May 11: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE

May 11, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Announcements

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

  • DAILY PATIENT STATS
  • DAILY TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATS
  • NEW “GUIDE TO SEEKING MEDICAL CARE” WEBPAGE
  • REPORTING SAFETY EVENTS
  • BLUE ANGELS FLYOVER
  • LINK TO JOIN: PERIOPERATIVE AND PERIPROCEDURAL COVID-19 TESTING AND PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TOWN HALL

DAILY PATIENT STATS

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

Discharges: 453 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 5 in the last 24 hours.  These numbers include patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities but excludes deaths and discharges to hospice. 

Deaths and hospice: Since March 10, Michigan Medicine hospitals have had 88 total deaths or discharges to hospice, 0 in the last 24 hours. Total death and hospice numbers will be reported on Mondays.

DAILY TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATS*

* Data from 3/10 through 5/11. 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.

NEW “GUIDE TO SEEKING MEDICAL CARE” WEBPAGE

In response to an increase in questions from patients, and because research shows patients in general continue to express uncertainty about seeking medical care during the pandemic, a new informational page has been added to UofMhealth.org. The new page reviews the types of care available to our patients, including Video Visit and E-Visit options, and answers frequently asked questions about seeking care during these times. 

REPORTING SAFETY EVENTS

Please be reminded that all safety events, including near misses, should be reported in the RL system, particularly as ORs and other areas prepare to ramp up to provide non-COVID care. Reporting volume is down by about 50% since Michigan Medicine initiated the COVID-19 response in March.  Safety event reporting and particularly near miss events are critical to our High Reliability efforts. Thank you for your efforts to improve our safety.

BLUE ANGELS FLYOVER

The 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard will conduct flyovers over eight Michigan cities to show support for front line health care workers. Detroit, Chicago and Indianapolis are cities scheduled for May 12 flyovers. On the same day, the U.S. Navy’s legendary Blue Angels will also fly over Detroit.

Residents along the flight path can expect a few moments of jet noise as the aircraft pass overhead, along with the sight of 6 high-performance aircraft flying in precise formation.

Flyovers in Detroit will start at 11:30 a.m. (ET) and last roughly 21 minutes. Viewers can expect the flyover to reach University Hospital around 11:31 a.m. A full press release can be found here.

LINK TO JOIN: PERIOPERATIVE AND PERIPROCEDURAL COVID-19 TESTING AND PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TOWN HALL

As operations begin to ramp up again in our surgical and procedural areas, ensuring the safety of patients and employees is our number one priority. We recognize there are many questions around pre-surgical and pre-procedural COVID-19 testing of patients, as well as recommended personal protective equipment for faculty and staff. We will distribute clarifying documents shortly, in addition to providing the latest information in a virtual Town Hall event.

Zoom Webinar: Perioperative & Periprocedural COVID-19 Testing and PPE

When: Thursday, May 14, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/92395315865?pwd=SnlYK084Y0J0V2JKdVVPMFowZnZjUT09

Password: 403665

Or iPhone one-tap: 

US: +13126266799, 92395315865#

Or Telephone:

Dial: +1 312 626 6799 

Webinar ID: 923 9531 5865

Password: 403665

Still have questions?

We are also posting all daily bulletins and policies on Michigan Medicine Headlines athttps://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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