Daily Buzz: 3/13/17

Today at Sibley

·Angela Melito, NASA chief safety and mission assurance officer from noon to 1 p.m. in Building A, Conference Rooms 1 & 2
·Zumba from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Building D, Floor 1, 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.

Tips with Pics
Emergency cords must hang within four inches of the floor.



Religious and Cultural Awareness: Observing Purim and Holi

Understanding each other’s differences makes us stronger. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is continuing their education about the upcoming cultural and religious observances of our patients, physicians, staff and volunteers to help us in our efforts to foster a climate of respect and a spirit of inclusion.

Please take the time to become familiar with the following upcoming days of observation:

, March 11 to 12. Purim is one of the most joyous holidays on the Jewish calendar and is considered a time of Jewish unity. Purim commemorates the victory of the Jewish nation over the king of the Persian Empire, Ahasuerus, in the fourth century BCE.

Holi, March 12 to 13. Holi, the festival of colors, is the second most holy day for Hindus. It commemorates the celebration of good over evil and is an exuberant celebration that marks the beginning of spring.

 Sugar–Not as Sweet as it Sounds

This week’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Sugar–Not as Sweet as it Sounds.” Eating foods with too  many added sugars can lead to poor nutrition. By filling up on sugar-laden fare, we may not be eating enough  of the nutrient containing foods that keep us healthy.

Consumption of added sugars can also lead to tooth decay, weight gain and other health issues.

Most Americans eat way too many calories from added sugars.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of reducing the amount of added sugar in your diet and some tips on how to do that, please stop by the registered dietitian table in the cafeteria tomorrow from noon to 1 p.m. Play our “Wow—That’s a lot of Sugar!” matching game and pick up a free healthy snack.

 Sibley In the News–The Search for Long-term Birth Control with Richard J. Beckerman, M.D.

With a birth control repeal possibly costing women $1.4 billion per year in copays (for starters), it’s no  wonder there’s been an uptick in women looking for long-term birth control options. Richard J. Beckerman,  M.D., chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sibley, sat down with Julie Wright of WJLA to discuss patient fears, facts and reversible long-term birth control options. Click here to watch the video.

And…We’re Off!

Patient Safety Awareness Week starts today with Angela Melito, NASA chief safety and mission assurance officer, from noon to 1 p.m. in Building A, Conference Rooms 1 & 2. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served at 11:45 a.m.

Look out for the patient safety week committee on your unit this week so that you can pledge to patient safety!

Also during this week, we are hosting a scavenger hunt. Each weekday a new patient safety clue will be given here in Daily Buzz. Decode the clue to determine the secret locations. Visit each location to submit your name for each clue. You have 24 hours (6 to 6 a.m.) to find the location and submit your name. Happy hunting!

Today’s clue:
In order to protect our patients from acquiring organisms left behind from other patients, this department plays an important role in ensuring our patients’ environments are clean and disinfected on a daily basis.

To see what else is going on this week, view the flier here.

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