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Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

We are caring for 742 inpatients and have 4,492 outpatient visits today.

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  • Our off-site clinics have been extra busy with flu shots. They’ve already administered more flu vaccine this year than they did in the entire 2018–19 flu season. (Don’t worry, there’s plenty of supply left for the year.) The supply of flu vaccines for the public is separate from the supply of vaccines for our employees.
  • The Carver College of Medicine is seeking nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards through Friday, Nov. 1.
  • One lane of For The Kids Way will be closed beginning Friday, Oct. 25, until 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, for general road improvements.
  • The escalators in West Campus Transportation Center will be down for maintenance tomorrow morning through most of the day.
  • The Point will undergo maintenance on Friday, Oct. 25, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. for system updates. During the maintenance window, users can access a read-only copy of The Point documents, but will not be able to make changes.

News: In The Loop

What will this year’s flu season look like?

Australia is wrapping up a severe flu season. Will the U.S. face the same fate?

What’s a Just Culture?

How we learn from experiences is crucial to error prevention. But how does a former aerospace engineer see this applied to the health care industry?

Nursing team represents UI Health Care at Magnet Conference

Last week, a group of 33 of our nurses traveled to the Magnet Conference in Orlando, Florida, joining ten thousand nursing professionals from more than 20 countries.

Mejia receives Investigator Achievement Award from Fertility and Sterility

UI reproductive endocrinologist and director of the Fertility Preservation Program, Rachel Mejia, DO, has been named by the journal Fertility and Sterility as the recipient of its 2019 Investigator Achievement Award.

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Research volunteers invited

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  • Inpatient nurses in medical-surgical, children’s and women’s, intensive and specialty, and pyschiatric services are invited to participate in research about patient safety communication. Compensation. Contact Patricia Groves at or 319-335-7117.

Outside UI Health Care

UI fossil collection receives 18,000 donated pieces

Fort Dodge native Robert Wolf recently donated the collection of fossils he’s accumulated over his lifetime, which includes pieces primarily from the Midwest, The Daily Iowan reports.

Eastern Iowa trick-or-treat schedule

It’s that time of the year: The scariest of ghosts and goblins will take to the streets seeking out sweets and treats, KCRG reports.

Chicago’s teacher strike heads into another week, with no end in sight

The Chicago Teachers Union and city officials negotiated through the weekend but couldn’t reach a deal, CNN reports.

Kenya launches first breast milk bank to help newborns

So far, 75 infants have received nutrient-rich breast milk from about 400 donors, Reuters reports.

Astros and Nationals set to face off as World Series starts in Houston

The World Series will begin tonight, as the Houston Astros host the Washington Nationals, NPR reports.

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