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DOH requests hospitals review employment records for nurse involved in hep. C investigation

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has asked health care facilities in Washington State to review employment records to identify whether registered nurse Cora Jamille Weberg — a person of interest in the hepatitis C investigation at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital — has ever worked in their facilities.... Read More >>

DOH makes policy statement on hospital ER naloxone distribution

On April 27, the Department of Health (DOH) released a policy statement on naloxone (opioid overdose medication) distribution from hospital emergency departments. The policy clarifies state law and affirms that hospital emergency departments are authorized to distribute the medication. The policy is in alignment with federal announcements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Surgeon General encouraging expanded access to naloxone.... Read More >>

Take a survey to inform immunization e-courses

WithinReach and the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington are creating several free, accredited e-courses to keep providers current on immunization best practices. They are intended for health care providers who work with underserved or under-resourced communities. The organizations are asking providers to fill out a brief survey by May 25 to help inform the topics offered in these courses.... Read More >>

Can effective antimicrobial stewardship decrease risk for sepsis?

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Three Good Things to develop resilience and optimism

As we learned during a session led by Dr. Bryan Sexton on Thriving vs. Surviving During Times of Change, providing a workplace environment that encourages positive emotions improves quality and patient safety. Positive emotions help us develop resilience to burnout. The great news is that resilience and optimism can be learned; they are not inherent.... Read More >>

Kaiser invests in gun violence study

Kaiser Permanente is investing $2 million in research to prevent gun injuries and death, launching the Kaiser Permanente Task Force on Firearm Injury Prevention as part of its work, which seeks to reduce preventable gun-related injuries and death.... Read More >>

WSHA to host patient blood management in-person Safe Table May 16 in SeaTac

Join WSHA for a patient blood management (PBM) in-person Safe Table May 16 at The Conference Center at Sea-Tac Airport, with keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan H. Waters, who is a national expert in transfusion management, cell salvage and obstetrics. ... Read More >>

Course on prescribing treatment for opioid abuse May 25

n an effort to expand access to treatment, the Washington State Department of Health and the American Society of Addiction Medicine have sponsored courses to help providers become waivered to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence and opioid use disorder. The next course is May 25 in Olympia. ... Read More >>

Health Care Without Harm to host community benefit, healthy food roundtable in Seattle June 12

Members of all hospitals across the state are invited to attend the "Community benefit and healthy food: Washington roundtable" from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle.... Read More >>

New tool to study emergency department utilization, readmissions

Researchers from Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) believe that helping patients better manage uncertainty during and after an acute care episode can reduce the use of the emergency department by patients suffering from non-emergent conditions.... Read More >>

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