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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Today’s tip

With no current access from Elevator L to the Family Medicine Clinic due to ILI Clinic operations, learn how to best direct patients to the Family Medicine Clinic.

Today's COVID-19 Updates

Tomorrow: Internal Medicine Grand Rounds: COVID-19: What It Is Like to Be the Patient, at noon

COVID-19 by the numbers

C-19 adult inpatients: 15 yesterday, 290 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 14 to date
% positive C-19 tests: 7% yesterday, 13% to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported): 6 yesterday, 239 to date
Telehealth screenings: 354 yesterday, 24,381 to date

Keeping you in The Loop

Caring for a colleague

Patrick Hartley, MB, was well aware of the complications of COVID-19, but never imagined he would need to turn to his coworkers for help as a patient.

Portable ECG monitor lets patient stay active while being treated for a-fib

Every day at noon, David Link sets his thumbs on a little rectangular device about half the size of a credit card. Within 30 seconds, the device sends a message to his smartphone telling him if his heart is beating normally.

UI Health Care’s branding refresh to increase quality and efficiency

Reimagined PowerPoint templates with helpful pre-built graphic assets and a redesigned site mark the next steps in UI Health Care’s branding refresh.

COVID-19 announcements and reminders

  • If patients are concerned about possible COVID-19 symptoms, they may call 319-384-9010 or schedule a video visit through MyChart. Employees should call the University Employee Health Clinic at 319-356-3631.
  • Did you know that you can help keep our campus safe by using a new, disposable cup when grabbing a drink at a water fountain or cooler? Help encourage others to do so as well by downloading a sign found on our We Stand for Safety Hub.

Social shout out

“UIHC saved my dad’s life. I’ll be masked up for him and you!!!”

–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

We Stand Together

“Kristen Milton starts her day disinfecting our laboratory and breakroom surfaces. She is very mindful of staff workspace and if there is a change in that workspace, i.e., if another staff member has worked in that particular area, Kristen wipes down the surfaces again! At the end of the day she takes care of the common touch areas before she leaves for the day. Kristen is a very conscientious employee and her diligence helps the rest of the staff stay safe.”

Other news and updates

Outside UI Health Care

Iowa City school board votes to start school year with online only learning

The Iowa City Community School District board voted unanimously to approve a motion that would begin the year with an online learning model, KCRG reports.

Visitors to Chicago from Iowa will be required to quarantine

People traveling from Iowa and Oklahoma to Chicago will have to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival or face possible fines starting Friday, KCRG reports.

Fertility rate: ‘Jaw-dropping’ global crash in children being born

Falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century, BBC reports.

A COVID-19 success story in Rwanda: Free testing, robot caregivers

Despite its limited resources and classification as a low-income country by the World Bank, Rwanda has vowed to identify every coronavirus case, NPR reports.

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