Building stronger relationships with our
patients in a way that doesn't add any time to patient encounters
is central to our new Provider Communication Program. Providers:
Please take a look at the details of this program below and
consider registering. I have personally participated and found
the experience invaluable.
—Theresa Brennan, MD
Ensure the correct route of administration
There have been several PSN events related to
the inappropriate administration of liquid ciprofloxacin via a
nasogastric or gastrostomy tube. In these cases, liquid
ciprofloxacin was ordered to be given via
the PO route of administration but was then administered via the feeding tube because
the patient does not take anything by mouth.
The 2018 UI Health Care Employee and Volunteer
Flu Campaign is on! Get your vaccine from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30
p.m. today or tomorrow in the Pappajohn Pavilion Lobby
(Elevator I, Level 1). Save time by logging into ReadySet at bit.ly/MyReadySet to complete
your flu survey beforehand.
Register now for the 6th Annual UI Hospitals
& Clinics Quality and Safety Symposium, featuring special guest
speaker Sorrel King. Abstracts for poster or oral presentations are
due Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Hand hygiene adherence
Confused with all the questions you get from
different departments on documentation, coding, and billing? Let us
Did you know that under HIPAA, a patient’s
right to privacy is protected for 50 years after their death?
Unless directly involved in care, make sure you obtain consent from
the next-of-kin or estate executor before accessing the EMR of a
Not only will this new section of Quest include stories about teams working on
communication, we will also share tips and tricks for helping make
When in Smart Web, if you type the ‘%’ sign
and part of the name you are looking for in the Group/Function Name
field, all results with any part of that name
This fall, we are offering the opportunity for
providers to participate in our Provider Communication Program,
designed to give techniques to build stronger relationships with
your patients without adding time to the patient encounter.
In October, we observe Spiritual Care Week, as
well as Health Literacy and National Medical Librarians Month. Take
a moment to learn more about what these important services provide.
From, "His visit lifted my spirits"
to, "tech kept saying med terms when patient didn’t