Reaching beyond the walls of the hospital, UM CRMC created a video series titled “Healthy Lungs = Healthy You” to provide information on incentive spirometer use, pursed lip breathing, deep breathing, and the importance of oral care and movement. Finally, Nurse Navigators and a Community Health Worker make patient calls post-discharge from COVID-19 hospitalizations and Emergency Department visits. Once all elements of the program were implemented UM CRMC has seen a significant decrease in COVID-19 readmissions and pneumonia admissions from our community.


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