Category: Clinical Care


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UTHSC Students Screen Public at Call Center for COVID-19 Testing

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A team of UTHSC medical and nursing students have been working diligently behind the scenes in the fight against COVID-19. Made up mostly of third-year medical students and nursing students, the COVID-19 Call Center, works in tandem with the COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at the Mid-South Fairgrounds to triage the public for testing. Since opening… Read More


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Students Show Heart of Nursing in COVID-19 Volunteer Efforts

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Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing who are volunteering at the COVID-19 testing site on Tiger Lane at the Mid-South Fairgrounds view the experience as an opportunity to live out their mission as nurses. “Nurses are a strong force and have always been willing to jump in… Read More


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College of Health Professions Hosts Webinar on Telemedicine

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The Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences in the UTHSC College of Health Professions hosted a webinar Tuesday titled “Telemedicine in the time of COVID-19.” The webinar drew more than 200 participants from across the state. Moderated by Hassan Aziz, PhD, associate dean for Academic, Faculty and Students Affairs in the College of Health Professions, the… Read More


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UTHSC Medical Students on Front Lines of COVID-19 Battle

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  Third-year medical student Sarah Steele said it has been an honor to be one of roughly four dozen medical students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center who have staffed a drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 at the Mid-South Fairgrounds since it opened in mid-March. “As students, we feel so honored to have the… Read More


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UTHSC to Host Webinar on Impact of COVID-19 on Telemedicine

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host a panel of experts Tuesday, April 14, for a webinar on “Telemedicine in the time of COVID-19.” The webinar, from 11 a.m. to noon, is being put on by the Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences in the UTHSC College of Health Professions. It is open… Read More


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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