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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

We are caring for 761 inpatients and have 4,027 outpatient visits today.

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Broadcasts: Need to know

Safetygram: Oxygen cylinder storage and securement

Reminder to always: secure oxygen cylinders in a rack, cart, or other enclosure to protect them; turn the flow meter “OFF” when done; and take any unattended cylinder to the nearest unit, clinic, or Main Information Desk. Units/clinics should contact Processed Stores (319-356-1784) to retrieve them.

Staff Council nominations now open

Health care representatives are needed on the UI Staff Council. Could you or someone you know be that person? Nominations are due Monday, April 1, at 5 p.m.

News: In The Loop

Claire and Clay hope for a coordinated match for two

The Match Day questions and anticipation easily double as M-4 students Claire Hanna and Clayton Walker seek to match somewhere together this Friday.

This year’s Match Day begins at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, in the MERF Atrium. Watch it live starting at 10:50 a.m. on the Carver College of Medicine Facebook page.

Implementation: The linchpin of evidence-based practice changes

The Iowa Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Model—developed and originally implemented at UI Hospitals & Clinics—is highlighted in an American Nurse Today article discussing the success and implementation of EBP initiatives.

Podcast: An Iowa caucus of viruses

TWiV podcast travels to the University of Iowa to speak with Wendy Maury, PhD, and Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD, about their research on Ebolavirus entry and coronavirus pathogenesis.

Sign up for Excellence Every Time: April and September dates added

Providers, schedule as far out as September! Every UI Health Care employee is invited to a program about how safety, quality, and connection create the optimal patient experience. Morning and afternoon sessions will be held on Tuesday, April 9, Wednesday, April 10, Tuesday, Sept. 24, and Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Coralville Marriott.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • The College of Pharmacy Dermatology Lab seeks volunteers aged 18 to 50 who identify as an ethnic minority with a BMI of greater than 30 kg/m2 to participate in a study on skin repair. Compensation. Complete this survey to begin participation:

Outside UI Health Care

Performing arts at UI not just for students majoring in dance, music, theater

Students find new passions, stay connected to their art, and learn skills that translate to their future careers, Iowa Now reports.

Iowa City council members feel ‘trapped’ with potential deer management plan

Experts say the deer population is at a 20-year high, but the city council is hesitant about going ahead with the city manager’s recommended proposal, KCRG reports.

As insulin prices rise, politicians attempt to take action, but for some families it’s too late

Insulin prices have increased nearly 200 percent in nine years, and politicians are starting to take action, The Daily Iowan reports.

Kids around the world plan to skip school this Friday to demand action on climate change

On March 15, tens of thousands of students worldwide will be cutting class and taking to the streets to demand that elected officials act, CNN reports.

Hollywood actors, CEOs accused of paying bribes, faking photos to scam US college admissions

The most sweeping college admissions fraud scheme ever unearthed in the U.S. was masterminded at a small college-preparation company based in Newport Beach, California, Reuters reports.

Four Iowa divers qualify for NCAAs

The Iowa diving team concluded its first day of qualifying for the upcoming NCAA Championships at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships in Austin, Texas, The Daily Iowan reports.

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