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April 7, 2020

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital first in the state to treat COVID-19 patients with convalescent serum, doctor cautions “this is not a long term solution”

Aurora, Colo. (April 7, 2020) – Last week, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital treated its first COVID-19 patient with a blood product called convalescent serum. When someone gets infected with COVID-19, their body has an immune response that creates antibodies. Those antibodies help them fight off the infection. Convalescent serum comes from someone who has recovered ... Read More

April 4, 2020

UCHealth trains staff for role of “PPE specialist”

Download Video   Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 4, 2020) – Starting Monday, April 6, PPE specialists will be joining nurses, physicians and others on units caring for COVID-19 patients at UCHealth hospitals in the Pikes Peak region. UCHealth Memorial Hospital on Friday trained about three dozen health care workers who will transition into the new ... Read More