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Policy and procedure updates: drug diversion prevention, universal masking, genetic testing and transmission-based isolation precautions have been updated; Intrastate Travel for Healthcare During COVID has been retired

May 26th, 2022 by Ginnie Occhipinti

The following procedures have been recently updated: Drug Diversion Prevention Procedure: Changes to the procedure include changing “controlled substance” to “medication” and adding “non-controlled medications;” deleting ANTHC, SCF, and HR from 4.1; and editing department titles for accuracy and clarity. Universal Masking Policy: Changes to the procedure include updating language about medical-grade masks to state that staff must wear medical-grade masks (cloth masks are not allowed). Patients are encouraged to wear medical-grade masks, but cloth masks will be accepted. All …

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Health Care Staff Survey

May 26th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

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Upcoming Leadership Development Opportunity for Alaska Natives and Native Americans! Apply for one of ANTHC’s three 2022 – 2023 Leadership Development Programs.

May 25th, 2022 by Antonia Lawless

Applications will be accepted for ANELP, LEAD, and Pathways 6/1-6/26. All programs run from September 2022 to May 2023 and are designed to help employees improve their supervisory, management, and leadership skills. Just to name a few benefits of participating in a leadership development programs improved self-confidence, improved public speaking skills and expanded personal and professional networks. Some program features: Peer learning groups to provide feedback, insight, suggestions and support Interactive hands on format Take home tools and resources Personal …

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2022 Leadership Development Programs Graduation tomorrow from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. via Zoom

May 25th, 2022 by Antonia Lawless

Participants from ANTHC’s three leadership development programs; Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program (ANELP), Leadership Excellence through Advancement and Determination (LEAD) and Pathways to Leadership, will be graduating. ANTHC’s leadership programs are 9-month programs designed to increase the numbers of Alaska Native and Native American people in management and professional positions. Friday, May 27th, 1:30– 3:30 p.m., ANTHC employees share in the celebration and watch the 2022 Leadership Development Programs Graduation on Zoom, Meeting ID: 563 377 6331. Invite and share …

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Week 4: 2022 Mental Health Awareness Month

May 25th, 2022 by Jeran Pelagio-Williams

Week 4, May 23-31: What to do if needing help and where to go What we will learn: Identify what to do if you need help Decide where to go to seek help When living with a mental health condition or facing a mental health concern, it’s common to feel like no one understands what you are going through.  Mental health conditions can be hard and confusing. Talking about mental health in the open is becoming more common. Stigma or …

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Register for June’s Virtual AK Blanket Exercise Workshop

May 24th, 2022 by Rebecca Ervin

The Alaska Blanket Exercise Program is pleased to invite you to June’s Virtual Alaska Blanket Exercise (vABE) workshop. This workshop is free and open to anyone interested; please feel free to share this invitation. Registration is limited and early registration is encouraged. If you are not able to join for June, there will be monthly opportunities to attend. June’s registration link is located below: June 8 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (AK Time)  Disclaimer: Topics will include boarding school …

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Traditional Teachings with Liz Sunnyboy on Tuesday, June 7

May 24th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

ANTHC Behavioral Health Team is taking steps to support the mental health and well-being of our Alaska Tribal Health Systems. Please join us in Traditional Teachings with Elizabeth “Liz” Sunnyboy, where we hope to learn, share, and support one another during this challenging time. The meeting will be on Tuesday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m. We truly look forward to seeing many of you there! Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93196881393 Meeting ID: 931 9688 1393 If you have any questions, please …

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Manufacturer’s Instructions for Use (IFUs) Requirement

May 24th, 2022 by Angela Engle

Cleaning and Disinfection of Medical Equipment Recommendations: -Be familiar with manufacturer’s IFUs (Instructions for Use) -Staff Must Knows -Applicable Re-Use Medical Equipment & Instruments -Disinfection and Cleaning Resources

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Join Training and Development for one of the Q&A sessions in June to learn more about what they offer.

