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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Preparing for the vaccine

In anticipation of the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, UW Health is training staff to administer them to tier 1A front-line healthcare workers. Nurses, nursing assistants, clinical techs and others are being trained to prepare the vials of vaccines and administer them. To master injecting the vaccines, they will first practice by injecting colleagues (and sometimes […]

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New shield couples COVID-19 protection with a clear view of the face

The team that created the popular Badger Shield medical fac e shield has now created a new version that provides a full, clear view of the face while still filtering virus particles through surgical fabric that cinches around the wearer’s chin and jawline. And again, they're sharing it with the world.

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