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Fastaff Updates

  • On July 18, join the ACT program for their July Webinar for Healthcare Professionals, featuring Dr. Randee Sanders discussing the complexities of modern leadership for women, particularly in demanding professions like nursing with podcast host, Dr. Robin Geiger.

  • Check out the ACT program's latest podcast as Dr. Robin Geiger chats with nurse influencer and mentor, Ms. Larissa Foster, MSN, APRN,ACGNP-BC, founder of The Parkwood Project, about finding your own path in healthcare. Don’t miss this exciting episode.

  • The Ingenovis Health ACT Scholarship Program is now accepting applications until July 23. Back for its second year, this program provides financial aid to deserving students looking to obtain or advance their degrees in healthcare. Together, we are building the new future of healthcare.

  • Natural events bring sudden and severe challenges to healthcare systems. Whether it's a hurricane, flood, tornado or other natural occurrence, would you be willing to step in? Your readiness to respond in times of crisis helps ensure that quality patient care continues, even in the most challenging conditions. Get your free FEMA certifications now to be ready in case disaster strikes. Learn more.

Montefiore Updates

CHAM

Welcome the new Director of Nursing Nicole Biel if you see her on campus at CHAM. Uniforms need to be Ceil Blue or Child Print friendly. No hoods or sweatshirts, please. Please ensure you are clocking in and out. There has been a large increase in missed punches which makes it very difficult to get your pay approved on time, which may delay your payroll. Ensure you are scanning all medications and patients. There is a 100% scan rate initiative.

MOSES

All OT above your 48 hours need approval by management. You cannot pick up shifts on other units unless approved by the Director. You cannot work more than 4-12 hour shifts in a row without approval from a manager. Please document pain assessments and PRN pain medications given and must match the appropriate pain score and time. 30 minutes for IV meds, 1 hour for PO meds. There have been a high number of sick calls lately. Please realize that we are filling staffing shortages. Sick calls are being reviewed by the facility for all extensions and if excessive they are not offering extensions.

Einstein

Documentation needs to be improved, reviewed and follow protocols. There has been a high number of sick calls lately. Please realize that we are filling staffing shortages sick calls are being reviewed by the facility for all extensions and if excessive they are not offering extensions. Please document pain assessments and PRN pain medications given must match the appropriate pain score; 30 minutes for IV meds, 1 hour for PO meds. Pressure Ulcer identification is extremely imperative (ER especially prior to admission).

Montefiore IT and Access Issues

KAREN FOUNTAIN MBA MSN BSN SAFE

Director of Clinical Services Fastaff

Please be diligent with handwashing to prevent the spread. Stay safe and continue to do the amazing job of taking care of our Montefiore patients.

I am available by phone, text or email 24/7 if you need anything, even a friendly conversation, meal, beverage or what to see and do in NYC!

I have available ACLS, PALS and BLS instructor for certifications. Please contact me if you need a class set up. Make sure you are aware of your current expiration date.

Call/text me if you need me 518-301-1079.