Reporter April 17 2020
Reducing stress in parents of children with autism
Apr. 21, 2020—Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders benefited from the addition of mindfulness-based stress reduction to parent-implemented behavioral interventions.
Damage, disruption, delirium
Apr. 20, 2020—New findings suggest that treatments that decrease oxidative damage might help with postoperative delirium that occurs in up to 30% of cardiac surgery patients.
Cross-training of employees crucial to VUMC virus efforts
Apr. 17, 2020—In late March, in preparation for a patient surge and employee absenteeism due to COVID-19, the emergency command center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center asked for a system-wide labor pool to be set up to allow quick and agile redeployment of people and expertise across the institution.
School of Medicine quickly designs new teaching strategies
Apr. 17, 2020—COVID-19 — and the mandate for social distancing to curb its spread — has meant rethinking how nearly 400 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students will master the clinical and didactic skills they need to stay on course.
Dr. Jeff Balser on flattening the curve and remaining prepared
Apr. 17, 2020—Let me start by expressing my gratitude for the way you have supported one another and have risen to the challenge posed by Covid-19. Your courage, flexibility and hard work are having a tremendous impact.
‘Tuning’ cell shape for division
Apr. 16, 2020—Dylan Burnette and colleagues have discovered that two forms of the molecular motor protein myosin have distinct roles in regulating cell shape during cell division.
Transporter’s role in gut barrier
Apr. 16, 2020—A disease-associated mutation in a transporter protein impairs gut barrier function, leading to gastrointestinal disease and chronic infections.
VUMC’s hotline surpasses 20,000-call milestone
Apr. 16, 2020—In early March Vanderbilt University Medical Center established a telephone hotline for its patients and employees concerned that they could be ill with COVID-19. The hotline has since received more than 20,000 calls.
Food Services makes adjustments as part of virus response
Apr. 16, 2020—Stop by the Courtyard Café at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and you’ll see that COVID-19 has wrought some obvious changes.
VWCH moving to new clinical, IT systems to enhance care
Apr. 16, 2020—On April 23, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) will transition to new clinical and information technology (IT) systems to enhance care coordination and provide a more consistent patient experience.
Medical Scientist Training Program adapts to COVID-19 challenges
Apr. 16, 2020—The Medical Scientist Training Program has been intentional in approaching the challenges presented by COVID-19.
LifeFlight Transport coordination center established at Patient Flow Center
Apr. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt LifeFlight has established a new presence within Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Patient Flow Center (PFC) in Green Hills to help round out a multi-disciplinary group of staff that manage transfers into and out of Vanderbilt’s hospitals, clinics and out-patient facilities.