April 7

New UNC Health Care Code of Conduct

Corporate Compliance is pleased to announce that UNC Health Care has implemented a new, systemwide Code of Conduct.

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UNC Medical Center, UNC REX Healthcare recognized with HRC Award for LGBT-Inclusive Policies

UNC Medical Center, UNC REX Healthcare recognized with HRC Award for LGBT-Inclusive Policies

UNC Medical Center and UNC REX Healthcare receive “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” designation in Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index.

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Clean In, Clean Out featured in Healthcare Business Insights

UNC Hospitals' hand hygiene program, Clean In, Clean Out, was featured in the March 2016 issue of Healthcare Business Insights in an articled titled, "Promoting Patient Safety Through Hand Hygiene Surveillance and Peer Feedback." Please read the full article.

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Join Weight Watchers during April and receive a free starter kit

Come join their meetings hosted at the Women's Health Information Center every Wednesday from 12:30 - 1 p.m., or visit the Center for more information. There is a special employee discount!

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Students graduate from UNC Medical Center  Nurse Residency Program

Students graduate from UNC Medical Center Nurse Residency Program

Twenty-seven nurses graduated from the program on March 14 after presenting their evidence-based leadership projects.

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Spouse Loss Support Group

A group for those experiencing the loss of their spouse.

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LMS downtime scheduled this weekend

LMS will be down for updates this weekend beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, April 8, through 3 a.m. Saturday, April 9.

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Electronic American Heart Association Cards

Effective May 2, 2016, Advanced Life Support Programs will begin issuing only ECards to persons attending classes at our Timberlyne Training Center and will discontinue keeping paper cards in our inventory.

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New coffee vendor at UNC Hospitals cafés

Nutrition & Food Services is excited to announce that we have teamed up with Joe Van Gogh coffee out of Hillsborough, N.C., to offer you a great local coffee option in UNC Hospitals cafés! Starting the third week of April, our retail cafes will be transitioning our current drip coffee and tea program to Joe Van Gogh coffee.

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From McLendon Clinical Labs: Micro #166 - Changes in CMV Viral Load Testing

Effective April 6, 2016, McLendon Clinical Laboratories will re-institute in-house quantitative CMV viral load testing performed on blood (Epic: “CMV DNA Quantitative PCR”).

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Planned Epic@UNC downtime for Beaker Go-Live

As part of the Beaker Labs Go-Live, there is a planned Epic@UNC clinical downtime scheduled from 9 p.m. Friday, April 15, until 1 a.m. Saturday, April 16. During the planned downtime, Epic@UNC will remain available for registration areas only to allow registration of patients arriving through the Emergency Department and Labor & Delivery areas.

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New ‘No Show’ letter closes loop with authorizing providers

Starting April 4, a new “No Show” letter in Epic@UNC can be sent to the authorizing provider when scheduling staff close a referral for which a patient did not show and is unable to be rescheduled. This letter helps communicate to the authorizing provider that the patient did not make the scheduled visit and is unable to be rescheduled.

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New Blood Product Administration Module (BPAM)

On April 16, the Epic@UNC Blood Administration workflow will change for nursing, anesthesia, and ECMO. Please review the details.

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News from HR

Onsite visits from TIAA-CREF, AT&T, Ashford Lake Apartments, Glen Lennox Apartments, and CAPTRUST, information about the Benefits and Life Planning Workshop.

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Research study for patients with migraine headaches

Nutrition Study for Migraine Prevention - you will receive enough food for two meals per day over a four-month period, compensation for your time, and reimbursement for transportation and parking costs.

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Beaker Labs training information

View the latest details on training opportunities and resources available to help prepare for the April 16 Epic@UNC Beaker Labs Go-Live.

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6 Tips for Traveling with Heart Disease

6 Tips for Traveling with Heart Disease

Traveling can come with many different challenges when it comes to eating healthy, getting enough rest, and physical exercise. But having heart disease should not limit your traveling abilities; in fact, it’s good for your health! According to two long-term studies, traveling may lower your risk of a heart attack. Dr. John Paul Vavalle at UNC Center for Heart & Vascular provides advice on travel precautions and how to maintain your heart-healthy lifestyle while vacationing.

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Corrected Issues with Adult Pneumococcal Health Maintenance

On the afternoon of April 6, updates were made to the adult pneumococcal Health Maintenance Topics, Plans, and Best Practice Advisories (BPA) in Epic@UNC. Early this morning an issue was identified with the Health Maintenance Topics not appropriately recognizing past vaccinations, which may cause Health Maintenance to indicate a patient as past due for a vaccination and BPAs may inappropriately fire. Due to this we have temporarily turned off the associated pneumococcal BPAs for today. Please read about the Health Maintenance fix to this issue.

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