Week in Review: Week of June 10, 2019
It’s fast and furious around here! That’s because this week Headlines featured a fast-thinking pharmacist whose attention to detail helped her identify medication that had been tampered with. On top of that, readers learned how to quickly spot a stroke to help individuals get the treatment they need as soon as possible. The employee newsletter also celebrated both LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Father’s Day.
In case you missed anything, get quickly caught up with the Week in Review!
Fast-thinking pharmacist keeps patients safe
When Shanna Kaczynski noticed that the tops of two vials of morphine were difficult to remove, she suspected that the medication had been tampered with prior to arriving at Michigan Medicine. Her quick thinking paid off, as the medication was found to have been replaced by a clear solution. Learn more about this story and find out how Kaczynski spoke up to prevent patient harm!
Acting ‘F.A.S.T.’ at the first sign of stroke could save a life
When Bill Sanders suffered a stroke while visiting his brother, he was certainly in the right place — Michigan Medicine. A group of faculty and staff ran to his aid and transported him to the adult Emergency Department where he got the care he needed. Read about Sanders’ journey and find out how you can help spot a stroke!
Diversity Matters: LGBTQ+ Pride Month
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month and in recognition, Headlines highlighted a number of resources and groups at Michigan Medicine that help make the experience better for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. From educational training videos to the LGBTQ+ Resource Group, check out all that is offered within the organization — and listen to the latest episode of The Wrap above for even more information!
Special deliveries: Fathers celebrate birth of their sons, daughters at Michigan Medicine
Each year, faculty and staff in the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital Birth Center deliver more than 4,500 babies. For many parents, a visit to the Birth Center is filled with joy, happiness, hope — and yes, some exhaustion. To kick off Father’s Day weekend, click through for a special photo gallery of new dads at Michigan Medicine!
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