We want to hear from you! We are always
looking for new ways to innovate and enhance our patient safety
practices, maximize quality measures, and give our patients the
best experience possible. Send us your questions, ideas, or
feedback on any of these topics to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff caring for patients should be aware
- The discharge summary must be refreshed
after medication reconciliation is completed.
- The AVS should not be printed until
medication reconciliation is finalized.
- An Epic system alert fires when the AVS has
been printed, and additional changes to discharge medication
orders occur after printing.
Certain types of metal equipment are not safe
to bring into the MRI room and can be pulled to the MRI magnet at
projectile speeds. Even small objects such as pens and paper clips
can become dangerous. Remember the magnet is always on.
Hand hygiene adherence
It’s worth your time: 20 seconds to save
For inpatient admissions, there may be
multiple diagnoses that appear clinically significant on admission,
and the provider is in the process of ruling them out/in.
It is okay to state these diagnoses as:
- Concern for
- Still (or yet) to be ruled out
Questions about documentation? The Clinical
Documentation Improvement program is now available from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday by paging #5496.
Got questions? We got answers!
The Joint Office for Compliance (JOC) offers
We present on a range of topics and can customize to fit your
staff’s needs. Please contact JOC at 384-8282 or email@example.com to
schedule a training session for your staff.
To improve provider identification, pediatric
residents are now able to log into Voalte and assign themselves a
A new round of Compassionate, Connected Care
(C3) training sessions are now wrapping up with staff
members from 3BT, 2RC, 4RC, and 8JCP, focusing on using compassion
and empathy and building stronger connections with patients and
There are still some spots left on Oct. 10 and
11 for Excellence Every Time, a training for all UI Health Care
employees that focuses on safety, quality, and the patient
From "The nursing staff was
EXCEPTIONAL!!" to, "Some assistants seemed unaware of
- Renowned palliative care speaker M. R.
Rajagopal, Sept. 17 and 18
- Attachment, Neurodevelopment, and
Psychopathology Conference, Sept. 19–21
- Lean Improvement Model for Health Care
Training, Sept. 20 and 21
- Iowa Harm Reduction Summit,
- From Burned Out to Fired Up,
Tuesday, Oct. 30
- 6th Annual Quality and Safety Symposium,
Thursday, Nov. 15