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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
As Mississippi copes with the COVID-19 outbreak, the Medical Center has set up a separate, temporary field clinic in Parking Garage B for people with non-emergency respiratory illnesses. Treating those patients in that clinic helps protect patients and staff in the Emergency Departments from possible exposure to infection. Read More
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Patients with severe COVID-19 may require ventilators to stay alive, but hospitals may not have enough units to meet demand. A UMMC anesthesiologist is leading efforts to build ventilators from readily available supplies in the event of a shortage at the Medical Center. Read More
Providing care to patients while working to limit the spread of COVID-19 has UMMC and Children's of Mississippi specialists ramping up their telehealth efforts.
Published on Monday, April 6, 2020
When social distancing goes to the next level and Mississippians shelter in place, many people are staying home by choice to help curb the transmission of COVID-19. Routines get a rest, fear becomes a focus and the "new normal" just isn't getting normal. Medical Center experts give advice on how to cope.
Each day, nearly 130 UMMC employees are being deployed to different areas to perform duties outside of their normal job scopes as the Medical Center prepares for a surge of COVID-19 patients expected to arrive in the coming weeks.
As community transmission of COVID-19 increases in the state, the Medical Center and partners including the Mississippi State Department of Health, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi National Guard are teaming to bring specimen collection sites statewide. The goal is to increase testing for the virus and keep those infected at home.
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