from the CDC and share our unit and expertise with a national audience. Additionally, the BCU hosted its(...)

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Assessing and Improving Hospital Team Communication with Primary Care Providers

Assessing and Improving Hospital Team Communication with Primary Care Providers

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care, Vice Chair Contributors

Good communication between hospital providers and primary care providers (PCPs) prevents readmissions, medication errors and dropped treatment plans, but good communication is not the norm. Discharge summaries, a standard form for this communication, are often received late or never at all.1 Direct communication between providers during the hospitalization can be challenging to implement. Phone calls require(...)

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Sidhaye to Lead Cystic Fibrosis Endocrinology Clinic

Sidhaye to Lead Cystic Fibrosis Endocrinology Clinic

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Aniket Sidhaye, assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology, will lead a new endocrine clinic sponsored by a grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation entitled "CF Envision: Emerging Leaders in Endocrinology." The purpose of the grant is to establish a dedicated clinic for patients with cystic fibrosis that works in close conjunction with the Johns Hopkins(...)

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Join Us at the BCU Quarterly Staff Meeting

Join Us at the BCU Quarterly Staff Meeting

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The BCU has been busy training staff onsite, but also learning and training with other infectious disease experts from across the country. The BCU staff educator, a BCU staff member and members from Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control attended the National Ebola Training and Education Center’s (NETEC) Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness Training in Atlanta on(...)

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Team Building Month

Team Building Month

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September has been team building month on the BCU. On Friday, September 16, the Department of Nursing treated the BCU team to a night out at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The following morning, BCU team members gathered at the Appalachian Challenge Course at the Park School of Baltimore, where Will Weiskopf and a team(...)

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DOM Provider Satisfaction Assessment

DOM Provider Satisfaction Assessment

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care

The ever-evolving demands of healthcare delivery in academic medicine have resulted in both a challenging clinical practice environment and provider dissatisfaction for some in our department. Department of Medicine leadership aims to create an environment where our providers feel valued, understand their role in the larger context of Johns Hopkins Medicine and are motivated to(...)

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Ambulatory Updates and Reminders

Ambulatory Updates and Reminders

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care

1) Infusion Center hours have been expanded for greater access! Dr. Sisson’s prior email: Ambulatory Services is pleased to announce that effective Wednesday, June 1, 2016, the Osler 6 IV Infusion Center has expanded its hours to 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Osler 6 offers an alternative site of care for same-day patient treatment(...)

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Drill Successes

Drill Successes

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This past month has been a busy and exciting one for the Biocontainment Unit! On Tuesday, August 16, our colleagues at Lifeline, with the support of HEIC, conducted a successful transport drill with the military from Andrews Air Force Base to Walter Reed Medical Center. We are so grateful to our partners at Lifeline and(...)

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Biocontainment Unit Summer Lecture

Biocontainment Unit Summer Lecture

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Please join us for The Johns Hopkins Hospital Biocontainment Unit Summer Lecture on Friday, August 19 from 9-10 a.m. in Hurd Hall. Our guest speaker is Patricia Tennill, lead nurse of the Special Pathogens Program and assistant director of nursing at Bellevue Hospital in New York. Her talk, “The Importance of Quarterly Training and Nursing Engagement,” will(...)

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Comings and Goings

Comings and Goings

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On July 1 the BCU said goodbye to Hailey James, our star program manager. Hailey was a core member of the leadership team who helped to build the administrative structure of the BCU and was instrumental in securing our federal grant funding. She has moved on to the University of North Carolina to pursue her(...)

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