Working to help slow the pandmeic

The staff at UW Health's Infusion Center asked how they could be of help
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MADISON, Wis (WKBT) – Not all heroes wear capes, but they are always there when needed.

The staff at UW Health’s Infusion Center asked how they could be of help during the pandemic.

Ultimately, they used their skills to provide life-saving medicine to patients with cancer, and COVID-19 patients as well.

After monoclonal antibody treatments were approved for COVID-19 patients, the staff began expanding their responsibilities to offer this care.

Center staff has treated more than 300 people with the antibodies, and so far, reviews have been good.

“We didn’t have a lot of follow-up with patients, but the few that we heard about they would tell us that within 12 hours, 24 hours they felt so much better, symptoms were better. I even know one person who was saying that their taste and their smell were going away, and 24, 48 hours later they had it back. And so it really had an impact on some people,” said Jessica Branson DNP, the Nurse Manager at the Infusion Center.

The Infusion Center began administering monoclonal antibodies in November when Wisconsin was facing the worst of the COVID-19 surge.