Reminders About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders

Please review the EH DNR Policy (100.29) and note the following: Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders may be issued where a reasonable option exists on medical grounds not to choose to institute CPR in the event of a cardiopulmonary arrest. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) includes measures to restore cardiac function and/or support ventilation as per the […]

How a Clinical Documentation Improvement Nurse Can Help You

Medical record documentation must be complete and specific in order to: Promote better patient care and disease management. Accurately reflect the severity of illness (SOI) and risk of mortality (ROM) of the patient. These items have a critical impact on our published quality scores. Provide appropriate reimbursement for the care rendered. How Can a Clinical […]

Coagulation Factor Xa (Andexxa) Now Available on EH’s Pharmacy Formulary

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved coagulation factor Xa (Andexxa) for the reversal of rivaroxaban (Xarelto) or apixaban (Eliquis) when needed due to life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding. The drug carries a boxed warning of thromboembolic risks, ischemic risks, cardiac arrest, and sudden deaths. The Englewood Health Pharmacy is making its limited […]

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 […]

Correctly Coding Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia

As a follow up to Quality Update: Key Feature of Wave 3 Helps Providers Improve Documentation of Major Comorbid Conditions, let’s review healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP). HCAP requires specificity to be accurately coded. HCAP is considered to be one of the following types of pneumonia: Gram-Negative Pneumonia: E.Coli, Klebsiella, Proteus, Pseudomonas, Enterobacter and others Staphylococcal ( MRSA/MSSA) […]

Upcoming Epic Changes for Providers

Beginning June 20, a feature of Epic called “Happy Together” goes live. Happy Together creates a single interwoven chart across Epic and other EHRs to improve patient care. As part of our Refuel project, we’ve enabled the ability to view encounters from organizations that we connect with via Care Everywhere alongside our own encounters in […]

Patient Safety Reminders for Proceduralists: Patient Consent and the Universal Protocol

Commitment and vigilance to standardized procedures at every level of the organization create a highly reliable culture of patient safety. Two critical opportunities for improvement identified during our recent Joint Commission survey were adherence to the procedural consent process and observance of the universal protocol, otherwise known as the “time-out.” These standardized procedures must be […]

Documentation of Malnutrition

As a follow up to Quality Update: Key Feature of Wave 3 Helps Providers Improve Documentation of Major Comorbid Conditions, let’s look at documentation of malnutrition: Malnutrition should be specified by degree: Mild, Moderate or Severe. There are several criteria that our registered dietitians review when determining the degree of malnutrition. These criteria follow guidelines […]