Social workers bridge the gap between clinic and community

This year marks the centennial of social workers as crucial providers at University of Iowa Health Care. Within the Department of Internal Medicine, social workers have been a part of the care offered people diagnosed with HIV and AIDS for more than two decades. Funded through the Ryan White CARE legislation, our department’s eight social […]

Internal Medicine’s Social Workers

University of Iowa Health Care has been celebrating this year as the centennial of its incorporation of social workers into the care we provide. Healing and maintaining good health has as much to do with the physical as it does addressing the world that surrounds a patient, whether it is helping them achieve stable housing […]

Despite guidelines and worse outcomes, researchers find significant deviations nationwide in cardiac arrest responses

In cases of cardiac arrest due to a shockable rhythm, current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) guidelines recommend immediate defibrillation as the first line treatment. Epinephrine is recommended only if the person remains pulseless after two defibrillation attempts. As a result, the use of epinephrine in cardiac arrest treatment is not recommended as the first […]