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Friday, April 12, 2019

We are caring for 743 inpatients and have 3,374 outpatient visits today.

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News: In The Loop

Central Sterilizing Services facility update: Instrument processing, care, and handling

The new Central Sterilizing Services (CSS) facility isn’t scheduled to open until spring of 2020 on the Oakdale campus in Coralville, but many multidisciplinary teams are already working to refine processes and enhance workflows.

Volunteer Week spotlight on Arman Hlas

Arman Hlas, an undergraduate student, mentor, and College Student Leader Board member, has contributed over 500 hours at UI Hospitals & Clinics, mostly in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. “The simple act of talking with patients and putting a smile on their face will become the highlight of your week!” he says.

Quality and safety acronyms quick guide

QuIP, HCAHPS, CAUTI, and RCA—what do all these mean? If you have trouble keeping all of the quality and safety acronyms straight, we have the guide for you.


  • Use the Blind Spots Reporting System to report any staff or faculty concerns or issues that need to be directed to hospital leadership (not for patient information). Find the link on The Point, Incident Reporting page. Download a new flyer to post in your work areas.
  • Lactation rooms are scattered throughout UI Health Care buildings, and they provide spaces for lactating employees, volunteers, patients, and visitors to express breastmilk. See a full list of campus lactation rooms open to UI employees and volunteers.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Older adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain are invited to participate in a study about virtual reality. Compensation. Contact Lynn Nakad at or 262-994-4016.

Outside UI Health Care

Channeling a career in entertainment

A successful stint at 20th Century Fox was set into motion for Isaiah Scales when he was a UI student—by a fellow Hawkeye, Iowa Now reports.

UI gives six veterans new dentures

In honor of National Prosthodontics Awareness Week, the Department of Prosthodontics within the UI College of Dentistry has gifted six veterans with free dentures, The Daily Iowan reports.

High wind topples trees and trucks across Iowa

Gusts in some parts of the state surpassed 60 miles per hour, KCRG reports.

Uber vs. Lyft

Uber and Lyft may look the same, but their visions are not, CNN reports.

Iowa baseball seeks to win third straight Big Ten series

Heading into its second road series of the Big Ten season, Iowa baseball needs solid production in its pitching, The Daily Iowan reports.

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