Moment of Silence for the Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary
April 15 marks the eight-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings. At 2:49 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, BMC will announce a moment of silence over the loudspeakers to acknowledge the time the first bomb went off at the finish line. Whether you are on campus or at home, all employees are invited to participate in this moment of silence as we remember everyone affected by the events of that day and honor our collective health care community who rises to every challenge we face to care for those in need.
90 Days of You: Week 2 Events
Last week, we held commemoration drop-ins to provide a collective physical and emotional space for all those who experienced loss over the past year. There was a large canvas with art supplies at each of those drop-ins for employees to contribute their experience through artistic expression (a photograph, poem, drawing, etc.).
This week, those commemoration canvases will be on display in the Menino bridge! Below are the times you can come add to them. There will be helpful resources and light refreshments available.
- Monday, April 12, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 13, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 14, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
- Thursday, April 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
- Friday, April 16, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
This week's "We Hear You" support group is "Working from Home & Feelings of Isolation." If you would like to participate, please email [email protected] to register. Please click this link for our April Well-Words and Mental and Behavioral Health resources.
For more information on how to get involved in 90 Days of You, click here.
Sensory Tool-pack Survey
The Autism Friendly Initiative at Boston Medical Center works to optimize the healthcare experience for our patients with autism and their families, and has developed a range of interventions to target the unique challenges in caring for this population.
Did you know that all BMC staff have access to no-cost Autism Friendly sensory tool-packs? These single-use patient bags contain many items that can be helpful in calming, distracting, and redirecting patients who may feel overwhelmed by their visit. We are asking all staff to complete this brief, 4-minute survey about our sensory tool-packs, even if you have never used them.
For more information, or to request tool-packs for your team, contact [email protected].
The Autism Friendly Initiative
Ramadan, a month of fasting and praying for Muslims, begins on Tuesday, April 13, and will conclude on Wednesday, May 12.
Chaplaincy Services/Spiritual Care
Director of Chaplaincy Services
90 Days of You: We Hear You, We Support You, We Thank You
During the newly launched wellbeing series called “90 Days of You: We Hear You, We Support You, We Thank You," the wellbeing team will be offering practical tools, skills, information, and events to help boost wellbeing for all employees. You’ll learn how to recognize and mediate stress within yourself and your colleagues.
April will focus on asking ourselves and others “How are you?” answering the question honestly, and listening to others’ answers. Through doing this, we can help build a sense of community and connection and learn how to best support ourselves and others.
Visit the Hub for resources to guide you through the 90 Days of You.
Applications for BUMC Women's Leadership Program and Marcelle M. Willock, MD, Faculty Development Program Now Open
Applications for the BUMC Faculty Development Women's Leadership Program and the Marcelle M. Willock, MD, Faculty Development Program are open April 5 - May 24.
The Women’s Leadership Program (WLP) is a longitudinal program for women faculty on the Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC). The program uses self-assessment and reflection, experiential learning, and peer and senior mentorship to provide faculty with the tools necessary to navigate a successful career in academic medicine, and to foster leadership skills that enable participants to positively affect change from where they stand.
The Marcelle M. Willock, MD, Faculty Development Program (FDP) is a leadership and career development program for faculty members from under-represented racial and ethnic groups on the BU Medical Campus (Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Dentistry). This program provides URG faculty with community and a sense of belonging at BUMC. In addition, FDP helps faculty develop the strategies to advance their careers and skills to navigate the complexities of being URG in academic health sciences.
Apply here for the WLP and apply here for the FDP. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.
Faculty Development & Diversity Office
YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF PATIENT SAFETY FROM OK TO PROCEED?
BMC is proud to offer an annual patient safety curriculum to everyone at BMC through OK to Proceed? What Every Health Care Provider Should Know About Patient Safety, a 52-chapter, multimedia enhanced patient safety toolkit. They are offering Patient Safety/Risk Management CME credits free of charge, at 0.5 CME credits per chapter.
This week’s lesson chapter is Trainees and Procedures, and includes the following “safety pearls:”
- The apprenticeship model is “see one, do one, teach one.”
- The competency-based model is an outcomes-based approach to training.
- Procedural checklists have been shown to decrease procedural complications.
- A medical procedure service can improve procedural success.
- A longitudinal curriculum is necessary to ensure procedural knowledge is maintained.