Oct. 2

Caregiver Meditation Group

A meditation group for professional and personal caregivers will meet weekly in the Cancer Hospital Chapel from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

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UNC home football game on Oct. 4

There will be a home football game on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 12:30 p.m. against Virginia Tech. Please plan appropriately as you travel to/from UNC Hospitals and the School of Medicine, as traffic will be heavy several hours before game time. Also, remember that certain parking lots are reserved for UNC home football games.

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Changes to Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Orders (Intranet link)

To provide the best care for our patients and to meet compliance requirements, it is a requirement to address BOTH pharmacological and mechanical VTE prophylaxis options as well as a Risk Assessment.

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Process of changing phone numbers and upgrading most phones at UNC Hospitals underway

In April 2014, Telecommunications began the process of transitioning landline phone numbers for off-site practices and offices. Work is now underway in the Cancer Hospital. After finishing work in the Cancer Hospital, the team will move to the Women’s Hospital. Read for complete information about the transition.

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McLendon Clinical Laboratories - Phlebotomy #11

Effective Sept. 30, order transmittal in Epic was updated so that Venous Blood Gas orders coming from the ORs and PERI-OP locations will remain “UNIT COLLECT” only. Please read memo for complete details.

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News from HR

Information about on-site visits from Sprint, Bank of North Carolina, PNC Bank, Chapel Hill Tire and Car Care Center, Wells Fargo Bank, NC Supplemental Plans, Employee Benefits, Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel, Collins Crossing Apartments and Community Home Trust.

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Upcoming vaccine brand changes

UNC Health Care recently signed new contracts with both GlaxoSmithKline and Merck for vaccine purchases. To comply with the contracts, three vaccines currently purchased through the UNC Medical Center Department of Pharmacy will change to a different brand starting Oct. 1, or as soon thereafter as our current supply is depleted.

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Housewide CN III/IV Meeting - "You can get there from here," A Nursing Journey

Please join us for light breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 13 in Bondurant G010. The presentation will begin at 8 a.m.

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World Mental Health Day

This important event spreads awareness of psychiatric illnesses and the treatment resources available at UNC and in the community. Read below for more details.

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Micromedex Announcements

Learn more about the changes to Micromedex for UNC Health Care employees in Chapel Hill and new Micromedex availability for Rex, Chatham, and UNC Physicians Network.

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Coping with Cancer Symposium

Only 8 days left to register and attend this important event, held at the Rizzo Conference Center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10.

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Tar Heel Express Shuttle to Late Night with Roy

Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express shuttle service for “Late Night with Roy” on Friday, Oct. 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. from the Friday Center park and ride.

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Tar Heel Express Service to UNC vs. Virginia Tech Football Game

Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express shuttle service on Saturday, Oct. 4, for the UNC football game against Virginia Tech, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at Kenan Stadium. Shuttles will begin at 9:30 a.m. from the Friday Center and University Mall park and rides and 11 a.m. from the Southern Village and Jones Ferry Road park and rides.

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Grief Awareness Day

UNC Medical Center's Bereavement Support Services sponsors this day to express solidarity with those who are grieving and to provide education and support.

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Annual UNC SCI Conference - Day One

UNC Health Care’s 6th Annual SCI Conference takes spinal cord injury education to a new level with lectures and hands-on workshops that will maximize the knowledge base and skill set of nurses, therapists, case managers, and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of individuals with spinal cord injury.

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Annual UNC SCI Conference - Day Two

UNC Health Care’s 6th Annual SCI Conference takes spinal cord injury education to a new level with lectures and hands-on workshops that will maximize the knowledge base and skill set of nurses, therapists, case managers, and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of individuals with spinal cord injury.

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Talent Acquisition and Nursing Employment win Candidates Experience Award

Sixty-two companies were recognized for delivering high-quality candidate experience in this year's Candidates Experience Awards. UNC Health Care's Talent and Acquisition and Nursing Employment were among the winners, which included companies such as General Motors, NBC and The Hershey Company.

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UNC Chapel Hill Blood Drive

The American Red Cross Foundation has organized a fall blood drive scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Student Union Great Hall. The event is open to employees, faculty, staff, students and the community. The goal this year is to collect 300 pints of blood that can be used to help touch or save the lives of 900 patients in need.

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Animal Assisted Activities - Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding UNC Health Care's Animal Assisted Activity Program

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Proactive Radiology model in effect at all Epic@UNC locations; updated procedures for STAT radiology orders

Radiology scheduling has now transitioned to a proactive model at all Epic@UNC locations that will send radiology orders directly to a radiology workqueue and to the radiology scheduling center to contact patients directly. Contact the ISD Service Desk at 984-974-4357 if you have any questions/concerns on the new process.

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Get your external test results linked into the medical record

For providers ordering tests to be performed by outside resulting agencies (laboratories, pathology, imaging centers, etc), ensure your results are easy to find by placing the order in Epic@UNC and marking the order as class “external.”

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Vicodin 5/500 no longer available for prescriptions via Epic@UNC

Per voluntary FDA guidance and per current product availability in local pharmacies, Vicodin 5/500 and the corresponding generic equivalent will no longer be valid product selections for prescription writing via Epic@UNC. At this time these are the only products to be limited per this guidance.

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Changes to Domestic Abuse Assessment, new section about Child Abuse Indicators on Nursing Admission Navigator

Changes to the Domestic Abuse Assessment and a new section about Child Abuse Indicators will be made in the Nursing Admission Navigator on Monday, Oct. 6. View screenshots at this Intranet link.

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FY15 Clean In, Clean Out kicked off Oct. 1

Year two of Clean In, Clean Out began yesterday for all inpatient units and departments and outpatient and procedural areas. The goal for FY15 is to sustain compliance of > 90%. Read about changes to this year’s program and how you can continue to support proper hand hygiene.

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State Employees Combined Campaign Agency Fair

Please attend the SECC Agency Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Children’s Lobby. Learn more about the campaign and charities that provide valuable services to our local community. There will be free popcorn and a chance to win a $200 FreedomPay card for all those that donate at the fair, or online during the same two-hour timeframe.

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Units, Clinics to begin receiving NC HIE info packets in early October

In the next two weeks, units and clinics will begin receiving packets of materials containing information about the North Carolina Health Information Exchange (NC HIE). NC HIE is a secure, standardized electronic system in which providers can share important patient health information across North Carolina.

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What Your Coworkers Say...

Past participants in the Multicultural Fair share their thoughts about the event with you. Read what they have to say -- and attend and/or participate in this year's Multicultural Fair on Nov. 7!

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Stop Blood Clots, Save Lives: World Thrombosis Day

Join UNC patients and staff for the inaugural World Thrombosis Day on Monday, Oct. 13, as we join 100+ organizations to raise awareness and focus efforts to reduce venous thromboembolisms (VTEs).

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Volunteers needed to build a Habitat for Humanity home

As part of its Commitment to Communities program, UNC Health Care has agreed to sponsor the construction of a Habitat for Humanity Home in Hillsborough.

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