The Providence diagnostic imaging team has created new easy to use Epic compliant DI order guides for all modalities. All DI guides are now located on the southern Oregon DI SharePoint site. The guides offer easy auto links to the most common DI screenings and tests for X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT, Nuclear Medicine, MRI, Breast Imaging. The new DI ordering guides include
Indications for ordering Radio, pharmaceutical and dose information, Patient preparation information, Procedure description, Expected exam time.
Download Guides here:
CT Ordering Guide,
NM Ordering Guide
US Ordering Guide,
XR Ordering Guide.
Have a question regarding an ordering guide? Call Ryan Hutchinson at 541-732-5227 (2-5227 within the PH&S system).
The new Modified Early Warning System, or MEWS, was launched at Providence Medford Medical Center in mid-July. The primary purpose of MEWS is to ensure swift intervention or transfer of critically ill patients, resulting in lower morbidity and mortality for our patients. Using a computer algorithm that runs behind the scenes, MEWS monitors vital signs and pages the unit charge nurse if a patient’s score reaches a specified threshold. Nurses then reassess the patient, notify the attending physician and follow a response-and-monitoring protocol. This automated alert comes directly from the electronic health record system currently in place at PMMC.
Providence Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Alicia Ross, M.D., emphasizes the importance of knowing the warning signs of a heart attack.