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Scope & Scalpel - March 2018

Top Findings from Heywood Hypoglycemia Sub-Committee July to December 2017 PDF link to full article
The following are the top findings from the Hypoglycemia Sub-committee in their evaluation of those cases of hypoglycemia with a finger stick glucose reading of 54 mg/dL or less.

Support a Culture of Safety PDF link to full article
The universal requirement for achieving a culture of safety in healthcare is the understanding that zero unintended harm is not only attainable but also, in terms of ethics, the only acceptable goal. However, when the attitude prevails in an organization that zero harm will never be achieved, the underlying corrosive cynicism supports the status quo as effectively as it eats away and dissolves the best efforts and programs thrown at the problem.

The Revised Declaration of Geneva - A Modern-Day Physician’s Pledge PDF link to full article
A newly revised version of the Declaration of Geneva was adopted by the World Medical Association (WMA) General Assembly on October 14, 2017, in Chicago.

As the contemporary successor to the 2500-year-old Hippocratic Oath, the Declaration of Geneva, which was adopted by the World Medical Association (WMA) at its second General Assembly in 1948,1 outlines in concise terms the professional duties of physicians and affirms the ethical principles of the global medical profession. 

An Unconscious Patient with a DNR Tattoo... What do you do? PDF link to full article
The case of a person whose presumed code-status preference led him to tattoo “Do Not Resuscitate” on his chest. 


Upcoming Meetings & Events

Heywood Medical Staff Meeting
Monday, May 14 - 5:30 pm
Pierce Board Room, Heywood Hospital
Heywood Med Executive Meeting
Tuesday, April 3 - 11:45 am
OBS Conference Room 
Athol Med Executive Meeting
Wednesday, April 4 - 8 am
Hillis Board Room 
2018 Medical Staff Meeting Schedule

Welcoming New Providers

Below are the newest members of our medical staff (since last issue)
Ahmad Daniyal Siddiqui, MD - Heywood Oncology/Hematology
Jacquelyn McKean, MD - Tully Family Medicine
Jared Toman, MD, MBA - Heywood Orthopedics
Alexandra Schultes, MD - Ashburnham Family Medicine
Kristina Gallant, MSN, FNP-C - Ashburnham Family Medicine / Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
Teresa M. Kanev, PA-C - Heywood Pediatrics