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Dates and items to note

November 2013

Legacy Cancer Institute ninth annual breast and gynecologic conference — Nov. 22

Pacific Northwest Excellence in Breast and Gynecologic Care for surgeons, plastic surgeons, primary care physicians, medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of breast and gynecological cancer patients.

ATOM — Dec. 5

The Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) course  is an effective method of increasing surgical competence and confidence in the operative management of penetrating injuries to the chest and abdomen.  

ASSET — Dec. 6

Advanced surgical skills for exposure in trauma (ASSET) is intended for mid-level and senior surgical residents, trauma and acute care surgical fellows, and any surgeon who wishes a review of surgical exposures in five key anatomic areas: neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, extremities, upper and lower.

New indwelling urinary catheter protocol for adult patients — Dec. 2

Following identification of "nurse-initiated removal protocols" as a top-10 patient safety strategy by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Legacy is adopting new urinary catheter protocols.

Beginning in December, after physician order, the nurse can initiate catheter removal and a post-removal bladder scan without additional orders — when the catheter is no longer indicated. Read more (logon required)>> 

Save the date: Oregon and SW Washington Health Literacy Conference — March 7, 2014

Legacy has scheduled nationally renowned health literacy experts as speakers. Read more>>


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