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May 2022 Newsletter
APP Spotlight
Fireside Chat with Jonathan Pasqual, NP
Beginning this month, our newsletter seeks to highlight a member of the UCSF APP community with a brief and intimate interview, conducted by the Office of Advanced Practice Providers. Our series begins with an up close and personal conversation with Jonathan Pascual, NP. A part of UCSF for 22 years, Jonathan has much wisdom to share in the face of making a powerful announcement.

Click above to view the 15 minute interview with Jonathan Pasqual, NP
Advanced Lung Disease Team
Endocrine Surgery APPs
Eugenia Gil, NP embraces, supports and operationalizes' the vision of health equity for patients on the endocrine surgery team.
Marina Ortega, PA demonstrates leadership and vision in patient equity, raises the voices of the minoritized and vulnerable patients, especially MediCal patients.
Committed to diversity, equity and excellence both Eugenia and Marina were recognized at the the April UCSF Health Medical Directors meeting as a "shout out" from Sanziana Roman, MD Dean's Diversity Leader for Leadership Equity and Inclusion UCSF School of Medicine.
APP Education News
Wednesday May 11, 2022 12:00 - 1:00 PM

APP Grand Rounds. Neurobiology & Personalized Treatment of Anxiety
Presented by Dr. Josh Hamilton, Chief Clinical Officer

Wednesday June 9, 2022 12:00 - 1:00 PM

APP Grand Rounds: Say AAH! Pediatric Airways and Anesthesia Implications
Presented by Mary Jane Paras, CRNA, moderated by Megan Dombrowski, NP

Earn 1 hour CEU for UCSF RN/NP/CRNA/CNM by searching by clicking here and search title UCSF APP Grand Rounds: Anxiously Awaited. Category 2 CME for PA, no additional registration is required for PAs.

You can find the 2022 full schedule of APP Grand Round topics, speakers and dates along with prior recordings on the UCSF APP website.
A message from the BCH APP Education Committee--for all APPs

Wednesday May 18, 2022 5:30-7:30 PM

Turn off your Zoom and come socialize with an outdoor gathering at Harmonic Brewing (Chase Center) 7 Warriors Way, Suite 206, San Francisco.

Stop by and say hello for 10 minutes or 2 hours, whatever works for your schedule. This is a great way to meet and network with other APP’s (Peds and Adults) in an informal setting. Appetizers will be provided; beverages will be available for individual purchase.
A message from the Division of Medical Education Pediatric Grand Rounds
Thursday May 12, 2022 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Don't miss the chance to hear the latest guidance on COVID vaccines in children with special US Covid Response Team guest Dr. David Kessler

"COVID Vaccines x Children: A conversation with Dr. David Kessler"
moderated by Dr. Raphael Hirsch

Webinar ID 944 1154 7079 Password 053656
In order to receive CME credit, you must complete the evaluation using this link.
See wiki page for more information about earning CME credits
Friday June 10, 2022 1:00 PM

Join the UCSF School of Nursing for the 41st Helen Nahm Research Lecture with award recipient and alumna Mary Sue Heilemann PhD, RN, FAAN. She is being honored for her outstanding contributions to nursing science and research. She will deliver a talk titled "From Methodology to Action: An Interdisciplinary Journey to Improved Latinas' Mental Health Using Evidence-Informed Transmedia Storytelling".
APP Standards & Compliance News
The Coding Corner

Get credit for the work you are doing.

Do you perform a procedure during your clinic visit (ie. biopsy, casting, etc)?
Don't forget to charge a procedure code.
Why this is important? In the past UCSF Health has used coders on the back end to add these appropriate billing codes. Since 2021, we have transitioned to self-coding and no long can depend on professional coders. So get credit credit for procedures, its your responsibility to add a PR charge with "add order", or use charge capture section, or use PROC1 button.
Medical Cannabis: What's the SmartPhrase?
If a patient requests use of medical cannabis and meets eligibility requirements, use these SmartPhrases for your documentation “.cannabiscompassion” or “.medicalcannabis”

