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Plan of the Week: March 20 - 26

Updated: Mar 21, 2022

Morning Report Schedule



Topic and Speaker



Monday, 3/21

0745 - 0850

Case and GI lecture, Dr. Kolasinski

All welcome

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

Tuesday, 3/22

0745 - 0850

Case and ID lecture, Dr. Ottolini

All welcome

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

Wednesday, 3/23

0745 - 0850

Lactation in-service and PICU lecture, Dr. Hayman

All welcome

Hybrid ZoomGov and In-Person, Canyon Conference Room

0745 - 0850

Inpatient PICU SIM

Pediatric ward and PICU team ONLY


Thursday, 3/24

0745 - 0850

Case and GI lecture, Dr. Jang

All welcome

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

Friday, 3/25

0745 - 0850

Housestaff Meeting

Pediatric Residents only

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

1000 - 1100

Fetal Echo,

Dr. Fuchs

All welcome

Virtual only,


The ZoomGov credentials for morning report, unless otherwise specified, are:

Meeting ID: 161 424 8612

Passcode: scutdog

If you are presenting a case or lecture: please save your presentations to the ShareDrive in the folder corresponding to the year and month of your presentation: \\WRNMDFPISISMBD1\DeptShares$\Dept1\_Pediatrics\MorningReport Lectures.

Continuity Clinic: Advocacy



All Staff:

  • Interested in teaching medical students? Sign up here to teach an integrated clinical reasoning session on pediatric growth and/or a pediatric case based session to medical students at USUHS.

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  • Inpatient Updates:

    • Essentris Changes

      • “Medication Reconciliation” obsolete.

      • New note template: “Medication History”

      • Updated note templates: all versions of the History and Physical notes templates (i.e. SURG Master Note*) include the medication reconciliation workflow.

      • The templated option in the History and Physical notes templates needs to be completed, for Pre-Admission Home Medications section for Home Medications to be auto-populate the MultiD Discharge Summary* and the Patient Disch Instructions* (all versions).

Medication_Discharge Update_20220316
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  • Experiencing any issues with the new notes? See attachment below for contact information and instructions on how to submit a trouble ticket.

Standardization of Essentris Notes- Contact Information for IT Issues
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  • Visitor policy- updated 7 March 2022. Full policy linked below, with pediatric policies summarized below:

    • Number of caregivers:

      • Non-COVID positive patients and PUIs: for both pediatric inpatient units and the NICU, up to two primary caregivers are allowed to stay. These primary caregivers must be parents or legal guardians WITHOUT symptoms or a diagnosis of COVID-19 in the preceding 10 days.

      • COVID-positive and PUI patients:

        • Pediatric inpatients: one primary caregiver is allowed

        • NICU: no caregivers are allowed at bedside

    • Exceptions to policy:

      • Pediatric inpatients: Exceptions to policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis at the Directorate level.

      • NICU patients: Exceptions to policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis (i.e., end-of-life care, critically ill neonates) may be granted at the discretion of the NICU attending and nursing staff.

WRNMMC Temporary Visitor Restriction Policy (Update 6) 07 March 2022
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  • Pediatrics Department Updates

    • Mask Wearing/Meetings Policy: No limit on number of personnel in meetings/gatherings (beyond normal fire code limits), provided PPE policy is observed. Eye protection is no longer required once we transition from HPCON B to A.

    • Certain supplies have been out of stock in the hospital due to national availability challenges- please see spreadsheet below for substitutions that are available. DFA is working to mitigate these challenges.

Temporary Out of Stock Supplies
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  • The print version of the 2021-2022 Scutdog is available for pick-up in the Chief Office. Swing by if you would like a copy, or see the electronic version here.

  • For parents of children enrolling in special education: please encourage them to attend the "Special Education ABCs" virtual workshop on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 1200 PM EDT. See PDF below for details.

Special Education ABCs
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  • Please see the PDF below for how to place a Speech and Language Pathology consult for patients with cleft lip and/or palate.

SLP Consult Protocol for Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
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  • For urgent, after-hours, or weekend issues, please call/text the Chief On-Call, listed in Amion (Sam Rowe: 3/18 - 3/28).

  • Graduating PGY-3s: please make sure you have registered for the ABP General Pediatrics Certifying Exam no later than 3/31/2022. For branch-specific steps on reimbursement, click here.

  • Interested in reviewing a paper OR participating in advocacy and public policy? Contact Dr. Pat Reeves to get connected to these opportunities!

  • Looking for information on credentialing, duty hours, and procedure logs? Please see below:

Credentialing, Procedure Logs, Duty Hours
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Feeling sick? Please click the arrow to the left for step-by-step instructions:



AAP abstract submissions are open until April 22, 2022. Click the button above to review their website. Be sure to review the submission guidelines based on the section to which you are submitting your abstract.

Residents -- please be advised that you can submit an abstract to the Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT; which is accepting case report abstracts) OR the Section on Uniformed Services (SOUS).

For SOUS, submissions need to fall within one of the award topics below:

Residents, please keep the following information regarding SOCR in mind

PI/QI Milestones:


Military Specific:





Wellness and Feedback:

Wellness Resources Table- this contains a comprehensive listing of behavioral health resources accessible to trainees in our program.

Physician Wellness Resources Library- this site lists open-access online resources that promote physician wellness.

Feedback Venues Table- this table describes the various avenues through which trainees can give feedback, both openly and anonymously.

Wellness Opportunities:

  • Andy Cohen is coming to Walter Reed on April 6 for a virtual meet and greet! The NCC Wellness Committee has organized the event and wants your questions; please email questions to CPT Kwon ( or CPT Bumgardner ( by March 31!


Play of the Week:

Play of the week goes to the inpatient ward team, Dr. Flemming, Dr. Ghersi, Dr. Jack, and Dr. Molter, for their superb patient care especially amidst difficult social circumstances.

Play of the week also goes to TY intern, Dr. Roddy, for her wonderful care of an acutely ill medically complex patient on Friday afternoon - she won the trust of the patient and parent as well as prevented a possible inpatient admission.

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