Welcome to the APRIL 28, 2020 daily update on UW Ob-Gyn departmental operations.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW TODAY?
There are so many stats being shared related to COVID-19, and it can sometimes be difficult to understand what the numbers are telling us. Watch this quick explainer video from Vox to learn how to read coronavirus reporting charts.
- As part of ramping up services across UW Health, the team at Generations Fertility Care is working on gathering guidelines and policies from our health care institution and ASRM recommendations to help build a timeline for reintroducing services.
- Even before COVID-19, telehealth was growing in UW Ob-Gyn. Read this great feature in the UW SMPH Quarterly (alumni magazine) about telehealth efforts across the UW, including Dr. Kara Hoppe’s telehealth blood pressure monitoring program at Meriter!
- Join us on Thursday, April 30 for the Virtual Department Meeting (WebEx) to hear Chief Resident Updates from Dr. Drewry and Dr. Rivas.
- Everyone in the department is welcome to attend!
- For the second year running, the annual Department Awards Ceremony, coming up on June 25, 2020, will include the new Support Staff Excellence Award! Information on nominating a member of the UW Ob-Gyn support staff team for this award is coming soon – think about which of your many incredible teammates you would like to nominate for their amazing work!
- There’s been a COVID surge in more ways than one – as shared on the SMPH Dean’s Faculty and Staff Town Hall yesterday, use of WebEx has also surged in the last several weeks, with numbers of meetings up 800% from in mid-March, and number of participants up more than 1200%.
TAKE A DEEP BREATH
After presenting wellness tips at the 4/23 department meeting, Dr. Julianne Zweifel joined the Women’s Healthcast to talk about managing stress and anxiety during COVID-19. Listen to her episode of the podcast now!
Find more resources to support mental and physical resilience on the UW Ob-Gyn Wellness Committee resources page.
UW Health COVID-19 / UW-Madison COVID-19 Plans and Response / U.S. CDC / Wisconsin DHS