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NEW Blood Bank Requirements
Beginning Tuesday, May 19th, the blood bank will now require a second blood type sample for patients who have not had a prior type and screen at UNC Hospitals. Please direct any questions to Dr. Yara Park, 984-974-1780, in TMS.
Epic QI Button Update
During the month of April, EPIC QI case reporting was at an all time high… for 3155 cases (out of 4115 total cases) the EPIC QI data sheet was completed by the anesthesia care team! Great work. In order to continue to improve and make the process more intuitive, additional changes will be made in EPIC in the coming weeks.
Codonics and Cactus Update
Codonics Syringe Labeling System – Vial scanning and syringe label printing system; Attaches to Pyxis A-machines; 7 room rollout over next fiscal year. Cactus Narcotic Waste System – Waste container system stationed in every OR
Corneal Abrasion Prevention during Robotic Surgery
We have again observed a rise in the incidence of corneal abrasions following robotic surgery. Please recall our Departmental Best Practice Guidelines regarding the prevention of corneal abrasions during robotic surgery.
5 Key Points of Effective Biopatch Use
Recent infection control audits within UNC Hospitals have revealed that Biopatches are frequently applied incorrectly.
New PSQI Program Manager
Please welcome Nathan Woody, the new PSQI Program Manager for the department. He is a UNCH Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Improvement Coach. Outside of work, his interests include spending time with his wife and children ages 7 and 4, gardening, and watching NC State Wolfpack Football! Nathan can be reached via email: or through the main office number 919-966-5136. Please join us in welcoming him to the department!