Daily Post: 2/17/17

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Today at Sibley

·CIZE from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Building D, Ren 2

Today’s TJC Tidbit

The Joint Commission (TJC) will be visiting Sibley. To help everyone prepare, we will be featuring a daily tip here.

Q. What is the single most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of infection?
A. Hand hygiene. Bonus points for knowing the five moments: Before patient care; before aseptic/sterile procedures; after patient care; after touching body fluids; after touching patient equipment or environment.

Five Wishes Grand Rounds on End-of-life Care

For physicians and case coordinators

Five Wishes is a resource for supporting clinical excellence and positive patient experiences. It is the only advance directive that invites people to consider and identify what brings them comfort, how they want to be treated and what they want their loved ones and others to know.


  • Identify the barriers to conversations on end-of-life issues and provide the steps to open the lines of communication
  • Recognize how the general public views advance directives and explain the benefits of completing the Five Wishes
  • Utilize the Five Wishes advance directive to promote advance care planning
  • Review strategies on how to start difficult conversations and work through the Five Wishes advance directive

Join Paul Malley, president of Aging with Dignity, and learn to apply these objectives on a daily basis when working with patients in order to assess their needs and wants.

When: Friday, March 24
7 a.m. | Case coordinators: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Building A, Floor 1, Conference Room 1

To register, call the Department of Chaplaincy Services at 202-537-4084. Click here to learn about the speaker.

New Privacy and Security Training

Building on its commitment to keep health and other sensitive information safe, Johns Hopkins Medicine wants to ensure that workforce members understand their responsibilities as they relate to maintaining the privacy and security of such information.

Starting Wednesday, March 1, all Sibley employees will be required to complete annual training on patient privacy, information security and data management. Two new, condensed courses have been developed to efficiently communicate relevant and important information to best protect Johns Hopkins Medicine information. To streamline the training process, all workforce members will take the same two courses and the courses will be automatically assigned. You will be receiving an email from the myLearning system once the courses have been assigned, so please be sure to look out for the email in the coming weeks.

Both courses need to be completed by Thursday, March 30.

For questions regarding these courses, please contact hipaa-training@jhmi.edu or 410-614-9900.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Education Week: Feb. 14 to 21

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Education Week brings awareness to the importance of staff educators being trained and certified in dementia care. The week also supports the value of education by means of a face-to-face interactive classroom environment and by providing comprehensive dementia education to all health care professionals and frontline staff. Currently, there are no national standards for dementia education. The regulations are different from state to state. The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) recommends an initial minimum of eight hours of dementia education. Throughout the year, additional dementia education should be provided that incorporates new advances, culture change and innovative ideas. For more information, visit nccdp.org.

Sibley’s Club Memory® program, a stigma-free social club for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment or other forms of dementia and their spouses, partners and caregivers, is now available in all eight Wards of D.C. For more information, click here.

Sibley Calendar

Wellness Calendar

Click here to view the February Wellness Calendar.

Ash Wednesday
When: Wednesday, March 1

Click here to view the Mass and ash distribution schedule.

Employee Garden
When: Wednesday, March 1, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Innovation Hub

Book Clhub
When: Wednesday, March 8
Where: Innovation Hub
Book: Change by Design by Tim Brown

Please RSVP to frankie@sibleyhub.com if you’d like to attend.

Report Out Series

Eliminate waste. Share. Replicate.

Click here for FY17 Report Out calendar.


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