Sleep Health and Wellness Program Launches
Most of us deprive ourselves of the sleep that our brains and bodies desperately need. The Sleep Matters Initiative’sSleep Health and Wellness Program is a nationally recognized sleep education program that builds on 15 years of Brigham-led sleep research. Starting this fall, it is open to Brigham Health faculty and staff at no cost. This one-hour wellness program covers sleep health, the dangers of fatigue and strategies for improving sleep and ending exhaustion. Sessions will be held on Oct. 8, Oct. 17, Oct. 21, Oct. 29 and Nov. 8; all begin at noon, and lunch will be provided. For more information, including how to register, visit BWHPikeNotes.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buprenorphine C-Waiver Training, September 27
Hosted by Joji Suzuki, MD, director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry, this training is required for practitioners to legally be able to prescribe or dispense buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is widely considered one the most effective medications available to treat opioid use disorder. Friday, Sept. 27, 2:30–6:30 p.m., in the Hale Building for Transformative Medicine’s Reich Conference Room. To register for the course, visit BWHPikeNotes.org.
Hand Hygiene Celebration, October 17
In appreciation of the tremendous progress the Brigham has made with our hand hygiene compliance rates, and to pledge our commitment to keep patients safe by keeping our hands clean, all faculty and staff are invited to a hand hygiene celebration on Thursday, Oct. 17, 6 a.m.–4 p.m., on the Braunwald Tower 2 mezzanine (across from the Shop on the Pike). Present your Brigham ID badge for giveaways and to enter a raffle for prizes.
FY2020 Compliance Education Update
Brigham Health is committed to providing a safe work environment and preparing all faculty and staff to comply with hospital policy, Joint Commission requirements and other state and federal regulations. Each year all employees are assigned a series of online courses through HealthStream. This year’s compliance education rolls out on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Employees will have 90 days to complete all assigned courses, with a final due date of Dec. 31. To learn more about compliance education, visit BWHPikeNotes.org.