Kudos to Team That Developed Severe Sepsis Alert Tool

Members from the team that helped implement the severe sepsis alert tool, from left to right; Aliciya Brown, PCA; Michelle Russo, RN; Charlene Perron, RN; Janice Giovannucci, RN; Joyce Mirow, RN; Katerina Delia, RN; Judith Mulage, RN.

A severe sepsis alert tool for screening, early identification and treatment of sepsis was developed and implemented by a team of caregivers from South 2 and the float pool on the Memorial Campus. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. To combat this life-threatening condition, the team uses the screening tool to monitor the patient and notify the provider if there is a positive screen. The Department of Quality and Patient Safety congratulates these caregivers on the pilot program as they continue to provide exceptional care to our patients.

Register for Pancreas Education Program; Nurses Earn CEUs!

In collaboration with the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), the Division of Gastroenterology will host the third annual pancreatitis education program, PEP Talk 3: Living with Chronic Pancreatitis, Wednesday, June 28. Experts from our Medical Center and NPF will be on hand to share important information and answer questions about pancreatitis. The program has been approved for 2.4 contact hours for nurses (244-CMR 5.04). Topics include genetics, mindfulness, patient perspective and nutrition. Light refreshments will be served. Event check-in begins at 5 pm, lobby of the Albert Sherman Center. The seminar begins at 6 pm in the auditorium. Register today!

Health Watch: Dr. Arum Discusses Osteoporosis Prevention

What is osteoporosis and how can you prevent bone loss? Endocrinology expert Seth Arum, MD, talks about the disease in a recent Health Watch segment on Charter TV3. Learn about risk factors and the role calcium and vitamin D play.

Responsible for Ordering Office Supplies? Join Staples’ Online Training

On June 15, Staples Business Advantage will become the UMass Memorial Health Care provider for office supplies. Employees currently authorized to order office supplies are invited to join one of the online training sessions (see flyer):

  • Monday, June 12, 10 am
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2 pm
  • Monday, June 19, 2 pm
  • Tuesday, June 20, 10 am
  • Thursday, June 22, 10 am

Add to your calendar or join the meeting or call 866-876-6741; passcode: 867897. Remember: If you’re authorized to order office supplies and haven’t registered online, sign up as soon as possible. Learn more. Questions? Email Lisa Hamelin.

Join Dr. Felice at Discussion on Leadership from Women’s Perspective

Dr. Marianne Felice

Marianne Felice, MD, the inaugural recipient of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Woman Physician Leadership Award, will present “A Dialogue: Thoughts about Leadership from a Woman’s Perspective,” Monday, June 12, noon to 1:30 pm, Lazare Research Building, Michelson Conference Room, University Campus. She will lead a facilitated discussion about what has and hasn’t changed, what research suggests and what can be done to help create the destination workplace of the future. Dr. Felice will share her experiences as the former interim chief executive officer of UMass Memorial Health Care and physician-in-chief of the Children’s Medical Center. Register today.

Remember: Next Friday is Wear Blue Day to Support Men’s Health

Members of the Marketing and Communications Department will support men’s health awareness by wearing blue June 16.

Show all the men in your life you care about their health and well-being. Wear Blue Day, part of Men’s Health Month and created by Men’s Health Network, is dedicated to educate and raise awareness about the importance of male health and give women an opportunity to encourage them to do so. Honor the men in your life. Support Wear Blue Day Friday, June 16 and share your photos on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #showusyourblue.