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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.

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Wellness Wednesday Farmers Market listserv

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.

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Community Navigator training in Spanish

NC Health promoters are welcome to participate in this educational training in Spanish, "Community Navigation Training Program: A National Framework to Achieve Health Equity."

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The ICD-10 training deadline extended to July 31

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.

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Professional On-Site Shoes

Please visit the Children's Hospital lobby Aug. 4 - 6 for the Professional On-Site Shoes fundraising event.

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PTO Leave Sell-Back Program Aug. 1 - 28

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.

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News from HR

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.

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Non-violent restraint duration defaulted to two days

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.

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American Nurses Association Elects Vice President and other Leaders

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).

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ICD-10 Roadshow Coming to UNC!

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.

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Personalization unavailable in Epic@UNC Aug. 1, 2

In preparation for the Aug. 2 Epic@UNC update, you will not be able to create/edit any personalization components of Epic@UNC (SmartPhrases, InBasket Quick Actions, NoteWriter Macros, etc.) from 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, until 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 (when the Epic@UNC update is complete).

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10th Annual Multicultural Fair - Call for Volunteers

This year marks the 10th anniversary of this popular, fun-filled event for UNC Health Care employees. We are very excited about the milestone and need your help to make the celebration extra-special. The fair will take place on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobbies of UNC Hospitals. Learn how you can participate.

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10th Annual Multicultural Fair

This year marks the 10th Annual Multicultural Fair -- join your coworkers by celebrating cultural diversity! The fair will be held on Friday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobbies of UNC Hospitals.

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New Employee Lactation Rooms – 4th Floor Women’s Connector

Two new lactation rooms opened this week on the connector hallway between the fourth floor of the Women’s Hospital and the fifth floor of Anderson Pavilion.

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Administrative Professionals Conference Committee applications now being accepted

If you are looking for a leadership opportunity and would like to serve on the 2016 Administrative Professionals Committee, now is your chance! The application deadline is noon on Aug. 7, 2015.

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Who says you can’t go home?

Amy Charney had already registered to run the 2015 Boston Marathon when she was told she had breast cancer. But not even that diagnosis and active treatment would keep her from crossing the finish line in her hometown of Boston.

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Effective Aug. 1: New and Revised General Consents, Privacy Practices and Acknowledgement, and Other Registration Forms

Beginning Aug. 1, 2015, new versions of the general consent, psychiatric general consent, notice of privacy practices, and patient rights will replace previous versions. The new versions should be implemented across the health care system, regardless of the use of Epic@UNC or not.

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Effective Aug. 5: Primary Insurance Coverage displayed in Inpatient, ED Patient Headers (Intranet)

Effective Aug. 5, 2015, the majority of the Inpatient and ED patient headers will include a new item that displays the name of the primary insurance coverage. To save space, the label appears as “INS” in the header.

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'Values and Beliefs' section of RN Admission Navigator required beginning Aug. 5

Effective Aug. 5, 2015, the "Values and Beliefs" section of the RN Admission Navigator will become required documentation for admission. Documentation of the Cultural Requests and Spiritual Requests questions within this section must be completed within 24 hours of admission.

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Planned Epic@UNC downtime Sunday, Aug. 2

There is a planned Epic@UNC downtime scheduled from 3 - 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Aug. 2. Epic@UNC will be down for 90 minutes while the technical team applies an update.

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Aug. 2 update details

Please review details on new functionality and enhancements to Epic@UNC that will be available when the Aug. 2 update is completed.

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McLendon Labs Memo

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.

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Executive MBA information session

Prepare for the future by sharpening your business skills with an Executive MBA from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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