May 24th, 2022 by Antonia Lawless

On Tuesday, June 7 at 12 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, at 4 p.m. and Friday, June 24 at 12 p.m., T&D will be hosting 45-minute Q&A sessions via Zoom https://anthc.zoom.us/j/99824061371 to share about what they offer. Join the Training and Development team for a discussion about Education Assistance, Professional Development courses, and Leadership Development Programs. Do you have an idea of a professional development course you would like ANTHC to provide? T&D would love to hear them. Prepare any questions …

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3-part Grammar Skills Training in June

May 23rd, 2022 by Antonia Lawless

This training is for individuals who would like to improve their grammar and punctuation skills to write correctly and professionally in today’s workplace. Grammar Skills Training is a 12-hour virtual training divided into three four-hour sessions once a week: Session 1: Tuesday, June 7 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Session 2: Tuesday, June 14 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Session 3: Tuesday, June 21 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Some of the topics covered include: How to analyze sentence grammar and fix sentence …

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Viral Hepatitis Month: Hepatitis B Vaccine

May 23rd, 2022 by Marla Wehrli

See https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hbv/vaccadults.htm#guidelines for more information about the Hepatitis B vaccine and the risk factors for Hepatitis B.

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HCB Coffee Shop hours update: now open from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

May 23rd, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

The Cafe d’Arte Coffee Shop located on the first floor of the Healthy Communities Building is now open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. They serve a variety of hot and cold beverages as well as salads, sandwiches, baked goods and other snacks in addition to coffee.

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Seeking Volunteer Interpreters

May 23rd, 2022 by Hazel Graham

Potential Interpreter Duties Reviews terms and procedures for an appointment in a clinic Interpret Telephone reminders, Post discharge calls, etc. Paged for interpreting need Sight translate documents (informed consent, etc.) Skills and Abilities Language Proficiency Levels Problem Solving Interpersonal Skills Knowledge of Health Care Systems Cultural Competence Evaluating Quality Standards of Practice for Health Care Interpreters Expectations of performance and outcomes. Accuracy Confidentiality Impartiality Respect Cultural Awareness Role Boundaries Professionalism Professional Development Advocacy This would be on a volunteer basis. …

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ANMC Advance Health Care Directive: new version now available

May 18th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

There is a new version of the ANMC Advance Health Care Directive. This new version enhances Advance Care Planning conversations. This new form makes it easier to complete a POLST form based on medical wishes documented in this form. You can locate the ANMC Advance Health Care Directive form in the following locations: ANTHC Palliative Care Resources Website – https://www.anthc.org/palliative-care/resources/ Advance Health Care Directive Form ANMC SharePoint Site: Health Information Management – ANMC Health Resource Approved Forms and Reference Library Thank you for all …

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myHero Most Liked Raves

May 18th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

myHero is an electronic employee recognition tool to help employees recognize their colleagues from across campus who are exemplifying our behavior expectations in big and small ways. It allows staff to recognize their peers for being great coworkers, going above and beyond, and recognizing a job well done. They also show up in the Performance Appraisal tool in myHR! myHero is located in the myHR portal. Research shows that peer recognition can set a positive attitude for company culture, and …

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Campus food updates

May 16th, 2022 by Ximena Olivera

Food and Nutrition Services wanted to share some updates about food options available on campus. The ANMC Cafeteria and West Courtyard (adjacent to the ANMC Cafeteria next to Pharmacy) remain employees only. Open 24/7 but only staffed from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. After hours, the self-check-out registers are open for purchasing food but only cards are accepted, no cash. The Mobile Cart in the Rotunda (Thongchai’s Cart) has been expanded to include a larger variety of options as it will serve …

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ToP Facilitation Methods virtual workshop in June

May 12th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

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AFHCP’s Federal Education Sharing Group (FESG) presents Sexual Trauma training June 17

