and Safety Symposium provides a unique
inter-professional forum for our health care providers with a
wide range of experience in quality and safety to come
together to learn about principles of quality and
safety, initiatives, resources, and strategies to apply to
their own practice. Learn more below, and consider registering or
entering a poster.
Division of Nuclear Medicine is experiencing a shortage of the
radionuclide Tc99m (technetium 99), commonly used to image the body
in nuclear medicine scans. Nuclear Medicine staff will be
required to reschedule and limit most studies over this time
now for the 6th Annual UI Hospitals & Clinics Quality and
Safety Symposium, featuring special guest speaker Sorrel King. The abstracts deadline
for poster or oral presentations has been extended to Nov. 9.
Antibiotics Aware campaign encourages health care
professionals to only prescribe antibiotics when they are
needed. Be Antibiotics Aware, and learn whom to contact at UI
Hospitals & Clinics with antibiotic questions.
close to our goal of 90 percent, keep up the hard work!
Hospitals & Clinics will implement electronic prescribing of
controlled substances (EPCS) on Tuesday, Dec. 4. EPCS saves times
by transmitting a prescription directly to a patient’s pharmacy,
eliminating the need to print and manually sign prescriptions for
controlled substances. Together with clinical alerts that protect
against drug and allergy interactions, duplicate therapies, and
patient status, we’ll also improve our patient safety outcomes and
reduce adverse events. Providers can enroll in EPCS now.
are introduced each year to ICD-10 and became effective Oct. 1.
know that lost patient documentation is the largest source of HIPAA
breaches at UI Hospitals & Clinicis? Please make sure not to
lose rounds lists, handoff documentation (tickets to ride), ID
labels, etc. If lost, this exposes the patient to the risk of
identity theft or medical fraud. If you lose or find documents
containing patient information, please report the incident to
4-8282 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
or return the document to JOC 2000-HSSB.
tricks to make communication easier.
the Smart Web, click on The Point link for step-by-step directions with
screenshots on some of the features within Smart Web. The user
guide is searchable by typing "Ctrl F" and typing the
feature you want to find and printable by hovering the mouse over
the bottom/middle of the screen.
from the Office of the Patient Experience
season: This is the time of year when gifts start pouring in to
Concierge Services for our patients. Learn what we can and cannot
accept, and how to answer your patients questions about donations.
thank you to our Guest Services patient escort team. They transport
hundreds of inpatients every month, and recently participated in a
training on the new Sizewise self-propelled beds.
"If [valet and transporters] were not available, I would not
come here" to, "The young man who transported me out of
hospital went way too fast."
We want to
hear from you! We are always looking for new ways to innovate and
enhance our patient safety, quality, and experience practices. Send
us your questions, ideas, or feedback on any of these topics