Jan. 19

Nursing Grand Rounds -- Stroke: Shaving Time, Saving Lives

This presentation will describe the novel strategies implemented by the UNC Stroke and Radiology teams designed to dramatically decrease the time from patient arrival to the start of endovascular therapy. "Stroke: Shaving Time, Saving Lives" will be presented by Chrissy Wells, Christa Williams, Nicole Burnett, Ann Waller, and Sharmila Soares.

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New Catering Policy for UNC Medical Center

Effective January 2017, UNC Medical Center has a new Catering Policy (Admin 0279). This policy provides guidelines for using UNC Hospitals' catering services in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, and it establishes an approval process for catering services.

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Dealing with Differences Workshop

Discover new ways to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Become aware of effective methods of communication which encourage respect and appreciation for our differences. Learn specific skills to deal with hurtful and distasteful comments. All UNC Health Care System employees are welcome.

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Effective Monday, Jan. 23: Visitor restrictions across UNC Hospitals for children under 12

To ensure the safety of our patients, children ages 11 and younger are prohibited from visiting inpatient areas and waiting rooms at UNC Hospitals beginning Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. These restrictions were previously in place for the Newborn Critical Care Center (NCCC), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) at UNC Hospitals.

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Privacy Quarterly Newsletter now available

Audit, Compliance and Privacy Services has released the January 2017 edition of the Privacy Quarterly.

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News from HR

Learn more about the upcoming maternity workshop and see a schedule of onsite visits from Fidelity, Prudential, and CAPTRUST.

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LMS downtime scheduled this weekend

LMS will be down for updates this weekend beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, through 3 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.

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Routing referral notes from outside consultants back to the ordering provider

Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, scanned referral letters from outside consultants will be routed back to the referring provider’s InBasket in the ‘Completed Orders’ folder. This change is being implemented as part of the ‘Close the Loop’ team's efforts to improve communication and coordination of care between external consultants and referring providers.

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Nursing students unable to use Rover

Based on the necessary security setup for Rover, the mobile app that inpatient nursing staff and respiratory therapists will use to perform review and documentation workflows in Epic@UNC, nursing students will not be able to login to Rover during their clinical rotations at UNC Medical Center (including Hillsborough Hospital) and Chatham Hospital. Any nursing student who is also a patient care tech/nursing assistant will be able to use Rover when they are working as a nursing assistant.

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New process to request an Epic@UNC Report

If needed, you can now request a new Epic@UNC report using the 'ISD Optimization Request' form in ISD Self-Service. But, did you know that there are more than 7,000 reports already available? Review the available reports, and steps needed to request a new report, at this Intranet link.

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SafetraceTx Blood Bank system downtime Wednesday morning, Jan. 25

There will be a two-hour SafetraceTX Blood Bank system downtime from 10 a.m. - noon on Wednesday, Jan. 25, for required system maintenance.

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