PVHMC Stroke Symposium 2017
Please click on the links below to download a copy of the PowerPoint Presentations.
- EAmini_PVHMCStrokeSymposium2017 Stroke Rehab.pdf
- ExtendingTxWindowAcuteStroke 10 27 2017ss Dr. Song.pdf
- NEUROSURGICAL MANAGEMENT Dr. Marquez.pdf
- PVHMC STROKE SYMPOSIUM.OCT2017 - Copy.pdf
- Endovascular treatment of AIS Pomona no videos (1) Dr. Raychev.pdf
- ICU Management post Reperfusion Dr Shutter.pdf
Every Woman's Journey - Yoga
Yoga is a series of physical movements that along with specific breathing is designed to improve your health. Join Polina, owner and founder of Addicted to Yoga, as she starts you with a beginning yoga class. As the word yoga means union, you will learn to unite your breath with movement in a series of physical poses designed to improve the overall health of your body.
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center's Wight Management Program
Are you experiencing physical and health effects of excess weight? Can weight loss help you regain your vitality?
If so, please join us for an information session on PVHMC’s new Weight Management Program.
PVHMC Stroke Symposium 2017
Please click on the links below to download a copy of the PowerPoint Presentations
$50 Digital Mammography Screening
You are eligible for this low cost screening if:
- You are a woman over 40 years old
- You don’t have breast implants
- You do NOT have a history of breast cancer in the last 5 years
- You are asymptomatic (no breast problems)
Our Goals and Objectives
All scenarios: Closed loop communication is key to all critical situations and is stressed throughout all of the scenarios. Participants repeatedly see how improved closed-loop communication yields better outcomes during the simulation.
Local Anesthesia Systemic Toxicity (L.A.S.T): The ultimate goal of this scenario is for the team to deliver the baby within 5 minutes. During that time we look to ensure that proper ACLS/BLS occurs during the attempted resuscitation. At the debrief portion, the anesthesiologist explains the pathophysiology of L.A.S.T and the warning signs that accompany it.
Shoulder Dystocia: The goal is for the MD to not exceed routine axial traction. Use of a force-monitoring newborn mannequin is used to measure the actual force applied. We also afford each learner (nurses and anesthesiologists included) an opportunity to perform a shoulder dystocia delivery and give them real-time feedback on the amount of pressure they are applying. The importance of clear and accurate documentation is always emphasized during the debrief.
Postpartum Hemorrhage: Early recognition of maternal hemorrhage- Both overt and occult bleeding simulations are used to emphasize the importance of early recognition. Participants learn to clue-in on the patient’s complaints, vital signs and clinical presentation. This scenario also gives the team a chance to become reacquainted with the hemorrhage cart and its contents. The team is also evaluated on how quickly they begin fluid resuscitation and invoke the Massive Transfusion Protocol.
Sepsis: We emphasize the importance of the “Golden Hour” and the need to start antibiotics and fluids, specifically 30ml/kg, immediately. The goal is to observe the team initiate the fluids before waiting for a drop in the blood pressure. We also look to see if the team orders serum lactate levels with the initial blood draw.
High Spinal Block: The main goal is that the team recognizes the respiratory compromise and begins supporting the airway immediately. No CPR is required if the team prevents the respiratory arrest from deteriorating into full arrest. Close attention to the patient’s clinical status and proper communication of the vital signs are key. Mistaking respiratory arrest for full arrest can cause harm to the patient.
Managing Eclamptic Seizures: Our goal is to see that the participants protect the patient from self-harm and verbalize the need to start giving medications only if the seizure was prolonged or recurred frequently. Proper management of the blood pressure is also examined and discussed during the debrief portion.
The class was improved throughout the year by making the situations more clinically accurate and eliminating detractors such as irrelevant lab values. The flow from one simulation to the next was improved by using a different room for debriefing. This allowed the participants to focus on the video playback and discuss openly what they felt they had done well and what they felt they had missed. We also adjusted the rotation of the learners so that they were able be involved in different aspects of the patient’s care. Sometimes the physician was the primary O.B. for the patient, other times they were called in emergently to assist with another MD.
The team-building aspect of this class, although hard to quantify, was of extreme value. Doctors and nurses come from different backgrounds and are trained differently. Having them spend 8 hours shoulder to shoulder working through difficult scenarios sheds much light on each participant’s thought processes and allows them to anticipate each other’s next move. Critical situations run more smoothly when the team is cohesive and communicates effectively.
$100 Cardiovascular Screenings
Cardiovascular disease causes more deaths than cancer, respiratory disease, and accidents combined. Risk of stroke and heart attack increases with age, especially after 40 and even more if you smoke, have high blood pressure, or a family history of cardiovascular disease. About one-third of cardiovascular deaths occur before age 75.
A simple $100 screening could save your life.
A healthier future is just a phone call away. Schedule your screening by calling Stead Heart and Vascular Center
$100 Mammogram Program
Mammograms save lives. And, despite recent confusion, the American Cancer Society states that all women—starting at age 40—should have a yearly screening mammogram. The good news is that 92% of screening mammograms detect nothing suspicious. And, more detailed studies find breast cancer in only 2% of women. Which means, for almost all women, peace of mind is only a mammogram away.
And the Breast Health Center at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center wants to give every woman access to that peace of mind by offering high-tech digital mammograms at the lowest possible price.
The cost is just $100.
Which is a bargain for women with health insurance with a high co-pay or deductible, or even no insurance at all. Call 909.469.9395 to schedule your appointment at one of our three convenient locations; the Breast Health Center within The Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center, the Pomona Valley Health Centers in Claremont or Chino Hills.
Peace of mind is just a phone call away, so call today.