July 1: Organizational Update
NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of operations:
- COVID-19 PATIENT STATS
- TEAM MEMBER COVID-19 TESTING
- IMPORTANCE OF CONSERVATION EFFORTS AS TEAMS WORK TO ENSURE STABILITY OF SUPPLY CHAIN
- BREASTFEEDING NO LONGER A CONTRAINDICATION TO CARE FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS/PUIs
- COVID-19 PREVENTION REMINDERS
DAILY COVID-19 PATIENT STATS
Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:
Discharges: 612 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 1 in the last 24 hours. These numbers include patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities but excludes deaths and discharges to hospice.
TEAM MEMBER COVID-19 TESTING STATS*
* Data from 3/10 through 7/1. 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.
IMPORTANCE OF CONSERVATION EFFORTS AS TEAMS WORK TO ENSURE STABILITY OF SUPPLY CHAIN
There remains significant instability in the PPE supply market due to several factors: continued surge/resurge of COVID-19 across the U.S., dependence on non-domestic manufacturing with more export regulations expected in September, raw material shortages, new PPE guidelines and inability for manufacturers to meet demand. Items that continue to be at risk are shoe covers, bouffants and caps, isolation/chemo gowns, antiseptic wipes, hand sanitizer, masks, disposable stethoscopes and thermometers of all types. We will continue to see variability in product attributes and appreciate flexibility and understanding. We ask that you continue all efforts at supply conservation. The Supply Chain team is working diligently on seamless supply to ensure staff safety.
BREASTFEEDING NO LONGER A CONTRAINDICATION TO CARE FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS/PUIs
When initial COVID-19 policies were developed in March 2020, there was significant concern among health care workers about potential transmission of COVID-19 to household members following exposure in the workplace. Therefore, a decision was made to exclude breastfeeding women from care of patients with confirmed COVID-19 and PUIs out of an abundance of caution.
Breastfeeding women are not at higher risk for complications related to COVID-19, and COVID-19 is not thought to be transmitted through breast milk. In fact, the CDC advises that women with COVID-19 may continue to breastfeed with use of appropriate precautions.
In addition, Michigan Medicine has developed robust and effective protocols for protecting workforce members, including:
· Universal masking of all workforce members
· Use of PPE for management of patients with confirmed COVID-19 and PUIs
· Testing of all patients on hospital admission and prior to potentially aerosol-generating procedures
· Screening of patients for symptoms and risk factors in ambulatory care settings, with deferral of care or use of appropriate PPE for symptomatic or high-risk patients
Please see COVID-19 Information for Employees for current restrictions.
COVID-19 PREVENTION REMINDERS
As things begin to open up, there is opportunity for exposure to COVID-19. Many states that have recently reopened are experiencing surges in cases and hospitalizations. Protect yourself and others by:
· Wearing a mask/face covering anytime you are indoors/in an enclosed space outside of your home
o This includes on elevators and buses and while waiting in line with others to enter a building
· Maintaining at least six feet of social distance from others
· Not sharing work spaces and disinfecting regularly
· Performing hand hygiene regularly
· Avoiding large gatherings
Still have questions?
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