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Friday, April 16, 2021

Keeping you in The Loop

Comfort and compassion in the MICU

Brittany Kloft, RN, staff nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), knows her work requires a team approach. As she recalls a critically ill patient with COVID-19 for whom she cared, Kloft was especially grateful for the support of her team.

More heart care options, less risk

When Alan Leff appeared to have run out of treatment options for severe aortic stenosis, the UI Heart and Vascular Center found a new one for him: a highly specialized procedure called transcaval TAVR that had never been performed in Iowa before.

Rounding@IOWA: Recognition of implicit bias as a means to improve patient care

In this episode of CME’s podcast Rounding@IOWA, host Gerry Clancy, MD—with guests, Lastascia Coleman, ARNP, and David Moser, PhD—discusses implicit and unconscious bias in health care and how to improve the patient and work environment.

Announcements

Today's tip

Did you know that Recreational Services has opportunities to help improve your health and well-being through safe exercise?

We Stand Together

During Donate Life Month, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital displays blue and green lights as a way to honor organ and tissue donors and thank everyone for helping the nearly 600 Iowans awaiting organ donation.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 795 today
Total outpatient visits: 3,176 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 17 yesterday, 487 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 1 yesterday, 34 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 11% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 181 yesterday, 19,845 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 1 yesterday, 1,633 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 132 yesterday, 14,996 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 24 yesterday, 12,866 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

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Outside UI Health Care

Two groups form to fight racial injustice in Iowa City

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission met with the Iowa City City Council last night for the first time after being suspended, reports KCRG.

Gloomy weekend with chance for light showers

April temperatures started off in the 70s, but now seem to be stuck in a cool, gloomy pattern, reports KGAN.

Board of Regents decides not to require COVID-19 vaccinations for UI, ISU, and UNI

Iowa’s three public universities will not require students or staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reports Little Village Magazine.

Diver finds gold ring in California river, tracks down owner

Karl Bly said he was swimming in the Sacramento area when he found the gold ring, reports United Press International.

Iowa soccer advances to 2021 Big Ten Championship Game

A 1-0 upset win over Penn State in the semifinals vaulted the Iowa soccer team into Sunday’s Big Ten Championship, The Daily Iowan reports.


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