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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
Residents remember their ‘First Look’ at UNC
Carolina First Look is an opportunity for minority and underrepresented medical students preparing for the residency application process to visit the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals to learn more about available specialty medical programs for residents. The annual event takes place Aug. 25-26.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Aug. 24
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
From Jam Salesman to National Leader
Since his early days as a Jaycee, when he sold jam to raise money for the still-young North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Ernest Grant, PhD, RN,FAAN, has been eager to support his community. Today he serves as the coordinator for the Burn Center’s internationally recognized Burn Prevention Program and was recently reelected as Vice President of the American Nurses Association. We sat down with Dr. Grant to learn more about what brought him to UNC, why advocacy is so important to burn care and what it means to be a leader.
Located in News / 2017 / July
Pedaling for a Purpose and the Simple Joy
The 2017 Raven Rock Ramble raised over $30,000 last month to assist kidney patients with emergency needs, while also promoting awareness of organ donation. The annual event celebrates the joy of cycling after one man’s kidney transplant. It also gives back to a continuum of care at the UNC Kidney Center.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / July 6
UNC’s Department of Medicine introduces new telemetry protocol
Medicine’s telemetry protocol has been replaced by a new model aimed at improving the value of patient care achieved per unit of cost. This is the first project to be approved and implemented by the Department of Medicine’s Value Care Action Group.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / June 29
Tobacco Free Tar Heels Success Story: Ashlee Copelan
Ashlee, like many others, had tried to quit smoking many times. But after reading a story in News for Employees about UNC Health Care’s Tobacco Free Tar Heels (TFTH) Program, she reached out to Barbara Silver,TFTH Program Manager , and Copelan was “off and running”.
Located in Employee News Online / 2017 / June 1
Capturing the moment of victory
When the UNC Men’s Basketball team heads to the national championship game Paul Fowler – a systems architect for UNC Health Care’s ISD storage team – heads to the rooftops overlooking Franklin Street to document the celebrations that follow a win.
Located in News / 2017 / May
EMTs compete at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus
The UNC Trauma program hosted eight emergency medical technician (EMT) teams at its 5th annual Paramedic Skills Competition on Tuesday, May 2, at the UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus.
Located in Employee News Online / 2017 / May 11
Mobile Clinic Offers Care to Farm Workers
Once a week during the spring and summer growing season, UNC physicians, nurses, residents, and medical students travel to Benson, NC, to provide care for the area's migrant farmworker population.
Located in News / 2017 / May