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Keeping you in The Loop
Carrie Phillips, RN, came to UI Hospitals & Clinics to pursue her love for digestive health. “In GI care, our work is always evolving. We’re always being taught new procedures, new techniques, and using new instrument tools and different products to do our jobs,” she says.
In the newest “Vaxx Facts” video, Melanie Wellington, MD, PhD, shares that you’re still protected from COVID-19 even if you didn’t experience side effects from the vaccination.
Graduates of the UI Carver College of Medicine will celebrate virtual commencement ceremonies on May 14 and May 15. In our first student profile, we introduce you to Colette Miller, who will receive a master’s degree in clinical nutrition.
- The UI DeGowin Blood Center is in need of platelet donors.
- Quality Leadership Academy 2021-2022: Residents and fellows must apply by June 25, 2021.
- Our Service Without Territory (SWOT) teams provide timely assistance with bedside workflow fluctuations as well as other activities requiring critical care or clinical nursing expertise.
“UI Hospitals and Clinics is doing an outstanding job in these difficult times. Thank you.”
–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong
We Stand Together
Today is the start of National Nurses Week, a time to express our thanks for everything our nurses do to change medicine and change lives.
Whether it is the pandemic or routine daily care, our nurses’ vital contributions help support the health and well-being of our communities.
By the numbers
Total inpatients: 810 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,186 today
C-19 adult inpatients: 15 yesterday, 551 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 39 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 9% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 97 yesterday, 22,331 to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 2 yesterday, 1,652 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 1 yesterday, 15,316 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 129 yesterday, 14,663 to date
Epic: What’s new
As part of the Epic Spring upgrade, users will be able to mark outside information as reviewed in the “Reconcile Outside Information” activity, without having to add or discard all information on a given tab.
Events: Join us
- Spiritual Services: Muslim Friday Prayer, tomorrow at 12:45 p.m. in the East Room (Elevator F, Level 8).
Outside UI Health Care
Loren Glass, UI professor and chair of English, leads the first computational investigation of the program next door, Iowa Now reports.
Illusionist and mentalist Scott Silven will perform in an exclusive virtual experience that combines both his own experiences and audience interaction, The Daily Iowan reports.
After seeing the devastation in India, people around the world are stepping up to lend a hand through grassroots efforts, CNN reports.
For the adventurous wine connoisseur with a discerning palate there is a new frontier: space wine, NPR reports.
Olivia Moultrie has been taking part in practices, but she isn’t eligible to play in official games until she turns 18, reports the Bleacher Report.
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