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Amazing Race 3
Run don't walk ... the third-annual JHSON Amazing Race is Wednesday, August 15. It takes off at 2:30 p.m. Hurry! Assemble a team (three to five people, not limited to your department), choose a name and a theme, and go. Teams get a list of items or facts to collect. The most points wins one vacation day per team member. Enter here. Happy Hour in the Carpenter Room after the race.
The Office of Work, Life and Engagement offers discounted tickets to the Maryland Zoo. Call 443-997-7000 or buy in person, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday at 1101 E. 33RD Street, Suite C100.
Doctoral Tracks Offer 'Immersive' Online Experience
Dean Patricia Davidson this week announced the launch of an immersive, innovative online format for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Primary Care Nurse Practitioner tracks. "Through the online and immersive learning structure, we will offer online coursework, clinical learning experiences where students live and work, and onsite immersions designed to take advantage of the rich and varied learning opportunities found at our school and among our interdisciplinary partners."
Visit the webpage for full details about the program. Applications for Fall 2019 open on August 15.
Study: Vital Signs Bear Constant Watching
Most adult postoperative inpatient units base clinical decisions on episodic, manual vital sign collection (eVSC)--every four to 12 hours. Missed warning signs can result in preventable deaths, report Sue Verrillo, DNP, RN, CRRN, Maria Cvach, DNP, RN, FAAN; Krysia Hudson, DNP, RN, BC, and Johns Hopkins Hospital colleague Bradford Winters, PhD, MD, FCCM, in "Using Continuous Vital Sign Monitoring to Detect Early Deterioration in Adult Postoperative Inpatients." They compared eVSC and a proposed standard of continuous vital sign monitoring (cVSM), finding a "27% decrease in the complication rate, and a clinically significant decrease in transfers to an intensive care unit and failure-to-rescue (FTR) events rate." In the Journal of Nursing Care Quality.
The Greater Baltimore Regional Wound, Ostomy & Continence Society is presenting an Ostomy Workshop on November 15, 2018 from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, 6501 N. Charles Street. Register for "Baltimore Ostomy Care: Best Practices 2018."