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Canned Food Drive and other Clinic Updates

posted Dec 7, 2013, 1:14 PM by PC/SM Chief Resident   [ updated Dec 7, 2013, 1:15 PM ]
1. Canned food drive: please bring in non-perishable food for the canned food drive!  There is a big (sadly nearly empty) cardboard box by the elevators near the entrance to clinic.

2. Clinic updates:
-->  RETINA PROJECT: This past week we were doing retina scans in clinic for our diabetic patients.  This is part of a trial, to see if it is something we can offer daily at CHCC or at least a few times a month.  Patients get pictures taken of their retina, without having their eyes dilated.  The images get sent to opthalmology at Montefiore and reports end up in cEMR.  Joe was putting in all the orders this week, and will make sure that any abnormal tests are followed up on.  Will keep you posted about the long-term plan for retina scans.

--> MEDICAL RECORDS:  We have a new process for getting medical records.  Print the medical records release (found on the website under forms, make sure to use the proper one for patients with HIV).  Give the signed form to your LPN or place it in the NEW bin labeled "medical records" -- this is hanging on the wall near the front desk bins for referrals, outgoing faxes, outgoing mail, etc.  Our medical records department will do the leg work for retrieving the records and will place them in your mailbox for review!  

--> PHYSICAL FORMS: When patients bring physical forms to appointments, fill out the physical part and then give it to your LPN.  Your LPN will fill in vitals and look through the chart for MMR titers, etc.  If the patient tells them they're there for a form, the LPNs will typically do this BEFORE the pt comes to see you -- and will send you a pop-up reminding you what labs to order, if the patient needs a PPD, etc.  If you do not give your LPN the form, make sure to put it in the physicals accordion file, located in the nursing triage area above the fridge.  When your patient returns to get their PPD read, the nurse can then find the form, fill out the information, and, if it is complete, give the form to your patient.  No forms should ever be in your mailbox or your bag!!!   Completed forms should be put in the filing accordion at the front desk, for your patient to pick up.