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International Infection Prevention Week at UNC Hospitals
Infection prevention initiatives throughout the hospital are critical to reducing healthcare-associated infections, readmissions to the hospital, and patient mortality. In addition, healthcare-associated infection metrics are publicly reportable and our hospital reimbursement rates are dependent on our provision of the safest patient care we can deliver. Everyone can play a role in infection prevention, from participation in our hospital’s Clean In, Clean Out hand hygiene program to adhering to isolation precautions signs posted on the patient’s doors to advocating for our patients to have devices (e.g., central lines and foley catheters) removed as soon as possible.
Located in Employee News Online / 2016 / Oct. 20
Staring down the widowmaker
Roger Darr’s heart attack was caused ventricular fibrillation, or “sudden cardiac death”. Most patients who experience ventricular fibrillation at home do not survive. But thanks to high quality CPR provided by his quick-thinking wife, first responders, the Emergency Room staff at Central Carolina Hospital, and the providers at the UNC Medical Center, Roger is around to tell his story.
Located in News / 2017 / August
Staff, Students and Faculty Engage in Creative Diversity Dialogues
During a gathering at the Ackland Museum of Art, a group of Hospital and School of Medicine staff, students and faculty used images and objects to reflect on pressing hot topics.
Located in Employee News Online / 2018 / Jan. 25
The TUG robots are coming
Since 2008, UNC Hospitals has utilized TUG robots in the laboratory, which make deliveries inside and outside the lab. On Jan. 29, 2018, our fleet of autonomous mobile robots will begin to grow, eventually reaching a total of 18. These TUG robots will assist our support services teams with delivery activities.
Located in Employee News Online / 2018 / Jan. 25
‘Unraveling Zika’: Join UNC School of Medicine experts for panel discussion, Q&A
The UNC School of Medicine has more than a dozen groups dedicated to Zika research and vaccine development. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the School of Medicine will host an expert panel event and Q&A discussion in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at UNC’s FedEx Global Education Center. The event is open to the public and audience questions are encouraged.
Located in News / 2016 / November
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Located in Vital Signs / 2015
Welcoming the UNC School of Medicine Class of 2020
Members of the UNC School of Medicine class of 2020 arrived on campus this week to begin their medical school journey. During their four years, they will learn in classroooms and clinics here in Chapel Hill, across the state of North Carolina and beyond.
Located in News / 2016 / August
Helping caregivers find their way back to normal
When a critical incident takes its toll on staff, the volunteers on the Critical Incident Stress Management team helps them figure what normal looks like after an emotional trauma.
Located in News / 2017 / August
A Servant's Heart: Honoring Fallen Heroes
Capt. Jason Jones lost his life in Afghanistan in 2014. His wife, UNC pediatrics resident Dr. Amy Jones, has since become an active member of Special Ops Survivors, a group that supports the spouses of fallen heroes. On Dec. 6, Dr. Jones and members of the Military Medicine Interest Group at UNC were honored at halftime of the UNC men's basketball game against Davidson. Watch video of the ceremony, along with a video produced by UNC athletics.
Located in News / 2015 / December
UNC Hospitals To Dedicate Transplant Clinic to Local Hero During National Donate Life Month
Former Tar Heel mascot and organ donor to be remembered at dedication ceremony
Located in News / 2016 / April