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IsolationQuickReferenceGuide_ AV_PPO Updates

PANS and PANDAS Patients

Remember patients with this diagnosis are cared for on the Blue team.  For any questions or concerns please page the oncall PANS NP and NOT the rheum or red team or fellow.

GEMBA Board in Action

Thanks for continuing to raise issues for acute care gemba.  A few recent issues and follow up:
1. Flu vaccine delaying discharge as have to perform med rec again.  Thanks to Shanna Perales and the informatics group this is FIXED.  If you order a flu vaccine after doing discharge med rec you will not have to re-reconcile the vaccine.

2. Other IS issues recently FIXED – printer in resident lounge, computer screen in Heme Onc call room.

3. Stanford Webmail not working on LPCH computers – this was a hospital wide issue and should be FIXED when using both internet explorer and google chrome.

4. Blood Pressure cuffs for discharge – this is a very complex issue being addressed at an administrative level.  It continues to come up now and again and we realize it is a discharge barrier.  Thanks for your understanding as the process and procedure is worked out.”



Please review the Block 6 Cross Cover that starts November, 16th!


We need tour guides!!! Tours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for the next 10 weeks – starting 11/9 from 1 – 2pm at LPCH! Please sign up!



Loose Change for Helmets


Please bring in your loose change to Valley and give it to any PHLC Staff or, if you would like to donate online, please go to http://www.gofundme.com/lidsforkidsTWFK.


PLEASE consider helping us in funding helmets!  This is a vital need with a huge, positive impact!  Or, to put it another way, a vital need that will help protect kids from a potentially life-altering impact!



LPCH Marijuana Policy

“Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford recognizes the value that California’s medicinal marijuana law brings to some patients with serious medical conditions. State and federal regulations are still in research and review by the hospital but at this time there are no legal or regulatory requirements for hospitals or physicians to authorize or accommodate use of medical marijuana or its derivatives in a patient care plan. In addition, according to state law physicians can provide recommendations, but not prescriptions, to patients for the use of medical marijuana to treat medical symptoms.

What this means for YOU:

• Inhaled or vapor forms of medical marijuana is prohibited in this hospital.

• The Nurse cannot be in possession of the product. The product should only be within the family’s possession at all times.

• The unit cannot secure the product. Locking in our med carts and/or lock boxes on the unit is not acceptable.

• Pharmacy will never dispense/tag the product. Like you all, they are not licensed.

• The doctors can place an “MD to RN Communication” order for the given product. Stating the product, its use, and to be administered by family ONLY.

• This product should never show up on the MAR. The ordering physician should not place a Non-Formulary medication order.


October, 30th, 8- 9 am 
David Stevenson, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Medical Genetics
Stanford University
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital


If you can’t tell, Halloween is kinda a big deal around here.  Get excited!  Get your costumes!

Show off these (or other) fabulous costumes and kick back at the Resident Halloween party! Significant others welcome, especially if they are in costume! 🙂
Annual Pediatric Residency Halloween Party

Saturday October 31, 2015


Common Room of Sharon Heights Apartment Complex

2225 Sharon Road Menlo Park, CA 94025

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity will be in the bay area on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT) in Menlo Park. This is a FREE event, but space is limited and you will need to RSVP here to confirm a ticket —
Steve will discuss the subject of autism, his research, and his journey to publishing this rich and engaging book. He will also share why the autism diagnoses in children have risen so dramatically in the last 40 years? Today, more than 3.5 million Americans are estimated to be on the autism spectrum and the condition remains misunderstood and stigmatized. Steve also delves into the forgotten history of the condition and provides long-sought understanding to the autism puzzle.
This FREE event is being held at the Curious.com Headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.