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  • Pharmacy Newsletter August 2020 In this issue: CLINICAL UPDATES Follow-on Biologic: Long-acting Analogue Glargine The KIDs List: Inappropriate Medications in Pediatrics The Evidence Behind Clinically Significant Psychotropic Drug-Drug Interactions ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP Acid Suppressant Impact on Multidrug-Resistant Microorganism Colonization MEDICATION SAFETY Inpatient Antiretroviral Stewardship Programs Read the full newsletter,  here .     

  • McLaren Greater Lansing's Rehabilitation Services Newsletter includes highlight on Lymphedema And Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), a clinical case study on the impact of attentional focus on the treatment of musculoskeletal and movement disorders, and business analytics in rehab amidst the impacts of COVID-19. Click here to read the full Summer 2020 edition. 

  • PPE Guidance Updates Some patients with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms but can still transmit the virus to others. Therefore, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that healthcare workers in areas with moderate to substantial community transmission should wear eye protection when providing patient care.  All McLaren hospitals are located in areas with at least moderate community transmission.  Healthcare workers should wear eye protection (face shield or goggles) and a surgical m...

  • A multi-phased OneMcLaren Power Plan (screenshot attached) for the treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome will be rolling out in Lansing on August 4. We want to give you an opportunity to review the power plan and the literature surrounding the pharmacotherapy so you are able to appreciate the advantages of this approach. On August 4, the CIWA AR Ativan power plan will be inactivated.   First, the most significant reason behind the change is the addition of phenobarbital to the plan. There is ren...

  • Julie A. Dodds, MD, FAAOS, was recognized by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) for her expertise and donation during the COVID-19 pandemic. A portion of the article that was wrote by the AAOS is below. To read the full article, click on the link below.  Dr. Dodds is an orthopaedic sports surgeon at McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital in East Lansing, Mich. Her sports practice was shut down in mid-March due to COVID-19, so she expanded her healthcare reach into voluntary mass productio...

  • Compliance and Regulatory Newsletter - June 2020 In this issue: Hacker arrested in Detroit after stealing UPMC employee HR information  "Password Spraying" campaigns target common passwords  McLaren information security update - Mimecast: Changes to your email. What should you expect? Corporate compliance leadership Click here to read the complete newsletter.  Have a Compliance Concern? Report compliance concerns to your facility Compliance Officer, your facility Compliance Hotline, or to...

  • Click here for the latest edition of the quarterly newsletter “Research Matters”.  As we continue to work together to keep you abreast of research activity and accomplishments throughout our organization, we would like to invite and encourage you to submit any topics of interest, suggestions, or feedback that you may have.  Suggestions can be emailed to hrpp@mclaren.org or mcri@mclaren.org . This and past issues of Research Matters can be found on our website at http://www.mclaren.org/mai...

  • Cancer and COVID-19 vary vastly in their classification, treatment and symptoms but the two have something in common: they are disproportionately affecting the African-American community, not only in Detroit, but also in other parts of the nation. At the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, clinical and scientific researchers focus on developing treatments for cancer. In doing so, they are also examining factors that have led to the African-American population shouldering the heavy burden of cancer. N...

  • After the Active Directory password reset that occurred the evening of June 24 th , the login method of “userid@mclaren” is not being accepted by PerfectServe. The PerfectServe vendor is working on this issue, and in the meantime, please see the following instructions to work around this login issue:   To log in to PerfectServe , type mclaren\ in front of your Cerner ID: Example: Mclaren\userid   For more information, contact: Kim Sherman William.Sherman@mclaren.org cell: (517) 231-3599 (texti...

  • Congratulations to Susan Eggly, Ph.D., professor and a member of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine and her research team for being recognized with gold and silver 2020 Telly Awards. These accolades were given for the Partnering Around Cancer Clinical Trials (PACCT) informational video. The Telly Awards honor excellence in local, regional and cable television commercials as well as non-broadcast video and tel...