SHC Daily Drug Shortage Information
Click here to review the daily update re: SHC Drug shortages. Click here to review an Overview Summary.
TJC Message of the Week
Click here for this week’s "Message of the Week.” This is part of our ongoing survey readiness efforts here at SHC. The intent of this message is to provide information on focused topics each week, which are based on previous survey issues and important practice reminders. Please share with your respective staff (in huddles, rounds, meetings and post on your Vis Wall). Thank you in advance for helping SHC to be survey ready.
Management of Patient at Risk for Suicide
SHC policy “Screening and Safe Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide in Non-psychiatric Settings” has been updated and a relevant summary for Physicians/APPs is provided here. These guidelines are in alignment with Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal #15 requirements. For inpatient settings, risk level is based on the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS). Screening is required upon admission for primary psychiatric diagnosis and as needed when there is a concern about a patient’s safety; initial screening done by RN, although any clinician (RN, SW, Physician, APP) may screen when there is a safety concern. Click here for checklist.
Take the Collaboration Tools Survey Today
Stanford Medicine member institutions (Stanford Health Care, Stanford Children’s Health and Stanford University School of Medicine) have various collaboration tools in place today (Box, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive) and are in the process of developing an optimal collaboration platform strategy. Your input is crucial to make this strategy a success!
Clinical Laboratory Add-on Tests Change from 7-days to 3-days in EPIC
Beginning September 24, 2019, the Clinical Lab will be updating our specimen storage time for clinical chemistry and other tests from 7-days to 3-days from the time the specimen was received in the lab. The need for the reduced specimen storage time is due to increasing lab volumes and decreased specimen storage space. This change includes specimens from both Stanford Health Care (SHC) and Stanford Children’s Health (SCH) hospitals and clinics. An analysis of the timing of add-ons for clinical chemistry tests in the clinical laboratory determined that ~90% of specimens for add-on tests are requested in less than one day.
Epic will be updated to reflect this change in add-on days. Not all tests are affected and some may still be added on after 3-days by directly calling the Lab Customer Service.
If you have any questions, please call Lab Customer Service at (650) 724-4750.
Required 500P Orientation Now Available
As someone who will be working in the new SHC hospital facility (500P), you are required to complete New Facility Orientation prior to opening. The deadline for completion of this orientation is October 14. You will receive an email message from Healthstream (HS-Alerts) instructing you how to complete this orientation, and you will have multiple options to meet the requirement:
• Online Module: Complete an online module (30 minutes), or
• Walk-through: Register for a general walk-through of the building (60-90 minutes), or
• Grand Rounds: Participate in a Grand Rounds walk-through with your department or division (check with your departmental or divisional leadership to determine if they have made a time available and how to sign up for this), or
• Screening Events: Attend one of several screening events where we will be broadcasting the Healthstream module at 30 minute intervals. There is no need to preregister, attendees can walk-in to grab a bite to eat, watch the module, and continue with their day. Food and beverages will be provided at all events. Details can be found in the flyers attached to this email.
An online Training Hub, providing additional information such as guides, tools, and resources pertaining to 500P, can be found on the intranet here: https://shcconnect.stanfordmed.org/sites/hr/500PTraining/SitePages/Home.aspx
Click here for details. For any questions email 500Porientation@stanfordhealthcare.org or call the training hotline: or 650-724-4000