In the early days of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Duke Health assembled a COVID-19 Response Team (now named Duke Health Leadership) and, along with Duke Health Nursing, began to hold virtual town halls where they discussed Duke Health’s and Duke Nursing’s clinical response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each town hall has a theme, panelists, and a Q&A session for participants. All have been held virtually. Some themes include: COVID-19 patient surge preparations, COVID-19 testing, nursing issues, PPE, COVID-19 patient care, clinical and operations updates, COVID-19 vaccine, return to school, Duke Health’s voter registration and turnout initiative for the 2020 elections, and Moments to Movement (Duke Health’s collective stand against systemic racism and injustice).
The DUMCA is actively collecting this content for our holdings in order to document the day to day actions of the Duke University Health System during the COVID-19 Pandemic. While the bulk of this content contains the above mentioned videos, the DUMCA also collected more content from the Duke Health COVID-19 website including the Document Library files; Duke Health marketing plans; other video messages pertaining to Duke Health's clinical response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and images taken by Shawn Rocco, photographer and multimedia producer for Duke Health Marketing & Communications as he traveled between Duke University, Duke Regional and Duke Raleigh hospitals to document the many ways employees prepare and care for patients with COVID-19.
This blog post was contributed by Assistant Director and Technical Services Head Lucy Waldrop.