A new tool will allow David Berkoff, MD, associate professor of orthopaedics, the ability to provide his patients with more accurate diagnoses, closely monitor their recovery and, he says, aid in research.
Protecting the gastrointestinal system during chemotherapy or radiation could allow patients to tolerate more aggressive treatments to attack tumors.
A grant from The Duke Endowment will help connect the emergency departments of all UNC Health Care affiliate hospitals to the NC Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill through a telemedicine network. Nash Health Care was the first hospital to join the network, launching July 28. Johnston Health followed on the 29th. High Point Regional will come online in the coming weeks, with other affiliates joining the network later in the fall.
Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 4, the duration of Non-Violent restraints on any inpatient at Chatham, Rex, or UNC Hospitals will default to two calendar days in Epic@UNC.
Effective July 29: Dose Standardization in Epic@UNC for Unasyn and Zosyn administered to pediatric patients
To decrease the potential for medication errors and also increase efficiency in the Pharmacy, on Wednesday, July 29, the Epic@UNC team implemented dose ranges and standardized doses for Unasyn (Ampicillin/Sulbactam) and Zosyn (Piperacillin/Tazobactam) administered to pediatric patients.
Please review details on new functionality and enhancements to Epic@UNC that will be available when the Aug. 2 update is completed.
When immersed in work activities, it’s easy to forget that the market comes to us every Wednesday. If you'd like a weekly reminder and an email that tells you what each farmer plans to bring, join our new listserv -- we'll be happy to add your name to the list! If you’d like to receive these weekly reminders please email Employee Recreation & Wellness at EmpRec@unchealth.unc.edu.
The roadshow on Friday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Children's Hospital lobby, will help you understand and prepare for the upcoming ICD-10 implementation. Christian Omba, ICD-10 Program Manager, will be on hand to provide information and address questions related to the process and impact of ICD-10 implementation. Be sure to stop by, say hello and take away special ICD-10 tokens of appreciation.
The ICD-10 Oct. 1 "go live" is less than 63 days away for our country’s health care systems. If you still haven’t completed the training, we encourage you to log in and complete it as soon as possible. For UNC/Rex users log into LMS and review your ICD-10 to-do list. All others please log into the applicable training system at your site.
The 2nd Annual WannaWearOne Ostomy AWEARness 5K will be held on World Ostomy Awareness Day, Oct. 3, in Durham, N.C. Thanks to the success of last year's race in Durham, multiple cities across the nation will hold timed races including Kingsport, Tennessee, Portland, Oregon, and Des Moines, Iowa. There is also an option for participants across the nation to sign up for a Virtual Race.
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SILVER SPRING, MD – Representatives at the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Membership Assembly elected Ernest James Grant, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, of the North Carolina Nurses Association, to serve as vice president of the professional association that represents the interests of the nation’s 3.4 million registered nurses (RNs).
The Special Coagulation Laboratory announces the introduction of in-house testing for Beta-2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG and IgM Antibodies using an enzyme linked immunoassay. Samples for this testing have been previously sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.
NC Health promoters are welcome to participate in this educational training in Spanish, "Community Navigation Training Program: A National Framework to Achieve Health Equity."
UNC Medical Center offers Paid Time Off (PTO) sell-back election periods quarterly to employees. To be eligible for the sell-back options, employees must have at least 148 hours of PTO available.
Please visit the Children's Hospital lobby Aug. 4 - 6 for the Professional On-Site Shoes fundraising event.
Maternity Workshop will be held Friday, Aug. 7. Information for on-site visits from Fidelity, Berkshire Manor West Apartments, Employee Benefits, Wells Fargo Bank, Ashford Lakes Apartments, and Glen Lennox Apartments.