April2013

MAGNET MONDAY: Nothing about me, without me

At the recent Maryland Patient Safety Conference, Joanna Kaufman of the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care, Lucretia Jackson, AAMC’s patient family advisor on the Patient Safety Committee, and Rita Linnenkamp, RN, co-lead for the Patient- & Family-Centered Care initiative, teamed up to present “Patient Safety/Patient and Family Advisors[…]

  1. Rita Linnenkamp: Kelly, To meet the specific needs of the older adult population and their families, we are opening an ACE unit…

  2. Kelly Swan: Hey, it's Kelly from Marketing. Yesterday I attended the IPFCC conference session about Caring for Older Adults. I'm thankful to…

Patient says BIG thank you to Joint Center nurses and staff

Remembering the first 24 hours following surgery is often quite difficult for a patient. Barbara Cromwell agrees. She doesn’t recall much in those initial hours after her hip surgery, but she does remember the amazing care she received from her doctor, his Physician’s Assistant, and the wonderful nursing, therapy and[…]

  1. Tina Andersen: You guys are AWESOME!!! What a great way to be recognized for the wonderful work you do every day! xoxo

  2. kristina gibson: Yeah Joint Center!! I am always so PROUD of you guys!! Congrats to an amazing team!!

Grow a Nurse: A scholarship from Nurses, for Nurses

Balancing work, nursing school and family is tough – and the financial burden can be steep. Have you ever wanted to lend a hand to a colleague in this situation, but didn’t know what you could do?   The Grow a Nurse Nursing Scholarship provides an annual award to a[…]

  1. Brandy Brown: Let's surpass the goal, and show our pride for nursing!

Congrats to last quarter’s DAISY nominees! Nominate a nurse for this quarter before April 19.

Would you like to recognize a peer for their excellent, compassionate care? Please click here to access the online DAISY nomination form by Friday, April 19. Hardcopies of the nomination form are also available on your unit. Congratulations to all AAMC’s DAISY nominees from last quarter! A big thank you to all[…]

  1. Deb Keane: Congrats to all !

  2. Brandy: Congratualations to Bob and all of the extraordinary nursing nominees!

Have a great quality improvement or research idea? Apply for a Bedside Scientist Grant

Want to be part of the solution in improving care to our patients? Become a Bedside Scientist and receive up to $1,000 in grant funding to conduct your quality improvement project or research study. Grant funding is available to all clinical staff including nursing and clinical support staff. The Nursing[…]

  1. Toni Schiller: If you have a "HEART" for all things Cardiovascular and are looking for ideas to participate in the Bedside Scientist…

Patient writes, Oncology team “made me feel valued and respected”

A special shout-out to the Oncology team from a patient who calls them “professional,” “compassionate,” “courteous,”  “dependable,” “cordial,” “caring,” and more. Wow, way to go, Oncology! Recently, I was a patient in your ER, where it was confirmed I had cellulitis in my lower right leg. I was assigned to[…]

  1. Jan Clemons: I'm so proud of our staff. They simply go the 2nd mile every day they work! It's an honor to…