May 2020 News

A new solution to N95 respirator fit testing

A member of the University Employee Health Clinic performs a qualitative fit test on an N95 respirator.
When our University Employee Health Clinic needed a different way to conduct N95 respirator fit testing, a colleague stepped up to help, implementing a solution to help conserve our PPE.

Cancer patient reassured by all the ways UI Health Care staff goes ‘above and beyond’ for safety

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cancer.uiowa.edu
Dominic needs to be extra cautious about his cancer care decisions during the pandemic. UI Health Care’s safety measures have put his mind at ease.

Watch Replay: May 26 Coronavirus Q&A Facebook Live

Coronavirus cell
Watch the replay of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Chief Medical Officer Theresa Brennan, MD, answering questions about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Facebook Live broadcast from Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

In demand and loving it

Lisa Blake
Like most people, Lisa Blake enjoys a couple of days off from her job every week. But since early March, she measures her time off in hours, not days.

A place to be heard

Whitney Schutten
The Women’s Wellness and Counseling Service at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics provides specialized care for women with mental health concerns related to pregnancy, childbirth, or reproductive health.

Watch Replay: May 19 Coronavirus Q&A Facebook Live

Coronavirus cell
Watch the replay of University of Iowa Health Care family medicine physician Eleanor Lisa Lavadie-Gomez, MD, and infectious disease specialist Jorge Salinas, MD, answering questions in Spanish about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Facebook Live broadcast from Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Stepping up: Managing and transporting COVID-19 swabs keeps lab scientist on her toes

Lisa Horning
Medical laboratory scientist Lisa Horning is involved in an important aspect of coronavirus preparedness and response at UI Hospitals & Clinics. She manages the supply and distribution of oral and nasal swabs that are used to collect samples from patients for COVID-19 testing.

In the ICU: A fellow physician’s view of the pandemic

Alysa Davis
For critical care fellow physician Alysa Davis, DO, working in an intensive care unit during the COVID-19 pandemic is both the most rewarding and the most challenging of times.

Beating the odds: Behind the scenes in a COVID-19 unit

Allison Wynes, ARNP
A closer look at the Medical Intensive Care Unit and why most days are full of optimism for faculty and staff.

‘We’re ready to handle anything.’ How our Emergency Department is safely treating all patients in need of care

Jay Jackson, RN, the associate director of nursing services, says the Emergency Department at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is always ready to handle any emergency that comes through its doors—from heart attacks, strokes, and traumatic injuries to suspected COVID-19 patients.

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