Expanded Interactive Map

Launched in September, our interactive map is a convenient tool to help patients and their loved ones navigate to and within Duke Regional. You can use our interactive map to:

  • get directions to Duke Regional from any location
  • locate visitor parking lots
  • use the floor plan to find areas within the hospital on floors 1-3
  • print a floor plan to bring with you to your next visit for even more assistance

After the debut, we received feedback that patients and visitors needed help navigating patient care areas on floors 4-7. We immediately started working on adding those units and now our interactive map covers the entire hospital.

Like before, the map is compatible with both desktop/laptop computers and mobile devices.

Click here to check out our newly expanded interactive map.

Duke MyChart keeps you in tune with your care

As part of Duke Medicine’s new electronic medical record technology, Duke MyChart gives you and your care team better tools to help you access the health services you need. It also gives you the ability to keep in tune with your health.

These tools are available in Duke MyChart, a new patient-centered website that provides you with instant, secure access to your health information. With MyChart you can

  • Request prescription refills
  • Send private messages to your care team about
  • non-urgent needs
  • Quickly access lab and test results
  • Receive new, easy-to-read billing statements

To learn more, sign up or log in, visit dukemychart.org. You can also access MyChart through a secure mobile app compatible with Android and iOS devices.

Preventing poisoning from medications

Assortment of pills and supplementsIn observing National Poison Prevention Week, here are a few tips from the American Association of Poison Control Centers on how to prevent poisoning from medications.

  • Read and follow the directions and warnings on the label before taking any medicine, each time you take it.
  • Some medicines can be dangerous, or not work as well if they are taken with alcohol, other drugs, or certain foods and drinks. Ask your doctor or pharmacist what you should be aware of when you take medicine. Make sure your doctor knows about everything you are taking, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal remedies.
  • Turn lights on to take medicines so that you can be sure of what you’re taking.
  • Get rid of old and outdated medicines as soon as you don’t need them anymore. Some medications can become dangerous or ineffective over time. Other medicines can be abused by someone looking through your medicine stock. Click here to learn more about the safest way to get rid of old medicines.
  • Never share prescription medicines. Medicines should be taken by the person for whom it was prescribed and for the reason prescribed.
  • Keep the Poison Help number– 1-800-222-1222– on or near home phones and programmed into cell phones.

To learn more about poison prevention and National Poison Prevention Week, visit aapcc.org.

Keeping yourself safe from household and chemical products

This week is National Poison Prevention week. Started in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, National Poison Prevention Week aims to raise awareness about accidental poisonings and how to prevent them.

Here are a few tips from the American Association of Poison Control Centers on how to keep yourself safe from household and chemical products

  • DO NOT use food containers, cups or bottles to store household and chemical products. Keep potential poisons in their original containers.
  • Store food and household chemical products in separate areas. Mistaking one for the other could cause a serious poisoning.
  • Read and follow the directions and caution labels on household chemical products before using them.
  • Never mix chemical products together.
  • Turn on fans and open windows when using household chemical products.
  • Wear protective clothing, including long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, shoes and gloves, when spraying pesticides and other chemicals. Pesticides can be absorbed through the skin and can be extremely poisonous.
  • Keep the Poison Help Number (1-800-222-1222) on or near your home phone and programmed into your cell phone.

 To learn more about poison prevention and National Poison Prevention Week, visit aapcc.org.