From Dr. Rama Rao: Buprenorphine Training
There’s a condense X waiver training session for buprenorphine this Tuesday, May 19 at 11:15am.
For those interested, see the Zoom link below:
From Dr. Steven McDonald: Help Supply
One of our volunteers (as well as a friend of mine)–Eric Alper–has started a service to help medical professionals meet the needs of daily life during this hectic time.
In his words: “Help Supply is an online platform that quickly connects healthcare workers to the services and support they need to keep up the fight against COVID-19. Healthcare workers have daily needs that are squeezed by the COVID-19 fight; services like grocery shopping, childcare and mental health support have become a challenge to meet. We’ve built relationships with trusted partners with armies of volunteers ready to help and equipped with risk-reduction training & supplies. Launched in NYC, Help Supply is expanding to other markets hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
You can access the service here:
Please feel free to share with any individuals in your network, not just our CUIMC family.
Given the rapidly evolving response to COVID19, it can be challenging to stay current. Below are the most critical updates from NYP and GME.
Please see the COVID19 Updates page for additional information and resources.
From Dr. Angela Mills: After Action Report
In the past several months we have experienced an ongoing surge related to the COVID-19 pandemic that none of us has experienced before.
The Department of Emergency Medicine and the NYP Strategy team will be creating After Action Reports that will chronicle what occurred, what went well, and opportunities to do something different next time. With that goal, we will be holding multidisciplinary Virtual Debriefing Sessions with frontline staff which will take place over the next few weeks.
The purpose of the groups is to gain additional insight and obtain a multidisciplinary perspective directly from the front line. Please consider joining one of these sessions. Your input is critical and we would like to hear from all who worked in the ED during the COVID-19 surge. Sessions will last 30-60 minutes with a group of 8-10 participants by site. Questions for discussion may include:
The NYP Strategy team will be facilitating these multidisciplinary sessions and departmental leadership will not be part of the sessions.
If interested in participating, please sign up here and you will be contacted with a variety of possible times and additional details.
Thank you in advance for your participation and for all that you do for our patients.
Follow this link to the Survey:
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From Rosa Borenzstein: COVID documentation
If a COVID 19 test was ordered, please document if you informed patient of their COVID 19 test result.
If you did not inform patient of result because the test was not yet back, document this information on ED record and place a follow up order.
We receive many COVID test results daily.
It would be very helpful if we did not have to call every patient with results, if this information was already provided to patient during their ED stay.
From Dr. Ken Wong: Orienting off-service rotators
Rotators have gotten a welcome email and a handbook; chiefs also gave June in-person orientations. However, a rotator’s first shift can be any one of about 12 times during a month, and nothing’s as good as on-shift instruction. Focus your brief pointers on where to find things, the dispo note template, how to bed request after the dispo, and how to PFD and discharge a patient. Please also go over PPE, early isolation guidance, and guidelines about high risk COVID19 situations.
From Dr. Kaushal Shah: Visual Dx
From Dr. Kaushal Shah: Wellness Resources
The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation and First Descents are teaming up to launch HERO RECHARGE – a nationwide series of outdoor adventure programs for healthcare professionals. Thanks to a leadership gift from the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, all programs will be provided free of charge to healthcare workers.
We can’t fathom what it’s like to be on the front-lines of the greatest healthcare crisis of our generation. But we do know this: you and your colleagues have our enduring gratitude. Simply put, we want you to have the opportunity to adventure and recharge in beautiful wild places with your professional peers.
HERO RECHARGE will offer programs focusing on rock climbing, kayaking, rafting, paddle boarding, mountain biking, yoga, and surfing. At night, there will be time to relax and connect around the campfire over delicious meals prepared by First Descents Chefs. All lodging, gear, outfitter instruction, and food will be provided. Right now, we’re creating these epic adventures with the hope to roll them out in late summer or early Fall as public health directives permit.
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