COVID-19 Response

Cleveland Clinic Innovates IV Line Management to Preserve PPE During COVID19 Pandemic

04/30/2020

Cleveland Clinic Innovates IV Line Management to Preserve PPE During COVID19 Pandemic

For COVID19 and other patients who are in isolation in intensive care units, caregivers use an average of 66 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) each day. This high number is partially driven by the need to enter patient rooms repeatedly to manage intravenous (IV) pumps that deliver necessary medication and nutrition. By moving the pumps outside of patient isolation rooms, critical care units can preserve their stock of PPE and reduce potential exposure to medical staff.  The issue, until last month, was that there was no way to effectively manage the tangled web of lines that flowed to these pumps without risk to patients and caregivers.
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Cleveland Clinic Innovations are Improving the Fight Against COVID-19

04/17/2020

Cleveland Clinic Innovations are Improving the Fight Against COVID-19

One of the first articles from the Cleveland Clinic Newsroom to highlight the work done across the enterprise to combat COVID-19, this article highlights several projects. Contributions from Cleveland Clinic Innovations include new ICU practices such as moving IV poles and pumps outside of patient rooms and keeping IV lines off the floor. 


Procter & Gamble donates face shields to Cleveland Clinic

04/13/2020

Procter & Gamble donates face shields to Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic partnered with Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble in order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. With help from both organizations, P&G  designed and manufactured face shields for front line caregivers. In their first shipment, Cleveland Clinic received 18,000 faceshelds just two weeks after the initial phone calls between the organizations.

 


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