NCMS Morning Rounds 8-21-19

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 NCMS Morning Rounds.

Aug. 21, 2019

NEW Combination Nicotine Replacement Therapy Patient Education Resource

Quitline NC, which provides free cessation services to any North Carolina resident who needs help quitting tobacco use, has a new patient education resource on how to use Combination Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). This flyer also is helpful in educating everyone on the care team on Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

NRT replaces the nicotine people normally get from tobacco (cigarettes, vaping/e-cigarettes, snuff, chewing tobacco) with something safe like the nicotine patch, gum or lozenge. These products help patients get past the cravings to live a tobacco-free life.

Download and print the handout.

New Modes, New Codes

With new modes of transportation like motorized scooters turning up in cities across the state, reports of injuries related to their use are becoming more common. The NC Division of Public Health, in collaboration with the UNC Carolinas Center for Health Informatics and the UNC Highway Safety Research Center have started tracking injuries related to electric scooters, hoverboards, long-boards and other new, mechanized modes of transportation using the statewide syndromic surveillance system, NC DETECT.

But public health officials need your help. Because there are no specific ICD-10 codes for injuries incurred while riding these new modes of transport, they have devised a combined ICD-10-CM coding + keyword classification system to help track these injuries. This poster will help you in determining how to code them.

If you have questions, please contact the NC Injury and Violence Prevention Branch.

NCMS Presence on Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation

NCMS Vice President for Advancement and Donor Relations Pam Highsmith, MEd, CFRE will serve on the board of the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation.

The Foundation develops and supports innovative programs and partnerships that advance affordable and sustainable quality health services to improve the overall health of communities in North Carolina and beyond. Learn more about its work.

Congratulations, Pam!

In the News

See the 13 Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels The FDA Just Proposed, The Advisory Board Forum, 8-16-19

Learning Opportunity

East Coast Migrant Stream Forum will be held Oct. 9-11 in Carolina, Puerto Rico. This forum brings together health professionals, researchers, advocates and students from the US and Puerto Rico to focus on increasing access to care and reducing health disparities among migrant and seasonal agricultural workers. Learn more and register.

Correction: The photo in yesterday’s NCMS Morning Rounds picturing Dr. John Rusher receiving the David T. Tayloe, Sr. Community Service Award incorrectly identified the person with Dr. Rusher. That person is Peter Morris, MD, MPH, MDiv. We regret the error.


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