February2011

OBS celebrates African-American History Month

Henrietta Lacks was recognized by the Observation Unit in honor of African-American History Month. Below, her compelling story.          Ms. Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951) lived most of her life in Clover, Virginia, as a tobacco farmer. She married David Lacks as a teen and they had five children. They moved to Baltimore County in 1943[…]

From new grad to seasoned nurse

The Nursing Graduate Internship is a yearlong program that supports the transition of new graduate nurses as they journey from classroom theory to real-life bedside nursing. Together, they’ve studied nursing skills, effective communication, critical thinking—even financial planning and stress management—and are well on their way to becoming seasoned AAMC nurses.[…]

  1. Christine: This is such a wonderful event. It really closes a chapter for our new grads who are now strong members…

  2. Mary Owens: Congrats to all but especially to my ONC gals! :)

  3. Margaret Saul: How fortunate we are to have our 2010 cohorts working along side of us. I am impressed by the level…

There’s something about Mary – Mary Cohn, RN honored with DAISY Award

Last week, Mary Cohn, RN, who works in AAMCs Special Care Unit, was presented with The DAISY Award. This national foundation and award was established to recognize extraordinary bedside nurses, honoring the compassion, knowledge and care that they provide their patients every day. Mary’s coworkers from SCU packed into the 6th floor conference room to show their support.[…]

  1. Vicky: How wonderful! I am so happy and proud of you. Congratulations Mary!!!

  2. Geri Raber: Congratulations, Mary! Looks like this was a well deserved and emotional event for you. We are lucky to have you…

  3. Stephanie Thompson: Conratulations Mary! It was wonderful to read how your coworkers respect and admire you. What a special honor and blesing…

  4. Christine: We are so delighted and proud of you. What a great celebration this was. Thanks for everything you do for…

  5. Megan Tyler: Congratulations Mary! You truly derserve this honor. I am so lucky to have been a witness to your care, compassion,…

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March 6–12 is National Patient Safety Awareness Week. Are you IN?

  Now, more than ever in the patient safety landscape, a focus on empowering patients and strengthening patient-provider communications are seen as paramount to reducing error within the health system and reducing readmission rates. Equally important is the need to understand the impact of cultural diversity and inherent safety risks[…]

AAMC designated as a Cardiac Intervention Center

In September 2010, the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services System (MIEMSS), who oversee and coordinate all components of Maryland’s EMS system, called for applications from hospitals interested in being designated as a Cardiac Intervention Center (CIC). Much like our Stroke Center designation, receiving this recognition would require EMS providers[…]

  1. Julia Blackburn: This designation only supports the fact that this is a team effort. We in the cath lab are not the…

  2. Debbie Whitehead: This is a great service we are able to provide our community. It is a privilege to be able to…

  3. Maryann Kane: How exiting that everyones hard work is paying off! Congratulations to all and thank you for letting me be a…

  4. Heidi M.: It is a privilage to work with such a skilled and dedicated group!

Help us improve nursing communication at AAMC – and win a fabulous prize!

The Communications Initiative wants to keep you connected with Nursing news at AAMC using the Traveling Coffee House, Nursing Blog, emails, newsletters, and more. To continue to keep you in the loop, we need to know: what works for you and what doesn’t? Please click here to take AAMC’s Nursing[…]

A super Saturday for Pediatric Surgery

We’ve all heard of Super Sunday, but recently, we here at AAMC had a Super Saturday. On Feb. 5, our Pediatric Surgery seminar, “Smooth Sailing: The New Wave of Pediatric Surgery at AAMC,” had an attendance of 80 medical professionals! Sherry B. Perkins, Ph.D., R.N. and Mike Clemmens, M.D. warmly[…]

  1. Anne Patterson: Just an FYI we had to postpone the Feb 28th (today) pediatric inservice until June.

Medication administration is complex – and so is human behavior

Medication administration is a complex process involving multiple interactions among patients, physicians, pharmacists and nurses. Numerous technologies have been implemented to reduce the risk of medication errors, however, there remains a wide range of human factors that can impact medication administration. Join the Quality and Safety Department and Dr. Bob Feroli,[…]

  1. Laurie: Good News! The MNA contact hours (1.5) has been APPROVED. It's not too late to sign up for this informative,…

  2. Sheri Poretz: I think this will be an excellent lecture to attend. We can always benefit from learning new ways to think…

  3. monicam: Dr. Feroli spoke to my Phamacology class, way back when I was a nursing student at Hopkins. Everyone told me…