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December 22, 2010


This entry should be read by both PERC Staff and Tech Volunteers.

Dear PERC Staff and Tech Squad Volunteers:

Just a short but very sincere note to THANK YOU for all the hours you served the cancer patients during the past year.

I hope you all enjoy the holidays and have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011! Looking forward to working with you all in the new year!


Posted by monti at 03:18 PM | Comments (0)

December 20, 2010

Holiday Changes

Hello Volunteers:

Just a reminder that the PERC will be closed this Friday, December 24, and next Friday, December 31. In addition, the PERC will close at 1:00pm Monday - Thursday, December 27-30.

Because of the 1:00pm closing next week, we have made arrangements for patients who wish to checkout either an iPod or a Laptop to be able do so and keep the device past our 1:00pm early closing.

Please complete the appropriate form for the iPod/Laptop and collect a valid driver’s license. Let the patient know that we will be closing at 1:00 and that you will need to know where they will be (Main Infusion Area, Infusion Area 2, or the Med Inn only) in order to return their license. If they are carrying a cell phone, it would be helpful to have that phone number to contact them.

Prior to completing the normal PERC closing procedures, you should take the Driver’s License to the infusion area the patient designated and give to the attendant at the nurses’ station. The staff member should be aware that patients may be returning devices to her; however, if the attendant has questions you cannot answer, please ask her to speak with her supervisor.

Once you have delivered the license(s) to the appropriate infusion area, please page Kathy Bishop (936-6266, Page ID# 30180) or her assistant, Melissa Dymond (936-6266, Page ID# 32605) and let her know the location(s) where the device(s) will be returned. Please Note: You will not need to deliver the license(s) to the Med Inn. Call Kathy or Melissa and they will come to the PERC and retrieve.

Any devices retrieved by Kathy or Melissa will be delivered to the PERC the following morning at which time you will need to clean and charge. If you have any questions, please let me know. We are not expecting to have many checkouts, but we want to be prepared!

Thanks again for volunteering during this holiday week. Your dedication to patients and families is greatly appreciated!


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December 02, 2010

Contact Precautions - Please Review

This entry should be read by both PERC Staff and Tech Squad Volunteers.

Hello Volunteers:

There have been some changes to the PERC Intranet Section Important Note about Loaning to In-Patients in Isolation. Please review the section by clicking on the following link:


If you have any questions after reading the policy, please don't hesitate to let me know. Thanks much for all your help!


Posted by monti at 04:31 PM | Comments (0)

December 01, 2010

Laptops are Ready for Checkout!

This entry should be read by both PERC Staff and Tech Squad volunteers.

Hello All,

The laptops have arrived and are ready for checkout! Please click on the following link to review the Laptop Checkout Form.


This form is to be used for both Out-Patient and In-Patient Laptop Checkouts only. Our current checkout forms for the iPods should continue to be used. When reviewing the Laptop Checkout forms with patrons, please call particular attention to page 4, Section 2 -- Patient Privacy.

The following link will connect you to the PERC Intranet section on Laptops.


After reviewing this section, I encourage you to follow the instructions regarding Using the Laptops and Accessing the the Guest Network (https://www.sitemaker.umich.edu/percintranet/files/mfnusinglaptop.docx) until you feel comfortable, since you may be asked to assist patrons with the process.

In addition, please familiarize yourselves with the following link, Rebuilding the Laptops (https://www.sitemaker.umich.edu/percintranet/files/mfnrebuildinglaptop.docx) as well.

I will be working full time for the next two months (December and January), so I will be available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you for all your hard work -- it is your efforts that make the PERC such a success!


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