Week in Review: Trauma Burn Unit, National Time Out Day — and more!

June 10, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

TGIF! This week, Headlines focused on praising a dedicated team in the Trauma Burn Unit; pausing to improve work across the organization; and promoting planetary health.

There was also a feature on a group taking research and care on the road and the head of Michigan Medicine Security shared how his department is keeping everyone as safe as possible.

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

Meet Michigan Medicine: Trauma Burn team strives to be the best thing that happens on a patient’s worst day

For patients in the Trauma Burn ICU at Michigan Medicine, there lives have change in an instant. That’s because the team treats patients who have a traumatic injury, burns or need an ICU stay. With that in mind, the team tries “to be exceptional not only in our medical care but also in our empathy for the patients and their families.” Learn more about this incredible unit here.

Time out: The importance of taking a pause at work

Wednesday was National Time Out Day, a chance for health systems to refocus on pausing before procedures to go over everything clinicians need to know. But on a grander scale, it is just as important for all faculty and staff to take a pause before carrying out their work, which limits errors and helps reduce patient harm. Click here to see how time outs can help you in your line of work.

Promoting planetary health: U-M Medical School students, administrators partner on climate issues

Climate change will have an impact on health in the coming years – and because of that, a number of U-M medical students are working to confront the challenge head on. White Coats for Planetary Health is a group that is helping launch new courses, evaluate the medical school’s performance on planetary health issues and meet future goals. Click through for more.

Taking research and care on the road

For those challenged by a speech disorder like stuttering, life can be difficult, even overwhelming. Soo-Eun Chang, Ph.D., is committed to improving quality of life for these individuals by finding novel ways to treat and prevent speech difficulties. Check out how her team is taking care and research on the road to help those who need it.

Trust, training and technology: Keeping you safe at Michigan Medicine

Michigan Medicine Security is committed to keeping you, your colleagues, learners, patients and visitors safe. They do so through a commitment to trust, training and technology. Recently, Brian Uridge, director of Michigan Medicine Security, joined The Wrap employee podcast to discuss his team’s strategy and why each element is so important in the wake of recent tragedies around the country.

Check out the important discussion via YouTube at the top of the page or the media player below.