Local radio station Mix 101.5FM, Duke Children’s, and members of the Center teamed up to deliver meals to healthcare workers through the “30 Say Thank You” campaign. Learn more and see a video about this heartwarming story here.
Special thank you to Carolina Ale House for their partnership on this project and our local community for their overwhelming generosity .
Working@Duke, the university’s employee magazine, published an article highlighting the work of the Center. The article highlights the group’s work in healthcare quality and safety as well as its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We never thought something like COVID-19 could happen. But, it became apparent to us quickly that we were ready.”
– Dr. Bryan Sexton, Center Director
As a show of appreciation for their extraordinary efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses and organizations are offering their support to healthcare workers and first responders. Here, we will keep a running list of any promotions or initiatives we learn about, including Special Hotel Rates, Community Partners, and Organizations/Non-Profits, and Discounts.
Need more information about food donations? Contact Nicole Peloquin in the Duke Development Office.
Special Hotel Rates
Local hotels are offering deeply discounted rates for healthcare workers who need to self-isolate after caring for COVID patients. Find a full list of discounts available to Duke Health staff here.
The following business are running special promotions and/or accepting donations that benefit Duke Health team members.
Accepting donations through the Health Care Personnel Contribution Program. Donations will be used to purchase coffee and baked goods for healthcare workers.
Donate to help provide weekly meals to frontline healthcare workers in our community.
You can donate pizza to Duke Health team members through the #pizza4providers campaign.
50% off for first responders and healthcare workers, curbside pickup available. Call to place order.
Dr. Bryan Sexton has launched a new video series around the idea of “bite-sized” resilience. In short sessions, Dr. Sexton leads you through the evidence, science, and impact of well-being strategies. See the series on the Center’s Youtube channel.
Duke Health has started a new decontamination process for N95 masks using aerosolized hydrogen peroxide. Reusing these masks safely will help with equipment shortages due to the corononavirus (nCOVID-19) pandemic.
There are so many great articles, posts, and more about resources people can access while at home during the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve aggregated just a few of here to help you adjust to social distancing.
Facts about the coronavirus (COVID-19) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a go-to source for reliable information on the virus, including tips for preparing your home and protecting your family.
From the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Online entertainment and education
From virtual museum tours to online dance parties to free university classes, the internet has lots of ways for us to stay connected while social distancing.
New research from a collaborative team of Duke investigators, including Duke School of Medicine, Duke Institute for Health Innovation, and the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality, looks at the ability of machine learning to identify mortality risk among hospitalized patients.
Why is this important? From the abstract:
The ability to accurately predict in-hospital mortality for patients at the time of admission could improve clinical and operational decision-making and outcomes. Few of the machine learning models that have been developed to predict in-hospital death are both broadly applicable to all adult patients across a health system and readily implementable.
The results from this paper are promising and suggest that the model developed could be used at a system-wide level.
Dr. Kyle Rehder, Center Medical Director and pediatric intensivist, recently developed a new educational program for those interested in enhancing their teamwork skills.
The Bite-Size Team Training program is a way for learners to engage with critical teamwork skills even when time is limited. The videos, which are approximately 5 minutes long, walk through a key concept, tool, and implementation suggestion. And the best news? They are free and publicly available.