Inpatient nurses should coordinate with the treatment team to identify a patient specific goal for each patient. The instructions for documenting, updating, and resolving this goal are included in this tip sheet.
Any patient receiving pain medication for acute or chronic pain should have an active care plan that addresses pain. If the medical/surgical care plan does not already include pain interventions, nurses should add the Acute Pain or Chronic Pain care plan to the patient’s chart.
The November Lunch and Learn series will consist of two WebEx sessions: Part 1 will be "Care Plan basics in Epic@UNC" from noon - 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Part 2 will focus on "Individualization to the Patient’s Needs and Writing Goals that are Measurable and Attainable," and will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17.
The latest Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider Systems (HCAHPS) patient satisfaction scores are available. You can view the scores for all UNC Health Care hospitals and all Triangle-area hospitals.
Unless clinically necessary, all providers and staff should limit admission/discharge/transfer (ADT) activity between 1 - 3 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, during the 'fall-back' time change. Any staff members working the morning of Sunday, Nov. 6, should review this Tip Sheet to ensure they know how to handle ADT during the time change.
During the evening of Monday, Oct. 31, Chapel Hill Transit will adjust some routes and schedules to accommodate the Halloween celebration on Franklin Street.
The University of North Carolina Hospital's Nursing Diversity Council has been focusing on various body image issues. We are sponsoring a community showing of a new documentary called Embrace.
The deadlines for completion of performance evaluations in Taleo and for required annual health care compliance courses in LMS have been extended until Oct. 31, 2016.
Many roadways and parking lots on UNC’s campus will be restricted for the annual Halloween event in Chapel Hill. Because this year’s celebration falls on a Monday evening, it is expected to be smaller and shorter.
UNC Medical Center offers Paid Time Off (PTO) sell-back election periods quarterly to employees. During this enrollment period, which runs from Nov. 1 - Dec. 2, the minimum limit has been changed from 100 to 80 hours.
Onsite visits from Fidelity and CAPTRUST information about the upcoming Maternity Workshop.
To increase our information security, starting Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, the ISD Information Security Office will remove access to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN for inactive users (those who have not used their VPN account in six months). Active VPN users will continue to have access to VPN.
The UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance fall newsletter is now available; collaborations between UNC Health Alliance and Cigna to improve health and value in North Carolina and to offer individual and family plans in the Raleigh area; and what you need to know about UNC Senior Alliance's new Medicare Accountable Organization.
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is holding an orientation for those interesting in buying a Habitat home. In order to apply for one of the Habitat homes, you must currently live or work in Orange County. The orientation is this Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon.
As Dr. Brian Goldstein prepares to leave in November 2016 to become Chief Health System Officer at the University of Washington Medicine, Gary Park, President of UNC Hospitals, provides an update on the leadership structure for UNC Hospitals.
During his career at UNC, Brian Goldstein, MD, MBA, has served as a resident and chief resident in the Department of Medicine; since 2000, as a faculty member in the Department of Medicine and as a practicing General Internist; as UNC Hospitals’ Chief of Staff; and then as UNC Hospitals’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. As he prepares to leave for a new appointment as Chief Health System Officer at the University of Washington, we sat down with Dr. Goldstein to reflect on his career at UNC.
Plant Engineering will be performing construction activities on existing fire dampers. Two Patient Support Tower elevators (ST1 and ST2) will not make stops on the ground floor from 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, through Monday, Oct. 31. Anderson Pavilion elevators (AP1 and AP2), on the opposite side of the elevator lobby, are available for use. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
UNC Hospitals Kronos timesheet access and timestamp will not be available during the planned maintenance beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, and continuing up to four hours. Clocks and Telephone Time Entry will continue to collect punches during this outage to be batch transferred into Kronos following the maintenance and within two to three hours of coming back online.
All ED staff/providers should review the impact of the Daylight Saving Time change coming Nov. 6 in this Tip Sheet.
This webinar is for UNC Health Care multidisciplinary clinical teams from large and small hospitals that care for sepsis patients in all areas and is not specific to any EMR. The agenda will include current evidenced-based guidelines for sepsis recognition and treatment, including special patient populations and an update on CMS Sepsis Core Measure. In addition to non-clinicians, UNC Hospitals physician specialists from Pediatric Critical Care, Cardiac Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care, Medical Critical Care, and Emergency Medicine will also be participating.
State Health Plan Open Enrollment extended to Nov. 5 to aid hurricane victims; all others please complete enrollment by Oct. 31
In light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, the State Health Plan is extending the Open Enrollment period until Nov. 5, 2016, to give those impacted or displaced an opportunity to make their enrollment elections for 2017. This extension includes NCFlex State Insurance Plans. This extension is intended specifically to assist those impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The Plan asks that all other members complete their enrollment by Oct. 31 to allow phone lines to be available for those who truly need it.
The UNC family has a tradition of giving back to the community – Giving is Good Medicine. This year’s four-week State Employees Combined Campaign kicks off on Monday, Oct. 3, and ends on Friday, Oct. 28. Participate in the campaign to help our local community, as well as for a chance to win great prizes!
The time will ‘fall back’ from 1:59 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6. Review the full details at this Intranet link and note the impacts the time change will have on equipment (glucometers) and documentation (ADT, MAR, I/O, Graphs, Work List, Doc Flowsheets, ASAP - ED, Beaker Labs, and Stork Obstetrics).