April 11: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE

April 13, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Saturday, April 11, 2020, 4:45 p.m.

NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • DAILY PATIENT STATS
  • TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATS
  • COVID-19 FUND ESTABLISHED FOR EMPLOYEE NEEDS 
  • MORE ICU ROOMS, TRANSFERS
  • COVID-19 AND PEDIATRICS
  • CME OFFICE ANNOUNCES COVID-19 OFFERINGS
  • TOWN HALL RECORDING

DAILY PATIENT STATS

Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below: 

Discharges: 188 total COVID-19 discharges to date; 15 in the last 24 hours.

DAILY TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATS*

* Data from 3/10 through 4/10. The testing stats reflect just Michigan Medicine employees, not all University of Michigan employees. It also reflects only those who sought testing at or were hospitalized at Michigan Medicine or reported their testing to Occupational Health Services. Some Michigan Medicine employees may have been tested outside our system.

COVID-19 FUND ESTABLISHED FOR EMPLOYEE NEEDS 

Thanks to the generosity of multiple donors, a fund with more than $700,000 established for COVID-19 needs is going to be used for employee safety, wellness and recognition.  A multi-disciplinary committee has been formed to recommend allocation of the funds, and the members would like ideas from team members. To submit your ideas, email CovidEmployeeFund@med.umich.edu.

MORE ICU ROOMS, TRANSFERS

Michigan Medicine continues to support the increased demand for critical care, providing the highest level of care to our Michigan Medicine patients, as well as those whose care originated in other health systems.  This past week two additional critical care units were activated to care for adult patients with COVID-19: C & W 12 West ICU and UH PACU ICU.  Both 12W and PACU have been providing exceptional care; multidisciplinary adult and pediatric care teams are meeting the needs of our sickest patients.  We continue to support health systems in southeast Michigan; Beaumont Health, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit Medical Center, Ascension Health, and others who have transferred patients with COVID-19 requiring critical care to our health system.  Our centralized process for management of transfer requests facilitates prompt communication with our referring hospitals and acceptance of transfer requests.  Given our current ICU capacity, patients in UH PACU ICU will be moved to alternate ICUs today; UH PACU ICU will not be accepting patients throughout the weekend.

CHILDREN’S EMERGENCY SERVICES, INPATIENT PEDIATRIC TESTING AND BED PLACEMENT ALGORITHMS

The criteria for COVID-19 testing in pediatric patients in Children’s Emergency Services (CES) and on Inpatient Pediatric Services have been revised, as have the pediatric triage and admission guidelines.  The attached documents replace those circulated on March 27, 2020.  A new guideline for the initial care and testing of newborns delivered to COVID+ or PUI mothers is attached.

CME OFFICE ANNOUNCES COVID-19 OFFERINGS

The CME office has created a new landing page for online CME offerings related to COVID, including one from Anesthesiology and the two that our RICU hospitalists created that are featured on our Michigan Health Lab blog. You can see the landing page here.

The CME team is actively working with departments and divisions to identify additional presentations and materials that can be offered for free online viewing by anyone.

TOWN HALL RECORDING

On Friday, April 10, leaders held another Virtual Town Hall to provide updates on COVID-19 related activities and planning across the institution and answer questions. If you missed it, you can view the video here. FAQs from the Town Hall will be featured in these daily COVID-19 updates.

Still have questions?

We are also posting all daily bulletins and policies on Michigan Medicine Headlines at https://mmheadlines.org/covid-19-updates/.  Please bookmark that site and refer to it throughout the day for the most up-to-date information. An FAQ for staff is also posted and updated frequently.

If you still can’t find what you’re looking for on these web pages, please email coronavirus-info@med.umich.edu and your question will be answered as quickly as possible.  Do not use this email for sharing patient health information.

Jeffrey Desmond, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

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