NMG Norton Healthcare expands access to community COVID-19 testing

Norton Healthcare expands access to community COVID-19 testing

Those who think they may have COVID-19 now have easier access to testing. As availability of test kits and the ability to process results have improved, Norton Healthcare is pleased to begin providing COVID-19 testing to anyone in the community. This includes individuals who are required by their employer to be tested. It is recommend …

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NMG Norton Healthcare resumes allowing visitors, with restrictions

Norton Healthcare resumes allowing visitors, with restrictions

Following state guidelines, Norton Healthcare has lifted its no-visitor policy. However, for the protection of our patients, providers and employees, the policy still limits visitors. All visitors should arrive wearing a mask and will complete a health screening when entering a facility. What’s new Adult inpatients at Norton Healthcare hospitals (except those with COVID-19 or …

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NMG COVID-19 guidance and resources for pregnant patients

COVID-19 guidance and resources for pregnant patients

Patient safety is our top priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have revised policies as needed to help stop the spread of infection. There have been policy changes that affect labor and delivery for pregnant patients. If you have patients who will deliver in the next month, please let them know of the changes …

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NMG Norton Healthcare resuming elective surgical procedures with stringent COVID-19 controls

Norton Healthcare resuming elective surgical procedures with stringent COVID-19 controls

In keeping with guidance from Gov. Andy Beshear, Norton Healthcare is resuming previously-postponed medical procedures, including elective inpatient surgeries. The health system gradually will add procedures such as outpatient surgery and limited inpatient operations. After that, if COVID-19 cases remain manageable and the Kentucky Department for Public Health agrees, all medical care will resume by …

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CME COVID-19 cytokine storm correlations with HLH and MAS offer treatment road map

COVID-19 cytokine storm correlations with HLH and MAS offer treatment road map

Successful treatments for cytokine storms triggered by hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), and macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) offer a road map for the most serious COVID-19 patients, according to Kenneth N. Schikler, M.D., a pediatric rheumatologist with Norton Children’s Rheumatology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. The overwhelming host response with the most serious COVID-19 cases …

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CME How providers can protect themselves from burnout and compassion fatigue

How providers can protect themselves from burnout and compassion fatigue

In addition to wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) to avoid exposure to the coronavirus, health care providers should take steps to protect themselves from other risks of the COVID-19 pandemic — burnout and compassion fatigue. Burnout is a combination of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and a reduced sense of personal accomplishment. Burnout is the result of …

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CME Save the date: Pediatric Urogynecology Symposium

Save the date: Pediatric Urogynecology Symposium

Providers looking to learn more about the latest diagnostics and treatments for common pediatric and adolescent gynecologic and urological conditions can plan to attend the Pediatric Urogynecology Symposium. Sessions will be held Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Continuing education credits are available. For more information, visit NortonHealthcare.com/CME or call (502) 446-5955. Norton Healthcare Learning Center 9500 Ormsby …

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NMG Norton Healthcare, Kentucky Blood Center working to get plasma to COVID-19 patients

Norton Healthcare, Kentucky Blood Center working to get plasma to COVID-19 patients

Physicians around the country are testing a possible treatment for COVID-19 using plasma taken from blood donated by fully recovered COVID-19 patients, called convalescent plasma. Locally, Norton Healthcare began offering this experimental treatment in early April and has transfused 21 patients who were critically ill with COVID-19. Of those, six have been well enough to be discharged …

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CME ‘MedChat’ podcast episode 14 on diagnosing and managing affective disorders

‘MedChat’ podcast episode 14 on diagnosing and managing affective disorders

Episode 14 of the “MedChat” podcast addresses diagnosing and managing affective disorders. This episode will help physicians become more aware of current trends in mental health diagnosis and treatment. Among U.S. adults 18 and older, about 9.7% had a mood disorder in the past year. Individuals living with serious mental illness face an increased risk …

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