May2010

“Turn our POWs to WOWs? We’re Makin’ the SHIFT!” by Irma Holland, MSN, RN

One of the highlights of Nurses Week has been the seminar presented by Vicki Hess, M.S., R.N., C.S.P. entitled SHIFT to Professional Paradise: Navigating the Twists and Turns of Healthcare Today. About one hundred staff turned out to attend the two seminars. What a great event! We sang, we danced, we laughed— and all the while we[…]

  1. Deanna M. Leone, RN, BSN: I would like to give a big Thank You to the Professional Nursing Council, otherwise known as PNC, for inviting…

“Sowing the Seeds of Excellence: AAMC’s DAISY Award Program” by Linda Tabisz, BSN, RN

AAMC recently implemented a new reward program for nurses.  The DAISY award is a national program  established to recognize extraordinary nurses, honoring the compassion, knowledge and care that bedside nurses provide their patients every day.  DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. It was formed in 2000[…]

“Cath Lab Techs Help Make Nurses Week Special” by Debbie Whitehead, RN

I work in the Cardiac Cath Lab.  The techs in my area have gone over the top to make Nurses Week special for all the cath lab nurses.  They brought in breakfast and have arranged to have a vendor bring us lunch each day.  In addition to this, they have given[…]

  1. lil Bnachero: I love these!!!! I can tell who everyone is from Deb to Maria!

  2. Deb Keane: I agree - I have never been treated so well! The Rad Techs in the Cath Lab go above and…

  3. Gena Ryan: I just want to take the opportunity to extend on the thanks that Deb has given the techs in the…

On the Road to Healthy Skin

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by AVEENO® and Rite Aid, was in the area this week. The Tour, now in its third year, provides free, full-body skin exams by local dermatologists. The Tour bus (a 38-foot RV with two exam rooms) makes an estimated 80[…]