At the Forefront Nursing Edition August 2015

Making A Difference Every Day Campaign Highlights UCM Nursing

August 20, 2015

Since the University of Chicago Medicine began the Making A Difference Every Day initiative in May, there have been dozens of employees recognized and honored for their exemplary service to our patients and to their colleagues. Check out the many UCM nurses who have been honored either in the regular Monday emails, or in the Making A Difference feature in At the Forefront or in Friday events. [Read more]

Collection Process for Blood Gas Lab Sample

August 20, 2015

In an effort to improve the reporting of critical blood gas values we have amended the Epic blood gas collection documentation to include a critical value call back number. The collection date and time, FIO2, draw site and temperature will remain required fields. Our hope is that this will allow us to report a critical value immediately and allow the patient care team to act on that value in a timely manner. [Read more]

‘Your Feedback is Needed’

August 20, 2015

“Your feedback is needed”. That simple statement sums up the importance of your opinions that our leaders are hoping to hear from employees through the 2015 Employee Engagement Survey, which runs from August 17th through September 7th. [Read more]