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‘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.

Sesión virtual de preguntas y respuestas sobre el COVID-19 en español programada para el 19 de mayo

Eleanor Lisa Lavadie-Gomez, MD y Jorge Salinas, MD
Expertos de la University of Iowa Health Care disiparán mitos y responderán a las preguntas de los espectadores sobre el COVID-19 para las comunidades de habla hispana durante una transmisión especial de en vivo a través de Facebook el Martes, 19 de Mayo a las 12pm.

Watch Replay: May 12 Coronavirus Q&A Facebook Live

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 12, 2020.

UI Hospitals & Clinics offering real-time text updates during surgery

UI Hospitals & Clinics has begun to roll out a new feature to keep friends and family informed during a patient’s surgical procedure. Up to two people designated by the patient will receive text updates of the progress of the surgery and into recovery.

10 Iowa books to get you through the pandemic

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Not only can reading be a great way to pass the time while one is in quarantine, it can provide a needed escape. Here are 10 titles with ties to the University of Iowa to consider diving into during the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 through a nurse manager’s lens

Nathalee Grue in full PPE
During the first weeks of caring for COVID-19 patients in the Surgical and Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (SNICU), nurse manager Nathalee Grue, MSN, RN, CCRN, felt her world shift—sometimes multiple times a day.

Imborek heads effort to bring video visits, specialized clinic to early COVID-19 response at UI Hospitals & Clinics

Katie Imborek, MD speaks with colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic
Katie Imborek knows the number of reported cases of COVID-19 in Iowa. She also knows the state’s total number of patients with the disease is probably much higher. By treating those untested patients as though they were COVID-positive, Imborek believes her team has helped keep the number of patients needing hospitalization relatively low.

One ED doctor’s quest: Understanding what keeps health care workers safe

Nick Mohr, MD, MS
Emergency medicine physician Nick Mohr, MD, MS, treated the first UI Health Care patient diagnosed with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit. Soon after, he saw a way to contribute to research that could help him and his colleagues going forward.

‘It happened very quickly’: The story behind video visits

Woman participates in a Telehealth medicine visit
Speed was of the essence. In just three days, Christina Kopp, ARNP, the lead advanced nurse practitioner for UI Urgent Care, and Robert Linnell, MPAS, PA-C, who oversees operations for UI QuickCare, swung into action to launch a telemedicine triage service.

Watch Replay: April 30 Coronavirus Q&A Facebook Live

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 Thursday, April 30, 2020.

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