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Student/Faculty Updates

Preferred Language
7/29/2013 3:13:41 PM

Preferred Language

Meaningful communication with patients is a necessity for so many reasons today. Joint Commission has changed their standard on communicating effectively with patients. It is no longer "primary language", now it is "preferred language", which means we must ask the patient. Additionally, we need to determine if parents of minor children require interpreter services as well as the language need of the primary caregiver for when the patient returns home.

Language Line is available through the Switchboard 24/7 and can even be used for telephone calls (billing, scheduling, etc).

  
 
Deaf Talk is available by contacting Security at both Kent and Milford.

Any procedure requiring informed consent and a signature (blood transfusion, surgery, etc) or any appointment where results and plan of care are going to be discussed should have a live interpreter. Live interpreters MUST be scheduled in advance as they are not Bayhealth employees. Departments who are unsure of the procedure for using live interpreters are requested to contact Patient Advocacy for additional information. Phone numbers will be available on the Patient Advocacy Department page on BayNet.
Faculty Clinical Update for 2013-2014
7/11/2013 8:56:46 AM

 

The Faculty Clinical Update has been scheduled for the 2013-2014 school year. The meeting will review several topics including the clinical setting, expectations of faculty and students, and other important information regarding the externship and Student Shadow program at Bayhealth. The meeting has been scheduled for the following dates:

  • Friday, July 26, 2013 from 8:00AM-12:00PM at Bayhealth Kent General in the General Foods Conference Center, Rooms 1-4

OR

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 8:00AM-12:00PM at Bayhealth Kent General in the General Foods Conference Center, Rooms 1-4

You are only required to attend one meeting. If you have any questions regarding the Faculty Clinical Update, please contact Paula Bodner at 302-744-6997 or CeAnn Williams at 302-744-6722.

Happy 4th of July!
7/3/2013 11:40:09 AM

We would like to wish everyone a fun and safe 4th of July weekend!

Student Shadow Program
6/24/2013 1:50:13 PM
Please ensure that student shadow requests are coordinated by Paula Bodner or CeAnn Williams. Please provide us with pertinent information (i.e. clinical department desired, start/end date, number of hours needed, etc.) via email or telephone. Once we have received that information, we will contact the department to coordinate the observation.
C. difficile Infection (CDI) Policy
6/17/2013 2:36:58 PM

Bayhealth Infection Prevention Tip of the Week

Bayhealth has implemented a new policy to rapidly identify potential risk factors for the spread of C. difficile infection (CDI) and suggested treatment measures. The new policy includes the CDI bundle checklist and adult physician order set which:

  • Serves as a guide for rapid identification, implementation of treatment and environmental measures used to limit potential cases and minimize complications associated with CDI.
  • The bundle checklist and physician order set offers clear, concise strategies to ensure uniform CDI management and prevention.
  • The checklist is comprised of individual sections to address the role of each multidisciplinary member and offer suggestions for CDI treatment from the CDC and other evidence based sources.
Hand Hygiene
6/11/2013 9:00:00 AM

Bayhealth Infection Prevention Tip of the Week

HAND HYGIENE

Milford Memorial and Kent General will be supplied with new FOAM based hand hygiene products in the near future.

 Quick tip reminders for correct use:

Hand Washing

  • Wet hands with water
  • Apply one pump of soap and wash for at least 15 seconds
  • Rinse hands
  • Dry hands with paper towel and use to turn off faucet
  • Apply lotion

 Foam Hand Sanitizer:

  • Dispense one pump of product into hands
  • Rub hands together to cover all surfaces, including backs of hands and between fingers
  • Rub until dry; do not rinse off

 

 

Fall 2013 Externship Forms
6/3/2013 2:23:10 PM

Please submit your fall 2013 externship requests as soon as possible. We have received several externship request forms, so space availability is becoming limited. Please submit your completed form via email to CeAnn Williams or Paula Bodner. If you have questions or concerns, please contact:

CeAnn Williams - Student Coordinator: CeAnn_Williams@bayhealth.org or 302-744-6722
 
Paula Bodner - Externship Coordinator: Paula_Bodner@bayhealth.org or 302-744-6997
School's Out!
5/28/2013 12:24:30 AM

Wishing you all a great summer break!

Please check the Student/Faculty Blog periodically for important updates and information.

Happy Memorial Day!
5/23/2013 8:47:16 AM

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

Congratulations!
5/16/2013 11:45:45 AM

Congratulations to the May 2013 Graduates!

 

 

Graduation is a time to celebrate your achievements, prepare for a future of opportunities, and embrace a world of infinite possibilities. Good luck in your future endeavors!

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