UW Health’s eICU helps rural hospitals manage latest COVID-19 surge

The eICU program, a collaboration between UW Health and its partner hospitals that started in 2008, has helped care for about 1,300 COVID-19 ICU patients since the beginning of 2020. As its name suggests, it is a virtual intensive care unit based in Madison that monitors and provides care to patients in Wisconsin and northern Illinois hospitals and ICUs. In 2021, at least 25% of the eICU admissions with a diagnosis of COVID-19 occurred in the last two months of the year.

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Grants target mental health, other ongoing effects of pandemic

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has announced 14 awards totaling $2.7 million to community organizations and researchers to address the ongoing health consequences and impact of the …

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Badger Seal increases the benefits of wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic

UPDATE, Feb. 11, 2021: The CDC now has officially recommended wearing mask fitters as one way to improve how your mask protects you. Its recommendations are based on a recent study that references research conducted by David Rothamer, Scott Sanders, Douglas Reindl and Timothy Bertram of UW-Madison. You can find instructions to make your own … Continued

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New fact-checking projects focus on combatting COVID-19 misinformation

With information about COVID-19 rapidly circulating online, it can be difficult to determine what’s true and what’s not. SJMC faculty and students are working on several projects to combat misinformation.

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