Run The B.A.A. 10K with the Brigham
The Brigham will once again serve as the exclusive charity partner of the Boston Athletic Association’s annual 10K road race. Walk or run to support any area of the Brigham’s mission. The race is Sunday, June 23, at the Boston Common. Bibs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register and learn more, visit BWHevents.org/10K.
Transition to Plain Language Codes: Name Updates
The Emergency Response Committee has modified the code names of the Emergency Airway Teams as follows: Anesthesia Airway Team is called for urgent or emergent respiratory compromise or respiratory arrest, replacing SART (Stat Anesthesia Respiratory Team). Surgical Emergency Airway Team is called for patients who may require an emergency surgical airway, replacing the Emergency Surgical Airway Team. Only the anesthesia attending, senior anesthesia resident, ICU attending or emergency medicine attending present at the bedside should initiate this code. No abbreviations will be used for these teams. Learn more.
Brigham Experience Focus Groups: Sign Up Today
This month, the Brigham will conduct 22 focus groups with faculty and staff. These groups are intended to facilitate discussion and input from across our organization about the cultural pillars that our culture squad has drafted. The Brigham is seeking participation from all levels of the organization for these one-hour focus groups, held March 11–27, and there are sessions scheduled at locations across our campuses and at times that will accommodate all shifts. To view the schedule and sign up, visit BWHPikeNotes.org.
Norovirus: What You Need to Know
Every year, the Brigham sees outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness consistent with norovirus infection in the Boston community. Norovirus can be easily spread between staff and patients and can lead to large outbreaks. Staff who develop symptoms of gastrointestinal illness (nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea) must stay out of work for at least 72 hours after their symptoms are gone; this is a public health requirement. To learn more about norovirus and whom to contact with questions, visit BWHPikeNotes.org.