Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Fellows Graduation, 2021

Like almost every graduation celebration this year, the timing could not have been better. The rise in vaccinations and reductions in COVID-19 infection rates allowed for an ease in gathering restrictions for our health care workers. And less than a month later, members of a division that was on one of the many sets of […]

Shielding our pulmonary fellows

“Among the aerosol-generating procedures,” an April 27 JAMA editorial cautioned, “performing endotracheal intubation is especially hazardous.” At University of Iowa Health Care, over the last ten months of caring for those individuals with COVID-19 admitted to our Medical Intensive Care Unit and needing intubation, it is safe to say that nearly every one of those […]

Training in bedside exam offers opportunity

Fellows from around the region and even some farther corners continue to come every year for the Midwest Fellows Critical Care Ultrasound Symposium. This year, the growth was not in the numbers of fellows traveling for training in point-of-care ultrasound for two days, but in the number of faculty members assisting in the training. Now […]