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Author: Kylie Avery

A message to the VUMC community

May. 17, 2022—To the people of VUMC, With the sad news of two mass shootings at opposite sides of the country — in Buffalo, New York, and Laguna Woods, California — we are once again experiencing the terrible human cost of hate crimes. With 11 people killed and more than 8 injured in these horrific shootings, we...

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Multiple outpatient treatment options for COVID-19, including Paxlovid™

May. 16, 2022—Multiple Outpatient Treatment Options for COVID-19, Including Paxlovid™ Currently, there are now several options for treating outpatients who have tested positive for COVID-19. These available medications help reduce patients’ chances of being hospitalized or dying from the virus. VUMC employees should familiarize themselves with these options to help educate themselves, their loved ones, and their...

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eStar Updates and Changes

May. 16, 2022—New requirements for outpatient antimicrobial prescriptions Beginning May 18, providers prescribing outpatient antimicrobial medications will see new requirements for indications on outpatient antimicrobial prescriptions. This will assist in improving outpatient antimicrobial stewardship. Adult and Peds P&T and VUMC Antimicrobial subcommittees approved the requirement that indications be listed for outpatient antibiotic prescriptions. This replicates current processes...

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Single Parents group meeting is May 19

May. 16, 2022—  Single Parents The Single Parents group is a space to share ideas and resources, encourage, and grow community for those who are single and raising their children alone.  The Single Parents have been meeting since March 2019 after connecting with the Women’s Center’s Parenting Group.  They currently meet virtually on the third Thursday of...

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Iodinated Contrast Supply Update: Order Questions Now Integrated into eStar

May. 16, 2022—Though the global supply chain shortage of iodinated contrast continues, ongoing support of VUMC’s conservation efforts have put the health system in a good position to weather this extraordinary situation. Supply chain and pharmacy team members are exploring all available options to help restore stock of the agents. To help make it easier and faster...

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May 2022 Educator Development Program (EDP) Workshops

May. 16, 2022—May 2022 Educator Development Program (EDP) Workshops   Activity 2: EDP Workshop Topic: Teaching Challenging Learners Date: Monday, May 23rd 1PM – 3PM   Facilitators: Maya Neeley, MD Assistant Professor, Pediatrics   Heather A. Ridinger, MD, MHPE, FACP Assistant Professor of Medicine Co-Course Director, Foundations of Healthcare Delivery (FHD) Associate Internal Medicine Clerkship Director Vanderbilt...

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Announcing a new series for educators: CAMHL Clinics beginning June 16

May. 16, 2022—The Center for Advanced Mobile Healthcare Learning (CAMHL) will sponsor monthly hour-long “clinics” targeting clinicians and educators who are interested in using technology-enhanced micro-learning approaches to address knowledge and performance gaps in the workplace.  CAMHL Clinics will be held virtually on the third Thursday of every month at 4:30 pm, beginning on June 16. Register...

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PolicyTech All Access

May. 16, 2022—PolicyTech users now have access to policies at Vanderbilt Health’s six hospital sites. Each site has location-specific content items that include policies, SOPs, and other content to support hospital operations. As a reminder, PolicyTech access requires a VUnet ID and e-password to login. Accessing a different site is simple: Use dropdown to view site options....

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Attention families of children with neurofibromatosis type 1 and families of children with reading difficulties

May. 16, 2022—ATTENTION FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH NEUROFIBROMATOSIS TYPE 1 We are currently looking for individuals ages 8 to 20 with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 to participate in a research study. We are trying to learn more about the best ways to teach people to read. WHAT WILL BE INVOLVED: Comprehensive evaluation of reading-related skills at Vanderbilt University...

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Allied Health debuts new medical assistant program

May. 5, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center Programs for Allied Health launched a new medical assistant program in partnership with Nashville State Community College.

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Allied Health Education debuts medical assistant program

Apr. 27, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Programs for Allied Health launched a new medical assistant (MA) program in partnership with Nashville State Community College (NSCC). The program enrolled its first cohort of 11 VUMC employees on April 25. MA trainees will complete a 12-week program that includes course work at NSCC and a clinical preceptorship at...

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Best way to place patients on breathing machines studied

Apr. 13, 2022—Starting on April 4, Vanderbilt providers initiated the “Randomized Trial of Sedative Choice for Intubation” (RSI) study to determine whether ketamine or etomidate is better for preventing low blood pressure, low oxygen levels, serious heart problems, or even death for severely ill patients undergoing intubation.

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