Week in Review: Addressing blood pressure in a new way; patients outline ideal experience — and more!

September 10, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

This week, Headlines focused on ways faculty and staff are working to improve patient care at Michigan Medicine.

For instance, two long-time patients described the impressive teamwork and collaboration they have noticed among their caregivers on recent visits. They then went on to give their own tips and suggestions on how employees can make patients feel comfortable and cared for.

There was also a feature on clinical pharmacists who are working to provide better outcomes for patients with diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia; and colleagues outlined what team members can do to better spot sepsis — and stop sepsis — before it brings upon patient harm.

In case you missed anything, here’s the latest!

Long-time Michigan Medicine patients offer tips for providing an exceptional patient experience

Gerson and Beverley Geltner have visited Michigan Medicine more than 35 times between them. And they say it’s become very clear that the organization has emphasized improving the patient experience in recent years. Check out why they have been so impressed with the organization — and find out what suggestions they have to create an even better experience for those treated at Michigan Medicine!

Addressing blood pressure in a new way

A new patient care model at Michigan Medicine has pharmacists seeing patients in a whole new way: Directly in the clinic. The program, developed by Hae Mi Choe, Pharm.D., allows people with diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hypertension to make an appointment with a U-M pharmacist for an in-depth discussion about their condition. Click through to see how this successful program is now looked upon as a shining example across the nation!

Sepsis Awareness Month highlights year-round priority

Did you know that sepsis is the leading cause of death in hospitals across the U.S.? Or that 1.7 million adults develop sepsis each year? Those are just two of the startling facts the organization is sharing during Sepsis Awareness Month. Learn more about this preventable condition and what you can do to help limit its adverse effects on patients.

The Wrap employee podcast is also celebrating Sepsis Awareness Month. Two members of the organization’s team devoted to improving sepsis outcomes joined the show to teach you why sepsis is so dangerous, what signs to look out for and what to do if you suspect a patient may have it.

Watch the show via YouTube at the top of the page or media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open this story in a new browser or search for The Wrap on your personal device to take a listen!