JW Moore Tuesday July 16, 2019 CME Conference – “Ultrasound in the ICU”
Lawrence Kim, M.D., CMHS Critical Care & Pulmonary, will present a lecture on “Ultrasound in the ICU”. At the conclusion of the presentation, learners should be better able to: 1) Demonstrate a foundation of ultrasound knowledge, 2) Discuss the importance of acquisition of high-quality images, and 3) Demonstrate image interpretation and utilization of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in the ICU.
The conference will take place on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at noon, in the Nichols Auditorium. Lunch will be provided and Category 1 & 1-A CME will be available. If you would like to view this lecture online, please contact the CME Coordinator, Christeva Vazquez firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 805-948-5638.
Removal of IV Phenergan from the CMHS formulary
The 2018-2019 ISMP Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals has a new best practice recommendation to eliminate injectable promethazine from the hospital due to the risk of serious tissue injuries and amputations from the inadvertent arterial injection or IV extravasation of injectable promethazine.
CMHS has decided to classify IV promethazine as a non-formulary medication and remove the IV route from all computerized medication order screens, order sets, and protocols. The IM route of promethazine and safer alternatives, noted below, are available for use.
First Floor Mountain to Ocean Towers East Corridor Opened
The first floor East Corridor construction is complete and opened for access connecting CMH Mountain to Ocean Towers. The entrance to the corridor in the Mountain Tower is just beyond Nuclear Medicine and located at the east end of the Ocean Tower. This new passage significantly cuts down the travel time from tower to tower.
New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) Get It, Use It – Important info for Physician Offices & Medicare Billing
This updated article is intended for physicians, providers, and suppliers submitting claims to Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), including Durable Medical Equipment MACs (DME MACs) and Home Health and Hospice MACs, for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. Click on the link to the CMS article.
Link to New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) Get It, Use It
EHR-GENERATED MESSAGES CONTRIBUTE TO PHYSICIAN BURNOUT
A study recently published in Health Affairs found that health IT challenges are contributing to physician burnout. In particular, in-basket messages generated by algorithms in EHRs are overwhelming physicians.
In-basket messages generated by an EHR system accounted for almost half of the 243 weekly in-basket messages received per physician, according to an analysis of results from a survey of 934 physicians at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. In-basket messages from colleagues totaled only 53 per physician and from patients only 30 per physician.
According to the same survey, 36 percent of physicians reported burnout symptoms and 29 percent intended to reduce their clinical work time. Physicians who received more than the average number of EHR-generated in-basket messages were 40 percent more likely to report burnout symptoms and 38 percent more like to express an intention to reduce clinical work time.
Click on the Link for the full article.
Nurses are always right. And 28 other tips for new residents
This summer, new resident physicians begin their training all across the United States. Today, our future family physicians and pediatricians, neurosurgeons and emergency physicians, plastic surgeons and laser tattoo removal specialists (OK, not really a specialty, just a sideline) will begin learning how to be physicians, having completed four years of expensive college and four years of even more expensive medical school. Anxiety-filled and debt-ridden, they will embark on four to seven (or even more) years of training to make them knowledgeable, technically proficient physicians. Click on the following link for the 28 other tips: Link
CMH Weekly Medical Staff Calendar – July 15 – 19
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12:00 pm Cancer Cmte – BR 12:00 pm JWM Education Conf – NA
7:45 am- Pediatrics Cmte/Neonatal Cmte-NA (back)
12:00 pm General CA Conf – BR
12:00 pm Radiology Division – NA (front)
5:00 pm – Disaster Preparedness Cmte - BR
OVCH Weekly Medical Staff Calendar – July 15 – 19
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PI/Patient Safety Committee
– Yogi Berra
Keep the faith,
Stan Frochtzwajg, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Community Memorial Health System
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Megan O’Neill – Business Development Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org & (805) 207-8216
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Medical Staff Office – (805) 948-5662