St. Luke’s University Health Network Ebola Preparedness: January 19, 2015

January 19th, 2015

Please find our latest update on the status of Ebola and our country’s, region’s and network’s preparedness. St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Routine and specialized PPE shortages continue. SLUHN currently has sufficient supplies to support routine care of our patients. Operational Planning: SLUHN has completed preparations and education to care for

Ebola: What You Need to Know

January 19th, 2015

Updated on January 19, 2015.
Although it is unlikely we will see a patient with the actual virus we believe it is imperative to prepare for the possibility. We will continue to update our plans and communicate to you as new information becomes available

Influenza Testing Protocol

January 12th, 2015

Starting January 7, 2015, “Simplexa PCR” test for influenza A, influenza B and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) will be performed in the Microbiology laboratory

Pennsylvania Orders for Life- Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

January 7th, 2015

Respecting & Codifying Wishes Across Care Settings The POLST form is a medical order form on which physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants may write orders that specify types of life-sustaining treatment a patient wants or does not want when they become seriously ill. “People today can live a long time with a serious illness,”

House Bill 431 – Act 3, Mandatory Child Abuse Education

December 22nd, 2014

Dear Colleague, Earlier this year, Governor Corbett signed House Bill 431 into law as Act 31 of 2014, which requires each licensing board, under the Department of State, with jurisdiction over professional licensees, to require applicants to take educational classes on child abuse recognition and reporting. Please note that Act 31 applies to all health-related