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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Keeping you in The Loop

The different paths of 2022 DAISY Nurse Leader Award winner Barb Schuessler

Do you ever think back on how you’ve gotten to this point in your career? We asked 2022 DAISY Nurse Leader Award winner Barb Schuessler, MSN, RN, MBA, CPEN, to do just that.

4 steps to improve your cybersecurity

Big data breaches, ruthless ransomware attacks, and even cyberwarfare get all the headlines. But most cybersecurity threats are relatively mundane. They’re easy to avoid if you practice these few basics.


  • The Joint Commission is here. Separate clean and dirty items. Always clean items before placing them in storage. If you are unsure if an item is clean, clean it before use. Know PPE requirements, adhere to appropriate hand hygiene practices, and make sure you are familiar with revised soiled instrument handling procedures.
  • Are you in a clinical role and an Epic user? Share your feedback through a brief survey on how well Epic works and where improvements can be made by Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Today's tip

Welcoming a non-patient related visitor? Fill out a Qualtrics survey to share details of the visit and visitor. Please complete the survey at least 24 hours in advance.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 810 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,333 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 11 yesterday, 126 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 1 yesterday, 5 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 20% yesterday, 20% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 20 yesterday, 442 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 3 yesterday, 7,597 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,794 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,671 to date

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Outside UI Health Care

Iron Chef cast member, Food Network Spring Baking Championship winner planning Coralville restaurant*

Chef Cory Barrett plans to open a restaurant in Coralville this May featuring bakery, deli, and café foods, The Gazette reports.

‘Everything Everywhere’ tops Oscar nominations with 11

The sci-fi indie hit “Everything Everywhere All at Once” leads the way in Oscar nominations including best picture, the Associated Press reports.

Airports turn to AI and other tech tools to hunt for lost bags

After recent airline fiascos, airports and airlines are increasingly using technology to help track down travelers’ missing possessions, NBC News reports.

Brothers Cobe and Cade Siebrecht reunited as teammates in Iowa men’s wrestling room

Cobe and Cade Siebrecht—who have only competed once together at Lisbon High School—are teammates again as they’re both rostered on the Iowa men’s wrestling team, The Daily Iowan reports.

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