Welcome to the Winter Newsletter! As the holidays approach us with an increase in the hussle and bussle of everyday life, it’s sometimes easy for the feeling of overwhelm to be the primary driver of our mental space. We at UTMRC are sending our sincere holiday blessings to all those… read more
Welcome to the Summer Newsletter! With Summer here and abundant outdoor activities in full swing, it’s always helpful for personal readiness and emergency preparedness to be a part of our lives if the need arises. We focus on three areas in this edition, including opioid overdose, stopping the bleed and… read more
After graduating from the University of Texas School of Nursing at Austin, I spent my nursing career as an operating room nurse, and worked at the only trauma hospital in Austin at the time, Brackenridge. I was in charge of Cardiovascular surgery. We also went through another pandemic during that… read more
Welcome to the Spring Newsletter! Our focus for this time of year is to create awareness on being prepared in an emergency and to ensure you and your family are READY. The newsletter will also cover UTMRC Disaster Preparedness Training, Tips for self-care, and Spotlight on Volunteers.
Many of our UTMRC members are very talented and gifted with hearts that give to others. They inspire and lead with skill and competence. Such is our feature for this quarterly: Christine McIver, RN, BSN. A member of UTMRC since 2017, she has augmented her work as a critical care nurse… read more
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to each and everyone of the UTMRC family!! We hope all are staying well and productive duringthese challenging times. Our newsletter for 2022 will be sent out to all active members on a quarterly basis. The purpose is twofold. One, to maintain connection with our volunteer… read more
As a volunteer with the UT Medical Reserve Corps, I began partnering with Shalonda Horton and Courtney Kaleta last July, and continued with Whitney Thurman this past October, in the delivery of vaccines to the unhoused population of Austin. This was accomplished through UT Austin’s Vaccine Administration Mobile Operations (VAMOS)… read more