UPDATES FROM INCIDENT COMMAND:
“Bam” monoclonal drug for Covid treatment. We have given 4 patients this Eli Lilly drug. All four patients have
tolerated it well without any interactions and are showing improvement.
We are scheduled to give two additional infusions today. This drug is
specifically designed for high-risk patients who have mild to moderate
symptoms. It is not designed for patients who are already so ill that
they require hospitalization.
Therapeutics and treatments for Covid. Unlike the first wave of Covid earlier in the year, we now have proven
outpatient therapeutics and treatments that have shown excellent results
in high-risk patients with underlying health issues; as long as they seek
care early on in the disease. If you are high-risk or have underlying
health issues, please do not wait until you are severely ill and be sure
to seek care as soon as symptoms develop. It may mean the difference between
a mild to moderate experience and a severe case, or worse.
Thanksgiving: We are asking the public to please be cautious over the Thanksgiving
holiday. Help us slow the spread of Covid by washing your hands, social
distance when possible, and WEAR YOUR MASK. Please have a safe and enjoyable
Priority Care: We are still seeing extremely high volumes of urgent care patients at
Priority Care. The availability of support staff is a concern and we are
starting to shift resources to move Medical Assistants from other departments
to assist. We are encouraging established patients to temporarily utilize
MHP Family and Internal Medicine’s walk-in clinic in order to offload
some of the volumes at Priority Care.
Nursing Homes: We are pleased to report that the two local nursing homes that recently
experienced a Covid outbreak are starting to steady and stabilize.
MHP TESTING STATUS:
Number of NEW positive results: 61 new positive cases since 11/18/2020
- Out of the 61 new positive cases, 4 patients required inpatient care and
57 remained outpatient.
MHP INPATIENT STATUS:
Current number of 3rd floor inpatients: 25 and 6 of those patients are in the Critical Care
Number of available 3rd floor beds: 15
- Currently, we have 17 inpatients that tested positive
Number of patients in the 1st floor ACC unit: 2 with 22 beds available and none of these are patients
that have positive or suspected COVID.
MHP EMERGENCY DEPT STATUS:
- Number of total ER patients in last 24 hours: 45 patients, which is lower
than we have been seeing previously.
Number of vents currently in use and number of vents available:
- We have 4 ventilators in use and 3 BiPAP in use, 0 trilogy units are in
use. This leaves us with 13 ventilation units available.