Category: Clinical Care


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UTHSC College of Medicine Produces Video for Health Care Workers on Procedure for Collecting Nasal Samples for COVID-19 Testing

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has produced a training video detailing the proper protocol for collecting nasopharyngeal samples to test for coronavirus infection. The video is intended for distribution to hospitals, clinical care providers, and testing sites as a guide to ensure proper procedure is used at the various sites… Read More


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COVID-19 Controls In the Dental Practice

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UTHSC College of Dentistry Dean James Ragain, DDS, presented the transmission routes of COVID-19 and controls that should be followed in dental practice at Monday’s Coronavirus Online Symposium. The symposium brought together a variety of health care providers including physicians, nurses, and dentists, who spoke on their areas of expertise in mitagating the spread of… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Online Coronavirus Symposium

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More than 1,500 people registered for a two-hour online coronavirus symposium hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center today. Leaders from UTHSC’s College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, and Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, as well as the Shelby County Health Department, shared the latest information on the development of the virus; its spread globally,… Read More


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UTHSC Receives Donation of Face Masks from Partner Institutions in China

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received a donation of thousands of face masks from China, as a result of the university’s affiliations with academic institutions there. UTHSC’s College of Graduate Health Sciences, which has developed strong ties with several academic and health care institutions in China, secured the donations. They include surgical… Read More


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Doettl Making a Difference in Children’s Lives Through Dizziness Clinic

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Steven M. Doettl, AuD, CCC-A has spent years working to help children with balance and dizziness issues. Dr. Doettl, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, founded the Dizziness Clinic on the Knoxville campus. Since inception, the Dizziness Clinic has become the… Read More


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UTHSC Plough Center Begins Production of Hand Sanitizer

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Solutions is meeting the need to supply a high-demand item during the coronavirus pandemic – hand sanitizer. Production of the hand sanitizers began this week in the facility in the Medical District. Since the start of the pandemic, hand sanitizer has been… Read More


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College of Dentistry Using 3D Printers to Make Masks

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The UTHSC College of Dentistry has successfully created highly effective biologic filtration masks using a 3D printer used by the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. “We were having difficulty obtaining the proper PPE (personal protective equipment) N95 mask,” said Jeffrey Brooks, DMD, executive associate dean and associate dean of clinical affairs for the UTHSC… Read More


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UTHSC COVID-19 Test Site Open to Public by Appointment  

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Mid-South Fairgrounds is now open to the public by appointment. Only symptomatic individuals will be tested. Individuals showing symptoms can make an appointment by texting “covid” to 901.203.5526, by visiting the COVID-19 Triage Questionnaire, or by scanning the QR code on the flyer below. They will be forwarded to a… Read More