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CMO Updates

Unfortunately, we have already 11 CLABSIs this year. We need your help to break this trend. Here are a few things you can do to prevent CLABSI.

1. Assess the need for a central line daily and remove the ones that aren’t needed. Also, if a patient has a port that is accessed, please assess the need for de-accessing ports when applicable. We continue to see issues in both port access and central line utilization.

2. Reinforce with your patients the importance of CHG bathing. We have had an uptick in patients refusing CHG bathing. This is one of the ways we can prevent CLABSI. Please help patients understand the need to do CHG bathing daily.

On another note, we are doing very well with the mortality index. Thank you for taking time to have goals of care conversations with patients and refer patients to hospice as well as the work you have done with the inpatient sepsis alert. We are on target in these areas thanks to all of you.

I’m looking forward to celebrating Doctors’ Day with all of you. While the official holiday falls on Saturday, March 30, we’ll celebrate with treats on Thursday, March 28. Look for more details on Doctors’ Day festivities in my next CMO Update.

Here are a few important updates for you:

Reminder: Support the IU Health Medical Center with your U.S. News and World Report vote today

U.S. News & World Report has opened the Best Hospitals expert opinion survey, and voting will be open through the end of March. Please vote as soon as possible, it only takes minutes to do. Eligible physicians can sign into their Doximity accounts to complete the annual survey and provide their expert opinion on the Best Hospitals across the nation. Here is how you can ensure your vote is counted:

1. Log in: Look for an email from Doximity that contains a U.S. News survey link. You can also navigate directly to Doximity.com, sign into your Doximity account and click the U.S. News “submit your nominations” notification on the homepage.

2. Place your vote: To nominate IU Health Methodist and University hospitals, enter IU Health Medical Center. Make sure you complete and submit the survey before exiting.

Your support in nominating the IU Health Medical Center helps the U.S. News and World Report rankings. Our innovative accomplishments have benefited each of our physicians, providers, team members, and most especially our patients as we strive to achieve more together.

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