Friday, June 23, 2017

Ceiling Leak Affects Surgeries Scheduled for Friday, June 22



On Thursday, June 22, a leak in a section of ceiling in Fauquier Hospital's sterile processing room resulted in possible contamination of surgical instruments stored there. None of the five operating rooms were affected.



Out of an abundance of caution, all 16 surgeries scheduled for Friday have been canceled. Patients have been notified and Fauquier Health has worked with physician offices to reschedule those patients.



The leak has been repaired. Air and surface test results, performed by a national company, should be available Friday afternoon. The decision whether or not to resume surgeries on Saturday will be made when all information is compiled.



The affected area is being re-sterilized. Any equipment that cannot be sterilized has been disposed of and new material purchased.



Fauquier Hospital’s OB/GYN operating suite has not been affected. Sterile instruments are available there to perform C-sections.



Fauquier Health is committed to delivering high-quality, safe care to all our patients. We are working to remedy the ongoing situation as quickly as possible.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

July Events at Fauquier Health



Monday, July 3
Breastfeeding Support Group
Where: Fauquier Health Family Birthing Center
When: Every Monday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Register: 540-316-3588

Bereavement Support Group
Where: Chestnut Room
When: 1 p.m.
Register: Contact Roxanne Woodward at 703-957-1800

Breastfeeding Made Simple
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person
Register: 540-316-3588

Tuesday, July 4
Addiction Recovery Support
Where: Chestnut Room
When: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Details: Helps those struggling with addiction to find freedom and hope.
Information: Suzanne Odum at 540-935-8148 or sznnodum@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 5
Stroke Support Group
Where: Fauquier Health Chestnut Room
When: 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 6
Families Overcoming Drug Addiction (F.O.D.A.)
First and Third Thursday of the month
Where: Fauquier Health Sycamore Room
When: 6:30 p.m.
Information: call Caroline Folker at 540-316-9221 or email MyFODAfamily@gmail.com.

Friday, July 7
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Where: Fauquier Health Sycamore Room
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For appointment: Call 540-316-3588

Saturday, July 8
Safe Sitter Babysitter’s Training
Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room
When: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $60
Register: 540-316-3588

Junior Chef Program
Where: Fauquier Hospital Bistro on the Hill restaurant
When: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Cost: $45
Register: 540-316-3588

Monday, July 10
CREW (Cancer Resources, Education and Wellness)
Where: Fauquier Health Chestnut Room
When: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Register: Call Richard Shrout at 540-316-CARE (2273)

Your Childbirth Experience
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: 7 to 9 p.m.
Details: 4 sessions; July 10, 17, 24 and 31
Cost: $120 per couple
Register: 540-316-3588

Breastfeeding Support Group
Where: Fauquier Health Family Birthing Center
When: Every Monday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Register: 540-316-3588

Tuesday, July 11
Addiction Recovery Support
Where: Chestnut Room
When: Every Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Details: Helps those struggling with addiction to find freedom and hope.
Information: Suzanne Odum at 540-935-8148 or sznnodum@gmail.com

Saturday, July 15
First Aid/CPR/AED (Adult/ Infant and Child)
American Heart Association
Where: Medical Office Building, Hospital Hill campus
When: 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.
Cost: $85
Register: 540-316-3588

Monday, July 17
Bereavement Support Group
Where: Chestnut Room
When: 1 p.m.
Register: Contact Roxanne Woodward at 703-957-1800

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Piedmont Family Support Group
Where: Fauquier Health Sycamore Room
When: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Information: Call Kathy Weigel at 540-347-9104 or email weigelww@yahoo.com

Breastfeeding Support Group
Where: Fauquier Health Family Birthing Center
When: Every Monday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Register: 540-316-3588

Tuesday, July 18
Addiction Recovery Support
Where: Chestnut Room
When: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Details: Helps those struggling with addiction to find freedom and hope.
Information: Suzanne Odum at 540-935-8148 or sznnodum@gmail.com

Thursday, July 20
Baby Care Essentials
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person
Register: 540-316-3588

Lyme Disease Support Group
Where: Fauquier Health Chestnut Room
When: 7 p.m.
Information: Contact Betsy Ussery at 540-341-8245

Families Overcoming Drug Addiction (F.O.D.A.)
First and Third Thursday of the month
Where: Fauquier Health Sycamore Room
When: 6:30 p.m.
Information: Call Caroline Folker at 540-316-9221 or email MyFODAfamily@gmail.com.

Monday, July 24
Community Lecture
Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room
When: 7 p.m.
Details: “Having a Healthy Pregnancy,” with Sumiya Majeed, M.D., OB/GYN
Register: 540-316-3588

Breastfeeding Support Group
Where: Fauquier Health Family Birthing Center
When: Every Monday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Register: 540-316-3588

Tuesday, July 25
Addiction Recovery Support
Where: Chestnut Room
When: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Details: Helps those struggling with addiction to find freedom and hope.
Information: Suzanne Odum at 540-935-8148 or sznnodum@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 26
Alzheimer’s and Dementia-Related Illness Support Group
Where: The Villa at Suffield Meadows
When: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Register: 540-316-3800

Complimentary Reiki Sessions
Where: Fauquier Health Wellness Center
When: 6 to 8 p.m.
Details: Appointments required
Register: 540-316-2640

Monday, July 31
Breastfeeding Support Group
Where: Fauquier Health Family Birthing Center
When: Every Monday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Register: 540-316-3588

Fauquier Health Medical Camps Inspire Future Doctors, Nurses, Technicians



Sophia Trozzo pays close attention to instructions about mixing medication, in the Pharmacy.

 
Zuzu Park tries her hand at suturing.
Christine Jang gets a lift during a session where students learned how to safely move patients.
FauquierHealth is celebrating its tenth year of offering summer  Medical Camps by allowing participants in its Level 2 camp to perform a simulated laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery. “It’s very realistic,” said camp coordinator Julie Fainter. “The students get a real feel for what surgery might be like.”

Fauquier Health’s Medical Camps allow children hands-on experience and insight into possible medical careers, drawing children from around the East Coast. Some, who participated in the camp in the past, are now in medical school, nursing school or exploring other healthcare professions.

Open to children 13-18 years of age, the camps offer two levels of hands-on activities in which students learn and practice skills essential to patient care, such as starting an IV, mixing medications, suturing wounds and more.

Acceptance into the camp program is competitive. This year’s group of students will be attending from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Florida and Connecticut. One session has already been held. Remaining Level 1 dates are June 20-21 and June 27-28. Level 2 dates are July 11-12 and July 18-19.
First-time campers attend the Level 1 medical camp, learning skills like typing blood in the lab, how to intubate a patient, how to suture, starting an IV, mixing medications in the pharmacy, and seeing how X-rays are performed. Students participate in a mock code in the emergency department, learn how to triage patients, take blood pressures and harvest a cornea from a human eye.



Level 2 medical camp activities include all of the following on the first day: applying a cast to a partner’s arm (and cutting the cast off using the cast saw); placing internal sutures and closing skin incisions with staples, and extricating a patient from a vehicle using a cervical collar and backboard. On the second day, students will learn to do injections and blood draws, precipitate their DNA from a cheek swab and perform the gallbladder removal surgery. Students must have participated in a Level 1 camp in a prior year to be eligible for the Level 2 camp.