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Silica Packets Inside Go Bags
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Silica Packets Inside Go Bags

Materials will place silica packets in bags that contain N95 masks. It is recommended to keep the silica packet in your bag to reduce moisture from developing. If your bag did not contain a silica packet, you can get one from Materials Distribution at your facility.  Please dispose of the packet along with your bag…

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Appropriate Diagnostic Tests – Inpatient

Please evaluate all tests prior to ordering on COVID-19 patients. There are tests being ordered that have no immediate bearing on the patient’s course while in the hospital. These tests may be necessary for patients in the long run and can be performed after the patient has been ruled out for COVID-19 and as an…

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Personal PPE for All Personnel

In response to the request from our health care providers to bring in personal PPE, the following process is being implemented to ensure your safety and the safety of our patients. Non-Kettering Health Network-provided PPE must be an N95- or NIOSH-approved product to be used for patient care. If the mask does not have “N95” or…

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Physician and Provider Use of Personal PPE

A provider’s use of non-KHN-provided PPE is discouraged and at their own personal risk.   If a provider desires to use non-KHN-provided PPE, the provider’s personal PPE must be presented to clinical leadership in the area where the provider presents for duty, so that the PPE may be observed and assessed. If use of the personal PPE is not…

COVID-19 Tests to Diatherix
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COVID-19 Tests to Diatherix

Effective immediately, all COVID-19 tests for patients in hospitals and Emergency Departments will be sent to Diatherix. The ordering information is pictured below. Please collect a nasopharyngeal swab on an OPTISWAB, which must be obtained from the laboratory. Specimens should be brought to the laboratory soon after they are collected. Note: If specimens were collected…

Payer Contract and Discharge Planning Updates
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Payer Contract and Discharge Planning Updates

Anthem Anthem (Commercial Plan) distributed an update on policy in response to COVID-19 aspects. Within this update, it speaks to the fact Anthem is waiving the pre-cert requirement for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) from a hospital setting. Care Management can use this information while they work with area Skilled Nursing Facilities. We will be sending notification to…


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