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Emergency medicine physician Nick Mohr, MD, MS, treated our first patient with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit. Soon after, he saw a way to contribute to research that could help him and his colleagues going forward.
Researchers from the University of Iowa, Boston University, and the University of Cincinnati have provided experimental evidence of a safe and independent way to connect multiple patients to a single ventilator. The researchers were assisted by the team at ProtoStudios in Iowa City to provide a 3D...
The Anesthesia Extern class for 2020-2021 began training with the Department of Anesthesia the week of April 20. This is the first time in 10 years that half of the extern class is women.
The Department of Anesthesia’s Anemia Management Clinic ranked in the 99th percentile of all such clinics nationwide, according to surveys conducted by Press Ganey. The annual report, which asked respondents to rate their visits in such areas as ease of scheduling appointments, friendliness of...
Archit Sharma, MBBS , was part of a multidisciplinary team that devised a way to care for COVID-19 patients while limiting the need for scarce personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks and gowns. Under the new guidelines, an infusion pump used in the administration of IV medications will be...
University of Iowa Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists Rachel Westernik and Sarah Rohde are working on a clinical rotation at Spencer Hospital in Spencer, Iowa, where, in addition to their regular workload, they are actively preparing for any COVID-19 cases that may enter their facility. The two...
The Department of Anesthesia is working assiduously with others throughout University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and other institutions to find creative solutions to shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. As we are able, we will post the...
The nationwide shortage of ventilators for patients with severe COVID-19 and other respiratory illness is sparking rapid investigation into alternate solutions. One possible solution is engineering existing ventilators to treat more than one patient at a time – a solution David Kaczka, MD, PhD ,...
University of Iowa and Dartmouth College researchers have developed a rapid-adoption plan that hospitals nationwide can use to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in their operating rooms. The paper outlining the plan was published March 27, along with a checklist for hospitals to...