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Plan of the Week: Oct 30 - Nov 5

Updated: Nov 1, 2022

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Dr. Elizabeth Rahman for excellently leading the ward team, managing all of the census challenges, and communicating with multiple hospitals and services. Keep up the impressive leadership!





Time and Location


Monday, 10/31 Halloween 👻

Education/Reverse Education

STAFF: 0730 - 0850 America 2525 BC RESIDENTS: 0745 - 0850 Allergy Conf Room 4105

Academic/Military Advisors, Residency Leadership, Rotation Supervisors Only Residents Only

Halloween Pumpkin Contest 🎃

Make sure you check out the tables outside the Peds Clinic during the day

Tuesday, 11/1 First Day of American Indian Heritage Month

MR: Case and PI Working Session

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome

PEC Meeting #3

1500 - 1600 Allergy Conf Rm 4105

PEC Members and Residency Leadership Only

Wednesday, 11/2

MR: Case and Contraception Lecture, Ahmed

0745 - 0850

Shore Conf Rm 1118, America Bldg

All welcome

Thursday, 11/3


0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Friday, 11/4

MR: Case and Hanciles Journal Club

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome; see below for the article

Saturday, 11/5 Lauren Schroeder's Birthday 🎉

Journal Club Article:

Differentiating Osteomyelitis From Vaso-Occulsive Crisis
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I will be on leave from 3NOV-13NOV. For any acute call/morning report issues, please reach out to the following:

  • 3Nov acting Chief Resident: Maj Sharen Wilson (

  • 4-6Nov acting Chief Resident: CPT Elise Reddington (

  • 7-10Nov acting Chief Resident: Capt Sidney Zven (

  • 11-13Nov acting Chief Resident: LT Alex Mauro (

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

6NOV: Daylight Savings Time Ends

6NOV: Andrew Warren's Birthday

8NOV: Bennett CPC

9NOV: Lisa Sukenaga's Birthday

10NOV: Minimal Manning Day

11NOV: Veteran's Day

9DEC: Holiday Party ❄️



All Staff Updates

Save the Date for our Holiday Party

New Mask Mandate Guidelines

  • Masks are mandatory: upon entry into the medical facility, during patient encounters (with eye-pro), in all clinical and patient-facing areas, and corridors by hospital staff (buildings 1-10, 19, NiCOE, and 85T)

  • Masks are optional in spaces not engaged in patient care, meetings (i.e. morning report), spaces that are administrative in nature by supervisors, and in customer service activities

  • If at any time you experience new onset respiratory or influenza-like symptoms, immediately don a face mask and alert your supervisor (see below for further guidance on testing)

Download PDF • 183KB

Chief Resident Selection Comments

  • It's time for the Chief Resident Selection for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year. There are four candidates, and they have all provided statements for you to read. Please submit your anonymous and confidential comments using the Google Form link below. The selection committee of staff and residents highly values your feedback.


    • **Please open on non-military computers**

  • The form will be open until November 8th.

Respiratory Season Updates

  • Flu and COVID vaccines

    • COVID Vaccine Site (Arrowhead Zone, Bldg 9)

      • 0700-1500, Mon-Fri

      • Flu vaccine for 2 years and up

      • COVID vaccine for 6 months and up

    • Immunizations (America Zone, Bldg 19)

      • Flu vaccine for 6 mos-2 years


  • Patient Testing

    • See below for the respiratory testing algorithm for 2022-2023

    • The Respiratory PCR Panel 2.1 is the upper respiratory biofire panel with 22 pathogens

    • Peds ID can approve outpatient use of the biofire (respiratory PCR Panel 2.1) so please reach out to us for verbal approval if you have a clinical scenario where the expanded panel will help with management.

      • Peds ID on call phone (available 24/7): 301-648-0545

      • AMS Connect: WB Peds Infectious Disease (please include DODID in AMS connect message)

2022-23 respiratory testing13OCT
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  • Healthcare Personnel Testing

    • Do not report to work if you have onset of influenza-like symptoms (fever, dry cough, other respiratory symptoms +/- myaglias, headache).

    • You must undergo testing for COVID (if testing occurs within 48 hours of symptoms you will be tested for COVID, Flu, and RSV)

      • If positive for COVID: HCP should call Occupational Health (301-400-0885) for isolation guidance. Please let your supervisor know the isolation period from OccHealth so the supervisor can help adjust manning accordingly.

      • If negative for COVID-19: isolate at home until afebrile for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications AND other symptoms are improved

      • If positive for flu: contact your PCM to discuss the option of Tamiflu

  • NICU Admissions

    • The NICU may be able to temporarily admit patients less than or equal to 2 months corrected gestational age in the setting of staffing and bed shortages on the inpatient pediatric ward. Admissions will be considered on a case-by-case basis as well as with consideration of the NICU census, anticipated deliveries, staffing and acuity levels. Back transfer to the ward should be considered whenever their space can accommodate.

    • Some appropriate diagnoses may include: Rule out sepsis, Hyperbilirubinemia, Dehydration, Failure to thrive, Meningitis, Urinary tract infection, Post anesthesia monitoring

    • The NICU does not have adequate respiratory isolation so all patients must test negative for influenza, RSV and COVID prior to arrival in the NICU.


  • Emergency Management briefed the plan for the upcoming MASCAL event on Thursday, 3NOV

  • Anticipated duration is 2 hours; will include approximately 400 personnel


      • All personnel muster in your waiting area

      • Senior Officer present sends 2 staff/attending providers, 1 RN and 1 HM/medic to the Radiology Lobby

      • Arrange for coverage for remaining patients


      • All personnel muster in your waiting area

      • Senior Officer present sends 1 staff/attending provider & 1 LPN to Surgery Clinic, and also 1 RN to Radiology Lobby

      • Arrange for coverage for remaining patients

    • 3rd DECK:

      • 3rd Deck Back-Up Resident reports to Radiology lobby

      • Back-up coverage is called-in, if needed

    • 6th DECK: ***No longer expected to provide personnel.***

IPASS Training

  • Please make sure to complete your IPASS training NLT 9NOV if you have not done so already


Resident-Specific Updates

Don't forget to reach out to your Block 6 Rotation Supervisors. View the attachment below for the most up-to-date contact information.

Rotation Contacts_for residents_UPDATED OCT 2022
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MHS Genesis Updates:

PI/QI: Next Session is 1NOV


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

APPD AIMS (Advancing Inclusiveness in Medical Education Scholars) Program Application Opening

USU Teaching Opportunities


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

15th Annual Research & Innovations Month (May)


Upcoming Conferences:

Conference on Military Perinatal Research (COMPRA): November 4-6, 2022

AMSUS Annual Meeting 2023: February 13-16th at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center, National Harbor, MD

Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Conference 2023: April 27-May 1st in Washington, DC






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