Holding Antithrombotics Around Regional Anesthesia:
You’ll hear about appropriate use of antithrombotics around epidurals or spinals due to updated regional anesthesia guidelines.
Spinal or epidural hematomas from regional anesthesia are rare but can lead to paralysis. Hematoma risk goes up when antithrombotics are given around the time of catheter insertion or removal.
Consider the following strategies, along with patient and operative risks when making decisions on the use of anticoagulants around regional anesthesia.Continue reading “📖 – Pharmacy Newsletter February 2019”
We are revising KPHC dysphagia diet order to match current IDDSI recommendations (International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative).Continue reading “🆕 – Changes to Dysphagia Order (3-27-2019)”
New order PERFORM PROCEDURES AT BEDSIDE 
This order can be used when performing procedure that are currently not set up in HealthConnect.
Specific CPT code can be entered when creating a “Procedure Note”.
Update to Sepsis ordersets for ED and Inpatients
1. Updated antibiotic section to reflect increasing resistance to Pip/Tazo
2. Help identify patients who require 30ml/kg fluid resuscitation
3. Additional instruction for RN to repeat Lactic Acid if not done
MHS Fever Severe Sepsis ED 
MHS Sepsis/Septic Shock IP 
New Tetracyclines Recently Approved by the FDA:
Omadacycline (Nuzyra) is a new tetracycline approved for treating community acquired pneumonia (CAP) and skin infections (including MRSA). In clinical trials omadacycline was shown to be non-inferior to moxifloxacin for CAP or linezolid for skin infections.Continue reading “📖 – Pharmacy Newsletter January 2019”
Updated antibiogram for 2018 is available online. Please call Micro or Dr. Hoskinson with specific questions.
Welcome to 1 year with Epic!
Our EMR is constantly evolving, both with version upgrades, and content work.
A lot of these improvements are direct result of your feedback – and we are constantly looking for more opportunities to make EMR better for physicians, nurses, and our patients.