May 12th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

This training will be presented both virtually and in-person via Moodle by Tara Henry, MSN, FNP-C, SANE-A, SANE-P. Training topics include: – Overview of Sexual Assault Reporting Options and Medical Forensic Examinations in Alaska (830-1030) – Overview of Sex-Trafficking in Alaska (1045-1215) – Third topic – Non-Fatal Strangulation Assault: Physiology, Health Risks, Medical Care, and Legal Response (1330 – 1600) Accredited Continuing Education TBD – More information will be available soon For more information or to register contact Jackie Oliver …

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Policy and procedure updates

May 10th, 2022 by Ginnie Occhipinti

The following procedures have been recently updated: Environmental Rounds Program Procedure #801-02 Drug Diversion Prevention Procedure # 701-17 Employee Health Cytotoxic Screening Procedure #1100-05 Appropriate Use of the Copy and Paste Functionality in the Electronic Health Record at ANMC Procedure # 1006.01 LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System Procedure #1011-01 ANTHC Employee Health Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan: updates include moving from being a combined SCF and ANTHC document to an ANTHC document and list of job titles. The document is …

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Thank you PX Week Activity Participants & Workers

May 9th, 2022 by Allison Knox

We had more than 60 entries for the various activities, including the Human Connection Challenge, Blackout BINGO, Single BINGO, the Coloring Contest, and the Word Search. Participants represented various specialty and ancillary clinics as well as a variety of departments. Thank you to the 2022 Patient Experience Week workgroup members and booth workers: Colby Shifflett Lindsay Staples Mary Lee Petersen AJ Collins Jolene Cleveland Jessica Farley Carol Dunn-Hale Hazel Graham Athena Midvag DeAngelo Hatton Tanya Welsh Levi Hoover Jenni Harrison …

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May is National Trauma Awareness Month

May 9th, 2022 by Catherine Sharpe

The American Trauma Society (ATS) and the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) have joined forces to develop the 2022 annual National Trauma Awareness Month (NTAM) campaign. National Trauma Awareness Month 2022 “Safe Surroundings: Preventing Violence and Promoting Peace Community by Community” Join the ATS all month long to celebrate Trauma Survivors and the professionals who directly impact patient care The American Trauma Society (ATS) and The Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) have come together in the development of the annual …

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May 5th, 2022 by Jeran Pelagio-Williams

Mental health plays a big role in overall well-being. As we go through life we have both good and bad experiences. By balancing our experiences with the basics of mental health, we can incorporate positive habits as a way to support our own mental wellness and lead a healthy life. Please join us through the month of May to honor Mental Health Awareness Month with weekly activities aimed to enhance your overall wellness. Starting Monday, May 2, surveys will be …

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ANMC moving to Level Yellow: limited visitation and expanded visiting hours

May 3rd, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

Effective today, May 3, 2022, the temporary visitation policy at ANMC has moved to Level Yellow. Visitation will continue to be limited, but we are moving to this level to best support our patients’ health and healing by permitting limited visitation and expanding visiting hours to 8 a.m.-9 pm. Permitted visitor guidelines can be found in the matrix below. Visitors must: Be assessed for symptoms at an entry screening station; At the hospital, the front rotunda and skybridge are the only …

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Hepatitis C Simplified Treatment Training on Friday, June 3

May 3rd, 2022 by Marla Wehrli

Training includes HCV epidemiology, screening, confirmation of HCV, assessment of the patient before treatment, treatment, medication coverage, follow up, harm reduction. Regsiter here: https://echo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqdeqrrjMuG9N3Git-BRF3oDBPBP1A9qiC

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Join Team ANTHC in the 100 Miles in May challenge!

April 30th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

Team ANTHC invites you to join the 100 Miles in May Challenge! The goal is to keep everyone active and social! Try to reach 100 miles each month doing all kinds of activities that are converted to miles and invite your friends to do the same. Register at https://100miles.healthyfuturesak.org/ and join Team ANTHC! For more information on the 100 Miles in May Challenge, go to https://100miles.healthyfuturesak.org/pages/faq. For more information on Healthy Futures, visit healthyfuturesak.org. Starting on May 1, you can log all your daily physical …

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