Feb. 23

VIDEO: UNC Kidney Center Mobile Outreach Unit

One in nine North Carolinians has Chronic Kidney Disease. To combat this, the UNC Kidney Center provides education and screenings across North Carolina through its Kidney Education and Outreach Program and mobile outreach unit.

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Mock Joint Commission survey follow-up on eyewash inspections and tube system cleaning

In our recent mock survey, questions were raised about the frequency of eyewash and emergency shower inspections. There are no regulations as to the frequency of inspections; however, UNC Health Care does have a policy that addresses the frequency for these inspections.

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Help support students interested in health care

UNC Health Care has received several requests for staff to help support middle and high school students interested in careers in health care. Please take a look at the following requests if you are interested in sharing your knowledge with students.

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Severe acute pancreatitis consultation service established at UNC

Patients admitted to UNC Hospitals with severe acute pancreatitis will now benefit from the newly created Severe Acute Pancreatitis Consultation Service.

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Manning Drive Weekend Closures

In order to complete the work on the new bridge at the Dental Science Building, concrete must be poured and precast panels installed. The work is going to be performed over 14 weekends, and will require Manning Drive to be closed between South Columbia and West Drive from 8 p.m. each Friday to 8 p.m. each Sunday.

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Reminder: Free Electronic Tax Preparation

Free tax preparation is available to any employee who makes $60,000 or less. The service will be available through April 6.

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Open Forum: UNC Transportation & Parking 5-year plan

The Department of Public Safety is hosting an open forum to present the recommended 5-Year Plan to support UNC’s Transportation and Parking system.

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News from H.R.

News updates include: Met Life Rate Reduction, Employee Benefits at Hospital and Career Opportunities.

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Diabetes Resource Nurse Course

Plan now to attend the Diabetes Resource Nurse Course that will be held May 11 - 12. This is a comprehensive two-day course on adult diabetes mellitus management, designed primarily for nurses working with adult diabetes patients in the hospital setting.

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Nursing Grand Rounds March 11

Our next Nursing Grand Rounds will be "Beyond the Diagnosis: To listen is all I ask," presented by Pat Decator, BSN, RN; Amy De Pue, BS, RN; and Jerome Schiro, MN, RN, from Adult Outpatient Hematology/Oncology.

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Scrubs and Shoes Fundraising Sale

The monthly Scrubs and Shoes fundraising sale will be held in the Neurosciences Hospital Lobby Retail Space Tuesday - Thursday, March 1-3.

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First Gentleman Eaves visits Burn Center to commemorate 30th anniversary

First Gentleman Eaves visits Burn Center to commemorate 30th anniversary

Mr. Bob Eaves, First Gentleman of North Carolina, visited the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals today (Feb. 23) to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Burn Center, which opened Feb. 23, 1981.

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