October2010

Emergency Nurses Week: Oct 10-16

According to the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), there are 100,000 emergency nurses in the United States—enough to fill Camden Yards…twice! The ninety nurses who staff AAMC’s Emergency Department (ED) see close to 78,000 patients annually—about 210 adult and pediatric patients each day. Our amazing ED team cares for a community[…]

AAMC staff support Baby Shower, benefiting families in our community

Each May, the Auxiliary holds an annual Baby Shower. Members bring in baby clothes and supplies, as well as monetary gifts, which are used to purchase items for making up layette bags. Baby outfits, tee shirts, blankets (which are hand-knitted or crocheted by our volunteers), socks, baby bibs, small toy[…]

Stephanie Thompson, RN, honored with DAISY Award

This week, Stephanie Thompson, RN, who works in AAMC’s ACP OR, was presented with a DAISY Award. 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. Over 30 of Stephanie’s coworkers crammed into the[…]

  1. Joyce Becker: Sephanie, Congradulations on your award, you certainly deserve it, I miss working with such a caring professional Joyce

We’ve been busy! AAMC’s Nursing Strategic Plan updates

Evidence-Based Nursing Co-leads: Cathaleen Ley and Jennifer Herizig. Committee Cheryl Briggs, Jackie Johnson, Joyce Miller, Mary Cohn, Fiona St Remy, Elizabeth Marr. Changed name from Nursing Research to Evidence-Based Nursing, better reflecting the primary focus of the council. Set goals to develop resources to support evidence-based practice (EBP), as well[…]

  1. Lou Marinacci: Could not help but notice under the heading "New 2011 Health Education Class coming soon; Men's Health Education". Would like…

Boosting Benefits for Weekend Alternative Staff

 “How many holidays am I required to work?” “Do some units let their nurses take off two weeks during the summer?” “Why is it my turn to float?” These are just some of the tough questions the Staffing & Scheduling committee—part of AAMC’s Nursing Strategic Planning team—has struggled to address[…]

  1. J. Redmond, RNC: This is fantastic! Thank you so much for looking out for WEA employees. It is very much appreciated!