EHPN News in Brief: July 31, 2019

Updates from Dr. Stephen Brunnquell, EHPN President EHPN Breakfasts: Starting in September, look for monthly breakfasts for new providers in EHPN. These will be held to introduce EHPN to new doctors and other providers. As we have become a true network, we need to share this concept and how it has made patient care better. There […]

Improving Documentation of Major Comorbid Conditions: Encephalopathy

As a follow up to Quality Update: Key Feature of Wave 3 Helps Providers Improve Documentation of Major Comorbid Conditions, let’s review encephalopathy. Encephalopathy is any diffuse disease of the brain that alters brain function or structure. It can be acute or chronic. Acute encephalopathy is reversible and resolves when the underlying cause is corrected. It […]

Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill

A NJ law passed in April, the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, will take effect August 1, 2019. This law allows capable terminally ill patients to obtain and self-administer prescribed lethal doses of medication to bring about their own humane and dignified death. The following is a broad overview of the […]

Antibiotic Resistance: What We All Can Do to Address This Global Health Threat

By Deirdre Minihan, PharmD, BCPS Clinical Coordinator for Infectious Diseases, Pharmacy Dept. Last month’s Infection Prevention Update provided an overview of antibiotic stewardship—a comprehensive antimicrobial management program to improve patient outcomes from infection, minimize adverse effects such as healthcare-associated infections, and limit bacterial resistance. Between 20 and 50% of all antibiotics prescribed in U.S. acute […]

Precautions and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Fundamental infection prevention principles include the use of Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions. Standard Precautions represent the minimum infection prevention measures for all patient care, regardless of the patient’s infection status. These evidence-based practices—meant to prevent the spread of infections among patients and protect healthcare personnel—include: hand hygiene the use of personal protective equipment (e.g. gowns, […]

EHPN News in Brief: July 17, 2019

Updates from Dr. Stephen Brunnquell, EHPN President New Physicians We welcomed Dr. Molly Schultheis to the cardiothoracic team on Monday, July 15. She is the first female CT surgeon in NJ, and we are thrilled to have her in our network. We are delighted to be working on getting our friends at Englewood Orthopedics ready […]

Midline Catheters Now Available at Englewood as Alternative to PICC

Midline catheters are a more secure peripheral alternative for patients who require venous access for up to 30 days. Midlines are longer peripheral IVs inserted by an interventional radiologist under ultrasound guidance and can be used for blood draws, medications, and intravenous fluids. TPN, vasopressors, and chemotherapeutics are generally not used with a midline. Benefits […]

Bloodless Institute Debuts Documentary Film

  Over the past three years, The Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Englewood Hospital has been producing a documentary chronicling the 25-year history of its program—from its humble beginnings to its current reputation as the model for patient blood management programs throughout the world. After untold hours of filming […]

Welcome to New Surgery, Podiatry Residents

The new classes of residents started at Englewood Hospital earlier this month. PGY-1 Surgical Residents Download poster with photos Dr. Anahita Ariatabar (PGY-1 Prelim) Dr. Daniel Garcia Dr. Marija Dionizovik-Dimanovski (PGY-1 Prelim) Dr. Teresa Iaconelli Dr. Michael Zeitchek Dr. Hassan Masoudpoor   PGY-1 Podiatry Residents Download poster with photos Dr. Sukaina Eashour Dr. Thanh Nguyen […]