Dec. 1

Spot a stroke F.A.S.T.

Last year, many of the 795,000 Americans who suffered a stroke did not get the right lifesaving treatment in time. But you can help save lives and improve recovery by thinking F.A.S.T. These simple letters -- F.A.S.T. -- can help you recognize the signs of a stroke and get help right away.

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Nursing Policy Updates - November 2016

Please read these important Nursing Policy Updates effective November 2016.

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News from HR

Upcoming visits from Fidelity, TIAA, and Prudential, plus register for TIAA webinars to access a wide range of articles, on-demand seminars, and live monthly seminars on a variety of essential financial topics.

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UNC Medical Center Holiday Celebrations

All UNC Medical Center, UNC Faculty Physicians, and UNC Physicians Network colleagues are invited to celebrate the holiday season with some refreshments at one of the dates/times below. Be sure to join your colleagues for holiday refreshments to celebrate all the hard work you've done this year! Please note that the date of the Hillsborough Hospital/MOB celebration is now Dec. 6.

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PTO Leave Sell Back Program period ends Dec. 2

UNC Medical Center offers Paid Time Off (PTO) sell-back election periods quarterly to employees. During this enrollment period the minimum limit has been changed from 100 to 80 hours.

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Happy Healing Days Events from Department of Pastoral Care

The Department of Pastoral Care plays an important role during the holiday season. View the calendar of events sponsored by Pastoral Care during November and December.

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Stroll & Roll with UNC's Comprehensive Stroke Center

Stroll & Roll, UNC Stroke Center's group of stroke survivors and caregivers, will be taking a stroll/roll at University Place.

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Reminder: Always close patient’s chart when finished with encounter

Please always remember to close each patient’s chart when you finish your encounter. If you leave a patient’s chart open when you move on to other tasks, other users will be locked-out of that patient’s record.

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Front Desk, Scheduling staff: Proactive scheduling for three new orderable categories begins Dec. 6

Effective Tuesday, Dec. 6, the scheduling workflow will change for orders in the CV Stress, CV Echo, and CV Vascular Orderables categories (including for procedures such as Stress Test, Exercise Treadmill Test, Echocardiogram w/ Colorflow Spectral Doppler, PVL Carotid Duplex Bilateral, etc.).

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Outpatient providers, staff: Updated Falls Risk Assessment and new Best Practice Advisory

​On Dec. 15, 2016, outpatient providers and staff will see updates in Epic@UNC to help them better identify and manage patients at risk for falls. Inpatient users are not affected. Review the screenshots, tip sheets, and four WebEx sessions scheduled in December to help prepare for these changes at this Intranet link.

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Inpatient staff: Updates to 'IP Patients Without Care Plan' report

The Reporting Work Bench report "IP Patients Without Care Plan" now displays accurate information and excludes the Patient Care Overview, Falls Risk, and Pressure Ulcer Risk care plans for all patient populations since these are typically on every patient’s chart.

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Inpatient staff: Care Plan webinars available via LMS

The 'Lunch & Learn' Care Plan webinars from November 2016 are now available in LMS. These webinars provide an overview of 'Care Plan Basics' and 'Individualizing Care Plan Goals.' A tip sheet detailing how to individualize Care Plans also is available.

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Inpatient staff: Reasons for resolving Care Plan goals/problems, education updated Dec. 7

Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 7, the reasons for resolving Care Plan goals/problems and for resolving education in Epic@UNC will be updated.

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Employee flu vaccine deadline Dec. 2

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 12,600 colleagues at UNC Medical Center have received their flu vaccine. Please remember that Friday, Dec. 2, is the deadline for becoming flu compliant.

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UNC men's basketball home games Dec. 4 and Dec. 7

The UNC men's basketball team plays home games against Radford on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. and Davidson on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 9 p.m. Expect delays going to and coming from UNC Hospitals and the School of Medicine.

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Enders named Interim UNC Health Care Vice President of Human Resources

Effective Dec. 3, 2016, Bob Enders will assume an interim leadership role with the UNC Health Care System Human Resources Department.

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Share your feedback on Vocera during drop-in sessions Dec. 1 and 2 at UNC Hospitals

Over the past few months, ISD began education and deployment of the Vocera device and application for smart phones at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Now we need your help identifying Vocera-related difficulties that you would like to be addressed. Several drop-in sessions are scheduled Dec. 1 and 2 for you and your staff to discuss items affecting your department.

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