May 22: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE
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
- OXIVIR Tb TO TEMPORARILY REPLACE OXIVIR 1
- OHS HOTLINE NEW HOURS OF OPERATION
- BLOOD DRIVE AT TOWSLEY CENTER JUNE 10
DAILY PATIENT STATS
Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:
Discharges: 517 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 7 in the last 24 hours. These numbers include patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities but excludes deaths and discharges to hospice.
DAILY TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATS*
* Data from 3/10 through 5/21. 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.
OXIVIR Tb TO TEMPORARILY REPLACE OXIVIR 1
Due to a global shortage of wipe products, Michigan Medicine is currently unable to obtain Oxivir wipes in our usual plastic containers and is broadening its list of disinfectants to allow for greater ?exibility in purchasing without compromising patient safety. We anticipate that we could run out of the current supply of Oxivir this weekend and will, therefore, switch temporarily to an alternate form of Oxivir, called Oxivir Tb. Both disinfectants, Oxivir 1 (in the plastic containers) and Oxivir Tb (temporary replacement) have similar kill claims for a large number of organisms, including SARS?CoV?2 (COVID?19).
Oxivir Tb will be arriving on units as early as this Sunday in one of two ways: 1) spray bottle with dry wipes, or; 2) pre-moistened wipes in a re-sealable plastic bag. Educational flyers with instructions for use of Oxivir Tb have been distributed to all Michigan Medicine leaders, MPLAN partners and nurse leaders for sharing with staff. The flyer is also included as an attachment to this email.
OHS HOTLINE NEW HOURS OF OPERATION
Effective Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the OHS employee injury and illness (COVID) hotline will be available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Outside of normal business hours, employees will have the option to leave a message and an OHS staff member will follow up with the employee within 24 hours. The OHS hotline number is: 734-764-8021
Employees with urgent needs that cannot wait until the next business day should go to the ED. Employees who are sick and unable to work should always contact their immediate supervisor for direction and notification.
BLOOD DRIVE AT TOWSLEY CENTER JUNE 10
The American Red Cross will hold another blood drive at Michigan Medicine on June 10. The drive will be held in Towsley Center from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. The drive will be limited to Michigan Medicine employees only in order to comply with the organization’s COVID-19 visitor policy. Drives have been filling up fast, and individuals are advised to make an appointment as soon as possible. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
All donors will be given a ticket to Cedar Point, while supplies last. Tickets are good for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
Details about donating or volunteering at the drive can be found by clicking here.
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 email@example.com 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