Nurse fired after sharing video from inside DMC Sinai Grace Hospital still helping fight COVID pandemic
DETROIT – It was almost exactly a year ago when a wave of COVID patients was starting to overwhelm hospitals. A Metro Detroit nurse took a video inside Sinai Grace Hospital and spoke about the need for more supplies. The hospital said that the cellphone video violated hospital policy and Barkai was fired. Detroit and Sinai Grace got hit by a wave of COVID-19 patients to the point the hospital was running out of space for those who were dying. Barkai is still involved in litigation with the company that owns Sinai Grace.
Concordia University Ann Arbor renames its nursing school after local donors
ANN ARBOR – Ronald and Marvel Jones are no strangers to CUAA. In 2018 the couple made their first transformational gift to the university after touring the School of Nursing and meeting with Assistant Vice President of Academics, Cindy Fenske, DNP. Fenske is looking to incorporate augmented reality (AR) into the current simulations used by the nursing students. Dr. Ryan Peterson, vice president of administration, renaming the School of Nursing reflects the commitment and generosity of the Joneses. For more information about the Ronald and Marvel School of Nursing visit here.
Concordia University Ann Arbor’s School of Nursing innovates virtual learning during pandemic
ANN ARBOR – For the past 12-18 months, Concordia University Ann Arbor’s School of Nursing has been working on the development of enhanced virtual learning for their students. One of those enhancements being the mobile camera unit. Mobile Camera UnitThe mobile camera unit is comprised of three cameras simultaneously directed at a patient that provides viewpoints from the ceiling, front, back, and sides of the room. Mobile camera unit platform used by CUAA nursing staff - allowing students to choose the camera angle that fits their learning needs. Within the next few months, the SON also plans to start embedding information from the mobile camera unit into AR & VR headsets.
Gov. Whitmer mandates implicit bias training for all Michigan health professionals
Gretchen Whitmer said she believes those numbers are because of uneven health care delivery and signed an Executive Directive to develop rules to require implicit bias training for health professionals to address racial disparities. Michigan COVID-19 cases by race as of July 5, 2020. (WDIV)The governors task force said people of color suffer in medical settings from the unconscious bias by medical professionals. She turned to Dr. Randolph Rasch, Dean and Professor of the Michigan State University College of Nursing, who spoke extensively about what implicit bias is. The practical impact of Executive Directive 2020-7 means those looking to get a new license or wants to renew their medical license will have to undergo bias training.
Michigan requires tests, says 32% of deaths from nursing homes
We are not in a position to vouch for data from other states, but such a figure is generally consistent with the figures we have seen elsewhere, said Gordon, who announced penalties for nursing homes that do not comply with reporting requirements. Michigan on Monday reported 74 additional coronavirus cases overall and just two more deaths, bringing the respective totals to roughly 66,000 and 6,000. Regional hubs, designated to care for long-term care residents affected by the virus, account for 200 or 10% of resident deaths. The health department said it did not know how many of the dead had been permanent residents of nursing homes vs. new residents who had been discharged to the homes to recover after being hospitalized. Michigans tally of nursing home deaths does not include people in homes for the aged, adult foster care facilities and assisted-living facilities.