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UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Award Winners Announced
The 2020 UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Award winners have been selected after a rigorous review process. Over 30 nominations were received by the committee, and 13 finalists were sent to the MCIC Executive Committee for a formalized selection of five teams.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 17
UNC Medical Center Implants 100th WATCHMAN Device
A multidisciplinary team of interventionalists, electrophysiologists, and cardiac imaging specialists in the division of cardiology performed the procedure on September 16.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 17
Medical Center's OPAT grows 18% despite pandemic challenges
UNC Medical Center’s OPAT (Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy) Program is a multidisciplinary team designed to provide a structured best practice-focused way for patients to receive IV antimicrobials outside of the acute care setting.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 17
The UNC Medical Center promotes safety, hosts virtual Perioperative Services teamwork event
The UNC surgical community’s third Annual Teamwork Event is geared toward improving safety, efficiency and teamwork in ORs, and culminates with a virtual safety pledge.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 3
UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) Recruiting Associate Director
IHQI invites applications for an Associate Director. Interested applicants should send a CV and Letter of Interest to Dr. Darren DeWalt by September 7, 2020.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 3
Medicine’s Value-Based Action Group Introduces Specialized Inpatient Diabetes Management Services
Hospitalized patients with diabetes are dependent on hospital staff to monitor blood glucose, administer medications and deliver meals in a coordinated manner. Inconsistency in the timing of these tasks can increase the risk for hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. The UNC Department of Medicine’s Value Care Action Group (VCAG) has been working with the division of endocrinology and metabolism to improve glycemic control for hospitalized patients. New services recently introduced are ensuring the safety of patient care and decreasing the length of stay at UNC Medical Center.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 3
New Emergency Department Transition Unit (EDTU) Opened Sept. 1
The 36-bed EDTU, which was previously used for clinic space, was renovated during the past two years to help handle the increasing volume in the very busy Emergency Department
Located in News / 2020 / September
Renewed collaboration expected to help keep C. difficile infection rates low
Inpatient rates of Clostridioides difficile (or C. difficile), a common healthcare-associated infection, reached an all-time low at UNC Hospitals earlier this year as COVID-19 moved into North Carolina. Collaboration between Infection Prevention and the Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program seeks to sustain it.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 27
Message on Hospital Visitation
One designated, screened visitor per patient is permitted in most inpatient areas at the UNC Medical Center and Hillsborough Hospital daily from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the duration of the patient’s stay.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Aug. 20
UNC SAFE suite opening
UNC's new SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examination ) Patient Care Suite opens September 1.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Aug. 20