Discharge info: All-in-One Glance

The new report gathers all the discharge-related information in one place.
Add this report to your APEX view.
"This report is super helpful. I don't have to open each the patient's chart to get the info" --anonymous inpatient APP
Mandatory Adult Inpatient APP Diabetes Mellitus Modules

The UCSF inpatient diabetes team has created a series of inpatient diabetes management mini modules that are in the UC Learning Center. The modules are mandatory for one time completion (not annual) for all adult inpatient and adult hybrid inpatient/outpatient APPs. There are 10 mini modules that take approximately 7-10 minutes each. Please complete them by July 1, 2022. For more information click here.
Justice, Equity and Inclusion News
Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Thursday May 19, 2022
Come and learn to learn how talk and think about digital (web, software, etc) access and inclusion.

Learn tips and strategies to become a UCSF digital ally. What is our responsibility to digital accessibility? How do we create a digital space where everyone feels a sense of welcome and belonging? Start building your digital accessibility toolkit.

Professional Development News
New APPs Who Joined UCSF Health

Please extend a warm welcome

Sue-Jean Santa Maria, NP Primary Care China Basin
Michalle Ramirez-McLaughlin, NP Division of General Medicine
Karl Koshlap, NP CT Surgery
Monika Lin, PA CT Surgery
Bennett Lareau-Meredith, NP OB GYN
Talia Borgo, CNM OB GYN
Heidi Liu, NP Peds/Neonatal
Amanda Irion, NP Hematology Oncology
Erin Levardo, NP Inpatient hospice
Christine Cadelina, NP Inpatient Hematology BMT
Katherine Walker, NP Kidney Pancreas Transplant
Juliana Pastore, CRNA Anesthesia
Robert Cromley, CRNA Anesthesia
Kim Segna, CRNA Anesthesia
Jingying Zhang, CRNA Anesthesia
APP Job Corner

Refer an APP colleague to work at UCSF and potentially earn $2000 for yourself. For more info: referral program
Be sure they note your name at time of application submission. There are over 125 available positions and many with $10K sign on bonus for external applicants.

There's been 13 new postings since April
Working at UC may help with your student loans

UC is a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. PSLF is a federal program that offers people who work in public service jobs an opportunity to have federal loan balances forgiven after 120 qualifying monthly payments.
Wellness News
Emotional Well-Being and Coping During Crises
From the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Tips for everyone

Limit media to reduce anxiety
Get and provide warm, comforting, social support by video, phone or text
Find ways of expressing kindness, patience, and compassion
Notice or find ways of experiencing joy in your day
Create new routines and keep practicing health behaviors
Eat well

The 7 Pillars of Wellness

Emotional Physical * Social * Financial * Environmental * Career * Spiritual

This month features resources for Social Wellness-- how to communicate, develop meaningful relationships and connections with others, and maintain a support network. Click here for more information.
LinkedIn within UC Learning Center
There are over 6500 books, videos, courses available for you--for free--just on the topic of "wellness" in the LinkedIn Learning: Online Courses. To access these and much more, log into your UC Learning Center and look for the LinkedIn Learning icon on the home page.
Vote for your favorite May newsletter topic
Fireside chat with Jonathan Pascqual
Medical cannabis--how to document
Emotional well-being and coping
Global accessibility awareness day
The Office of Advanced Practice Providers is here to support you.

Drop by our NEW OAP Office hours
Every 2nd Tuesday 12-1pm (May 10th is the next one)
Every 4th Wednesday 8-9am

Meeting ID 916 4136 5715
Password 478753

Email us at [email protected]

Ivette Becerra-Ortiz DNP, MPH, NP, RN, NEA-BC, C-PNP
Chief of Advanced Practice Providers
Kurstan Del Rosario Senior Operations Analyst
Roseanne "Rosie" Krauter, FNP-BC, CORLN Director of APP Clinical Systems
Brandon Sessler, MMS, PA-C
Director of APP Professional Practice, APP Fellowship Coordinator
Alisa Yee, MSN, ACNP-BC
Director of APP Operations
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