Nurses Prepare for a Code Silver Event with Training Drills

Nursing education specialists and Campus Police led Medical Center nurses through an active shooter scenario.

Last month, Lisa Pompei, MS, RN, and Julie Ferrantino, MS, RN, nursing education specialists, teamed up with Sergeant Daniel Karle and Officer David Robinson from Campus Police to lead 250 Medical Center nurses in Code Silver active shooter preparation training drills. “The active shooter drills let staff experience what it would be like if this scenario occurred in a patient care setting,” said Julie. Officers Karle and Robinson conduct this training across the Medical Center; this was the first-time active drills were carried out with caregiver staff. Team members plan to continue their collaboration and engage more caregivers in this type of training.

Dr. DeAngelis Takes Over Our Instagram Account Thursday!

Nicola DeAngelis, MD, orthopedic and sports medicine physician, will have full control of our Instagram account Thursday, April 26. The takeover begins early, so have your coffee ready! Get a behind-the-scenes look and how he spends his day, meet patients and caregivers, and learn a little something about sports medicine. Stay tuned throughout the day for your chance to win a baseball signed by Red Sox pitching legend, Pedro Martinez! Our social media team is excited to see what may happen in the takeover, so follow @umassmemorialmedicalcenter on Instagram. Break a leg Dr. DeAngelis! Visit #daywithdrdeangelis.

Submit Loved Ones’ Names for Veterans Memorial Remembrance

veteranThe Veterans and Interfaith Employee Resource groups are hosting a Veterans Memorial Remembrance Ceremony Tuesday, May 29, noon to 1 pm on the University Campus quad at the flag poles. All members of the Medical Center and Medical School communities are encouraged to participate by submitting names of family members, friends or loved ones who gave their lives in service to our country. The event will feature a wreath presentation, reading of the names, and performances by the Worcester Emergency Medical Services Color Guard and South High Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Color Guard. All are invited!

Watch Everyone, Everyday Team Video; Take Poll to Win!

Last week, we kicked off a three-part video series showcasing the teams featured in our recent Everyone, Everyday film festivals. This week, watch the second video of our three-part series to learn more about the UMass Memorial – Marlborough Hospital Lab. Then take a quick poll to test your knowledge and enter for a chance to win a Dunkin Donuts gift card! You can also meet the team through a profile story now featured on our Everyone, Everyday website. Good luck! And congratulations to last week’s poll winners, Meg Mazzone, Department of Emergency Mental Health, University Campus, and Cynthia Marini, Medical Billing, 306 Belmont Street.

Dr. Forkey Discusses Team’s Role with Child Abuse Cases

Dr. Forkey

Doctors with the Child Protection Program at the Children’s Medical Center said they have seen more cases of abuse over the past few months than they saw all of last year. Heather Forkey, MD, chief of the program, told the online news source that her team becomes engaged in these issues when there is not a good medical explanation for a child’s injury. “Our job is, really, to come in, meet with the family and talk to the child if he or she is verbal,” Dr. Forkey said. Children who are victims of abuse typically do not have the same pride in themselves that other kids do, she explained. Read story.

Help Us Celebrate: National Nurses Week 2018 Is Coming!

UMass Memorial Health Care is proud to celebrate and acknowledge the year-round dedication and achievements of our advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, certified nurse’s aides and licensed practical nurses. This year, National Nurses Week is May 7 to May 11, and we’ve scheduled a variety of celebratory events that are open to the entire community. Watch for details and join us in paying tribute to all the nurses who make a difference to everyone, everyday!

Heart Walk Fundraiser: Raffle Tickets on Sale for Bleacher Madness

Enter for a chance to win two bleacher tickets to the Friday, June 8 Red Sox game against the Chicago White Sox, a preparty at the Baseball Tavern, and a limo ride to and from Fenway Park – and support the Heart Walk at the same time! Donna Sides, Heart Walk team captain at 306 Belmont Street, is selling Bleacher Madness raffle tickets now through June 1: one ticket for $10; six tickets for $50; and 12 tickets for $100. You can buy tickets at University and Memorial campus cafeterias from 11 am to 2 pm on April 25, May 9 and May 23. You can also purchase your tickets by calling 508-334-0453 or through Donna’s Heart Walk page. All proceeds benefit the UMass Memorial Heart Walk team. The winner will be announced Friday, June 1 at 3 pm.

Do You Know Which Emails Are Bait? Take the Course in EL4U

As part of our continuing security awareness program, Privacy and Information Security is providing access to Wombat Security Awareness Training. In this month’s course, learn how to recognize bait and traps commonly found in phishing emails and spear phishing attacks. Caregivers will be able to identify and avoid manipulative content, malicious and disguised links, dangerous attachments, inappropriate data requests and other threats. Register for the organization email security or anti-phishing phyllis course by logging onto E-Learning 4U. Use Wombat as search word in the catalog tab.

Attend Creative Writing Award Ceremony and Readings Tomorrow

The Humanities in Medicine Committee of the Lamar Soutter Library and Richard Berlin, MD, invite you to the Gerald F. Berlin Prize for Creative Writing Award Ceremony and Readings on Wednesday, April 25, noon to 1:30 pm, Albert Sherman Center Auditorium. “Creative writing gives health professionals in training a special opportunity to reflect on their experiences, to maintain their humanity and to heighten their empathy for the suffering of their patients. These are qualities that bring doctors closer to their patients,” said Dr. Berlin. See a list of this year’s awardees.

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