Flash FAX : 2009-07-23 - RADIOLOGIST AVAILABILITY

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      QUESTION:  I NEED TO OBTAIN AN ULTRASOUND TO RULE OUT PYLORIC STENOSIS
      AFTER HOURS.  WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Primary care providers are encouraged to
      call and discuss an urgent imaging need directly with one of the
      radiologists at Dayton Children’s.  We can help coordinate the time and
      location of the imaging.  Our staff can help with determining whether
      preauthorization is needed.  A radiologist is available in the hospital
      Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm and on Saturday from 6:30
      am to 3:30 pm.  After hours, the on-call radiologist is available by
      phone.  Questions?  Call Elizabeth Ey, MD, at 937-641-3393.

      VOLUMETRIC QUANTITATIVE CT (QCT) BONE DENSITOMETRY DETERMINATION:
      Volumetric quantitative CT bone densitometry determination is now
      available at the main campus of Dayton Children’s.  This is a rapid and
      precise method for determining bone density in children.  A short helical
      CT is performed through the L1 and L2 vertebral bodies.  A volume of data
      in each vertebral body is evaluated for bone mineral density and is
      reported in mg/cc.  The result is then compared to age and gender matched
      control data.  A Z score is also reported indicating how many standard
      deviations the patient’s results are above or below the mean for the
      control data.  The study takes less than 20 minutes and requires no
      patient preparation.  The radiation dose is small and the results are more
      accurate than DEXA because using the volumetric data requires no
      assumptions on patient size.  The study can be scheduled as “QCT bone
      density study” through central scheduling at 937-641-4000 or call
      Elizabeth Ey, MD, at 937-641-3393 with questions.

      EPIC TRAINING BEGINS:  On August 25, 2009 we plan to “Go Live” with EPIC
      on all of our inpatient units, intensive care units, Almost Home Unit and
      emergency department.  This includes all staff documentation including
      H&Ps, progress notes, consults and orders.  This applies to all staff
      including physicians, dentists, psychologists, allied health staff,
      nurses, respiratory therapists, dieticians, etc.  To be ready for August
      25, all professional staff members who provide ongoing care to inpatients
      or to Almost Home Unit patients must be trained and certified to obtain
      the passwords necessary to access and use EPIC.  We have designed five
      specific training modules that will reflect your needs.  This could range
      from no additional training for a pediatrician who now routinely admits
      their inpatients to our inpatient generalist service to eight hours of
      training for the PICU physicians, NICU physicians, inpatient generalists,
      etc.  By the middle of this week (July 22, 2009) you should have received
      a letter from me, if you have privileges at Dayton Children’s as a
      physician, dentist, psychologist, APN, CRNA, or PA.  This letter describes
      your options and provides a training schedule.  If you have any questions,
      please Thomas Murphy, MD, at 937-641-5871.

      PART-TIME PHYSICIAN FOR URGENT CARE: The Children’s Medical Center of
      Dayton has an opportunity for a part-time general pediatrician at the new
      Urgent Care—Springboro, located in the new Outpatient Care
      Center—Springboro.  This is a 100 percent pediatric practice; hours are
      weekdays, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm and weekends, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. The
      schedule is six weekdays/month and every third weekend.  Successful
      candidates must be board certified in pediatrics and hold an unrestricted
      Ohio medical license.  If interested, please contact Cyndy Emerson at
      937-641-5307 or emersonc@childrensdayton.org .

 

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