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February 04, 2011

Hello All Volunteers

THANK YOU for giving your time to serve the patients in the Cardiovascular Center. You are greatly appreciated, and our programs are a success because of your help.

Re: Updates

1/ Ruti Volk is no longer our librarian manager. She has transferred into the position of Patient Education Librarian with the UMHS. Congratulations to Rudi. We will miss her and the wonderful work she has done both here in the CVC-MWRC and the PERC in the Cancer Center. FYI, A new librarian manager may be hired in the next few weeks.

2/ Our Tech Program (formerly iPod Program) has been updated. We also have iPads and Laptops available for patients and families.

Posted by bmckinne at 11:54 AM | Comments (0)

New Infection Control Cleaning Procedures

(To be read by both MWRC Staff and all Volunteers).

The UMHS Infection Control Policy for cleaning electronic devices (such as iPods, iPads, and Laptops) loaned to patients has been revised.

Please click on the following link for the revised policy. https://sitemaker.umich.edu/mwrcintranet/cleaning_instructions

Any questions, please contact me. Thanks for all of your help.

Posted by bmckinne at 11:38 AM | Comments (0)

Contact Precautions - Please Review

(This entry should be read by both MWRC Staff and All Volunteers).

Hello Volunteers:
There are changes to the MWRC Intranet Section Important Note about Loaning to In-Patients in Isolation (formerly Contact Precautions).

Please review the section by clicking on the following link: https://sitemaker.umich.edu/mwrcintranet/patients_in_contact_precautions

Any questions, please contact me. Thanks much for all your help!

Posted by bmckinne at 11:34 AM | Comments (0)

REPOST FROM RUTI VOLK FROM February 26, 2009 – Re: Connecting the iPods (and iPads) to the WiFi

Added Note: this message is for both Reference volunteers and Tech Squad volunteers)

Hello Volunteers,
It is always a good idea to connect iPods (and iPads) to the WiFi before each checkout. The connection is created in two steps:

Step One: selecting the guest network in the iPod's Settings

Step Two: logging in to the guest network.

In most cases all our iPods already have the guest network selected in their Settings, but sometimes this selection is lost and needs to be re-set. To do that locate and touch the Settings icon on the one of the main screens. (It will say Settings underneath a picture of machine parts.)

Next, touch the WiFi application. When you see the screen which says Wi-Fi ON, turn it off by touching the ON button. Wait for several seconds, and then turn it back ON by touching the OFF button.

Once Wi-Fi is once again ON, make sure that a checkmark appears next to guest under the Choose a Network option.

After the Guest network is selected in the Settings it will be possible to logon through the Web.

Every time the iPod is turned off, it logs out of the guest network, this is why you need to log back on after it is turned back on again.

To do that, tap on the Safari icon. Type in a URL. You will get a message asking you accept the website certificate. Tap "Yes".

Next you will seethe long yellow page which is the welcome page to the guest network. Scroll down until you find the text boxes at the bottom. Type in a last name and an email address and tap "Continue". You will get another page on which you will have to tap "continue" again and you are done!

Please don't hesitate to ask at the Reference Desk or one of our Tech Squad Volunteers to help you with this or any other application.

Posted by bmckinne at 11:01 AM | Comments (0)

REPOST FROM September 28, 2009 – Re: Absences and Contact Info

Re: Absences, please email and leave a voice mail message for me (do both).

I would like to be notified of absences for personal reasons/school activities as early as possible.

Re: Absence for illness, please send email and voice message before 9am on your volunteer day.

My contact info is email: bmckinne@med.umich.edu and office phone: 734-232-4120. Thanks

Posted by bmckinne at 10:58 AM | Comments (0)

REPOST FROM October 26, 2010 - Re: Missed Shifts and Subbing

Please make up missed shifts by subbing for each other. Also, there may be days when a makeup shift can be done on the same day in the afternoon. You can email our entire group for subbing requests at CVCiPodSquad@umich.edu. The iPod Volunteer calendar and individual contact info is on our intranet site on the Volunteers Page at https://sitemaker.umich.edu/mwrcintranet/volunteers.
Thanks for all of your good work.

Posted by bmckinne at 10:45 AM | Comments (0)