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Plan of the Week: April 3 - 9

Updated: Apr 5, 2022

Play of the Week:

Kudos to Jonathan Goc, anesthesia intern, and Nelson Vick for their superb performance in clinic during an acute event. Dr. Goc was evaluating a patient for foot pain when she had a change in mental status and muscle tone that was concerning for seizure vs. convulsive syncope. He immediately called for help, and worked with Dr. Vick and the clinic attendings to stabilize the patient. Dr. Vick excelled as an educator during this encounter. He calmly assessed the situation and empowered Dr. Goc to identify a differential diagnosis and the next steps for evaluation. He obtained additional history and determined that the event was most likely a convulsive syncopal episode, and comforted the patient and her mother. Additionally, Dr. Vick conducted a team debrief after the patient was transferred to the Emergency Department, reflecting both on the team's successes and opportunities for improvement. Their teamwork was impeccable and the care they delivered was outstanding. Awesome work, Dr. Goc and Dr. Vick!

Bravo to Sidney Zven for his exemplary work in coordinating care for a medically complex patient in the NICU. The NICU team received a call from Fort Belvoir about a baby for which there was clinical concern for Noonan syndrome. Dr. Zven took the initiative to reach out to pediatric cardiology and genetics for recommendations, arranged times for blood draws and appointments, and coordinated a PCM appointment for the patient at Walter Reed. He closed the loop with the NNP at Fort Belvoir once the plan was finalized, and put the parents' concerns at ease. He went above and beyond in delineating a thoughtful and comprehensive follow-up plan for the patient. Well done, Dr. Zven!

A huge shout-out to Sarah Khan for her effortless teamwork this weekend as the cross-covering senior resident on the ward. An infant with FPIES presented to the ED with profuse emesis after trialing soy formula, as the family had run out of their specialty elemental formula. Dr. Khan personally delivered elemental formula to the family to tide them over until their DME order arrives during the week. She rendered phenomenal patient-centered care. Nice job, Dr. Khan!


Morning Report Schedule



Topic and Speaker



Monday, 4/4

0745 - 0850

Case and Puberty Lecture, Dr. Jiang

All welcome

Hybrid ZoomGov and In-Person, America 2525 B/C

Tuesday, 4/5

0745 - 0850

PI/QI Meeting: Working Session for the teams

Pediatric residents, faculty mentors, and invited stakeholders only. Medical students and visiting interns are excused.

In-Person Only, America 2525 B/C

Wednesday, 4/6

0745 - 0850

USU Grand Rounds: Administration and Optimal Timing of Parental Nutrition in the Critically Ill Late Preterm and Term Neonate (Dr. Savioli), and Neonatal Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Vaccination During Pregnancy (Dr. Smith)

All welcome

Hybrid USU Zoom and In-Person, Lecture Room A3, Building A, USU

Meeting ID: 999 6780 8867

Passcode: 7271775

Please be advised that USU Zoom will NOT work on DoD computers, and can be accessed from personal devices.

1700 - 1730

Andy Cohen Virtual Meet and Greet! Hosted by the NCC Wellness Committee in conjunction with the USO

All welcome

Join in Clark Auditorium for the livestream event!

If unable to join in person, register here and you will be emailed a link

Thursday, 4/7

0745 - 0850