Weekly Announcements: 11/23/18

  1. Now is the time to get your feedback on A-Train! We (including Dr. Warm) will be having a meeting with ALL INTERNS this upcoming Monday 11/26 at noon in the UH Noon Report Room. Please do everything you can to be there. Let the chiefs know if we can help you attend

  2. UC Health recently changed their inpatient policies related to MRSA. A synopsis of the policy is as follows::

    As we do not routinely assess MRSA colonization status on ALL patients, we do not isolate patients based purely on presence of colonization if identified on colonization screens prior to surgery or other interventions.

    We isolate all patients in Contact Precautions when MRSA is isolated from a transmissible body fluid, for example, sputum, urine, wound drainage, drain or peritoneal fluid. 

    We do not isolate for the presence of MRSA identified on a nares screen or blood culture in the absence of isolation in transmissible body fluid.

    The policy clearly outlines the policy for isolation with regards to prior admission, transfer from an outside facility and removal from isolation.

  3. Recruitment season is here! All are welcome to come to Mark Brown Library every interview day from 1-3PM to meet applicants and show them how amazing you are

  4. If you haven’t already - Please sign up for dinners via the sheet sent emailed out. Next dinner is at NICHOLSON’S on Monday 11/26 at 5:45 PM

  5. Residents, please make sure to go to myKnowledge and complete the annual mandatory training recently assigned! It’s due 12/10

  6. Flu/TB and Requirements—MUST BE DONE BY EVERY RESIDENT BY 5 pm 12/10/18. Annual Flu vaccinations and TB tests will be available during the months of October and November. Flu vaccinations and TB tests are required for ALL residents, regardless of start date. Residents and Fellows will have the following vaccination and TB test options:

    B Pavilion, Room 1107:
    Mondays 11/26 9 am to 3 pm
    Tuesdays 11/27 9 am to 3 pm
    Fridays 11/30 9 am to 3 pm

    Associate Health and Wellness at the UC Health Business Center, A Level (South Entrance), 3200 Burnet:
    Mondays-Thursdays 6:30 am to 5 pm
    Fridays 6:30 am to 4 pm

  7. Please continue submitting Shout Outs and tagging your pictures to @outsidethesilverfridge on Instagram