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Monday, Nov. 28, 2022

Keeping you in The Loop

MICU nurse praised for her determination to honor her patients

Bailey Strausser, RN, PCCN, understands that there’s much more to being a nurse than providing expert clinical care. When things weren’t going to plan during a patient’s final hours, Strausser did everything she could to honor the family’s wishes.

University of Iowa participates in RSV vaccine trial

RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) can be dangerous, especially for infants and the elderly. With help from clinical trial participants like the UI, a vaccine is in the works to combat the virus, KCRG reports.


Today's tip

Did you know you can promote health and wellness in your department? Wellness Ambassadors act as liaisons between their departments and UI Wellness.

In the spotlight

This is the final week of our annual flu vaccination campaign. All employees and volunteers are required to participate in the campaign. You must receive the influenza vaccine or decline it in ReadySet to comply.

You can visit the University Employee Health Clinic between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily until Friday, Dec. 2, to get vaccinated.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 743 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,561 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 19 yesterday, 1,651 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 2 yesterday, 208 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 19% yesterday, 35% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 17 yesterday, 15,790 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 7 yesterday, 7,210 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,790 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,693 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Epic: What’s new

See the Epic Status Report for Nov. 29, 2022, for all updates and screenshots.

  • Epic 2022 Fall Upgrade Downtime
  • Epic 2022 Fall Upgrade Freeze Period
  • Epic Upgrade Practice Environment

Access and Revenue

  • New/Updated Departments

Educational Resources

Outside UI Health Care

Iowa City community rallies behind food vendor after trailer is stolen

After local breakfast food vendor Griddle Me This had its trailer and equipment stolen, community members joined together to raise funds to replace stolen supplies, The Daily Iowan reports.

Man who helped stop the Colorado LGBTQ+ club shooting says he did it for ‘family’

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas James is still recovering from injuries he suffered in the Nov. 19 attack at Club Q in Colorado Springs, NBC News reports.

Mauna Loa is erupting for the first time since 1984, prompting an ashfall advisory for Hawaii’s Big Island

The world’s largest active volcano—Mauna Loa—is erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years, sparking an ashfall advisory this morning, CNN reports.

Water levels in Zimbabwe’s biggest dam too low for power

Electricity shortages that have been plaguing Zimbabwe are set to worsen after an authority that manages the country’s biggest dam says water levels are now too low to continue power generation activities, the Associated Press reports.

Iowa Heartlanders down Cincinnati Cyclones in overtime thriller

Ice hockey defenseman Matt Murphy tallied the game-winning score in the Heartlanders’ second straight overtime victory, The Daily Iowan reports.

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