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Ebola SBAR for all of Akron Children's Medical Staff

Situation:  With the news of an Ebola patient visiting northeast Ohio, there may be patients calling or presenting to your ...

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Dr. Ibrahim Farid

Doctors receive pediatric anesthesia board certification

It's not always easy to tell when a child is in pain, but years of training and experience have made ...

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My goals as medical staff vice president

It has been about a month since my election, and I remain grateful and humbled by the confidence placed in ...

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CME now available on demand

How many times have you wanted to attend a continuing medical education program, but scheduling conflicts, patient demands or other ...

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Ebola SBAR for all of Akron Children’s Medical Staff

Situation:  With the news of an Ebola patient visiting northeast Ohio, there may be patients calling or presenting to your office concerned about Ebola. Background:  The Dallas nurse visited our area last weekend and flew back to Texas on Monday, Oct. 13.  On Wednesday, Oct. 15, she was diagnosed with Ebola. She had limited contact […]

Note From Med Staff President: Ebola Update

Dear Medical Staff Members, As the concerns about Ebola in Northeast Ohio continue to escalate, this edition of Pediatric Pulse is dedicated exclusively to this topic. A rational, logical approach is necessary, and we as healthcare professionals must lead the way in a calm but comprehensive manner. I applaud the work being done by our […]

Updated procedural sedation policy now includes APRNs

The procedural sedation policy and delineation of privilege forms have been updated and include eligible prescribing APRNs. Physician Assistants are not able to prescribe medications for the purposes of sedation at this time in Ohio.

The following is a summary of the process to attain the non-core privilege(s) for minimal and/or moderate sedation.

CDI Team: Excisional versus non-excisional debridement

The CDI team has noticed an increase in the number of queries being sent to physicians regarding excisional and non-excisional debridement. Coders cannot assume that the debridement of bone, fascia or muscle is always excisional.

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