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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NMG Norton Healthcare develops protocol for prone positioning nonintubated COVID-19 patients

Norton Healthcare develops protocol for prone positioning nonintubated COVID-19 patients

Norton Healthcare pulmonologists have developed a protocol for treating COVID-19 patients with prone positioning before they need to be intubated. Using the prone position is common with intubated patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The new protocol extends the treatment to those who are struggling for oxygen, but aren’t ready for a ventilator. For …

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NMG COVID-19 symptom tracker available for health care systems’ websites

COVID-19 symptom tracker available for health care systems’ websites

A screening guide for COVID-19 symptoms currently in use by the Louisville area’s largest health care system is now available for other health care providers to use on their websites. The unbranded template, available for download through GitHub, asks a quick set of questions, and based on the answers, offers suggestions such as: Monitor your …

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NMG Coronavirus and COVID-19 resources for patients

Coronavirus and COVID-19 resources for patients

Your patients can access a wealth of local information at NortonHealthcare.com and NortonChildrens.com to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and learn what to do if they have symptoms of COVID-19. Many of these resources are also available in Spanish. Start with NortonHealthcare.com/COVID-19 or NortonChildrens.com/COVID-19

NMG Steps health care workers can take to reduce coronavirus spread

Steps health care workers can take to reduce coronavirus spread

Health care settings are high-risk areas for COVID-19 infection. Here are some extra precautions that will help limit the spread of the virus. Before work Completing this checklist every day before coming to work helps maintain a clean and secure healing environment. Wear clean scrubs/clothing to work. Bring a change of clothes in washable bag. …

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NMG Physicians’ answers to questions about the new coronavirus and COVID-19

Physicians’ answers to questions about the new coronavirus and COVID-19

Norton Healthcare’s Erica Coghill discussed the new coronavirus with two Norton Healthcare physicians, including our system epidemiologist. Here’s a COVID-19 Q&A with James M. Frazier, M.D., vice president, medical affairs and quality, Norton Healthcare; and Paul S. Schulz, M.D., infectious diseases physician with Norton Infectious Disease Specialists and system epidemiologist for Norton Healthcare. What’s the …

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NMG Norton Medical Group welcomes these new providers as of March 1, 2020

Norton Medical Group welcomes these new providers as of March 1, 2020

William D. Crecelius, M.D. Norton Community Medical Associates – West Broadway Medical degree: University of Louisville School of Medicine Residency: Emergency medicine, University of Louisville Swetha Jalli, M.D. Norton Immediate Care Centers Medical degree: Chicago Medical School – Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Residency: Family medicine, University of Louisville Ashley Broadus, APRN Norton …

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