August2013

Time is Muscle: Quick-thinking staff save visitor’s life

While visiting his new great-grandchild on the Mother/Baby unit, Mr. Y began having chest pain. He has a history of myocardial infarctions and thinking he was just having angina, took nitroglycerine. But then he started feeling faint and sweaty. Jessica Cotti, RN, Kendall Kelly, RN and Kris Gibson, RN recognized[…]

  1. Christine Mortejo: Proud to belong to an organization with highly skilled staff! Saving lives is what we do, glad to know Mr.…

  2. saisa neel: He was in the right place, at the right time, with the right people doing the right things---Keeping it Great!!

  3. Tina Andersen: That's an amazing story! Great job M/B nurses!!

  4. Lynn Dorsey: Wonderful story and outcome! Congrats to the staff, especially the M/B staff.

  5. carol Namo: Way to Go M/B nurses and all the teams that intervened!!!! Awesome job!

So you want to be published? Write something for theChat!

Last May, the Communications Initiative conducted a survey about how we can improve nursing communication. We asked for feedback about what you would like to read in our nursing blog, theChat. You responded: Educational opportunities Accomplishments of other nurses Personal stories Changes in practice Satisfaction scores What antics Sherry is[…]

Rookies no more! July 2012 new grads complete their first year as RNs

The 2012 July cohort of new grads completed their first year as rookies and celebrated with a graduation ceremony on July 18, 2013 in the Health Science Institute. They’ve completed the Nursing Graduate Internship program and have successfully made the transition from being student nurses to registered nurses. Their colleagues[…]

  1. Christine Mortejo: Congratulations, Patrick. You are indeed a great team player. We're glad to have you with us at the ACE!

  2. Carrie Jackson: Congrats Katie and Jen from L&D... You guys are a wonderful addition to our awesome L&D TEAM!!!

  3. carol Namo: Congratulations to all of you. We are fortunate to have such wonderful new nurses. Lindsey, Lisa, and Jessica, you have…

Who are we? Complete the Nursing Workforce Data questionnaire

Collecting accurate and current data on our nurses’ expertise is important — it helps enable us to invest our resources appropriately, ensuring we meet your needs.  As part of our Magnet application, this information presents a snapshot of our nursing team. We need each and every nurse at AAMC to participate! Access the survey here — it[…]

  1. Paula: I think it took me 2.125 minutes!!!

  2. Holly: I just took my survey - only 12 questions and took me 2 minutes!

Join us for AAMC’s Journal Club!

The members of the Nursing Research Council are proud to announce AAMC’s new monthly Journal Club! Join us for a lively discussion – we’ll agree, we’ll disagree, we’ll laugh, we’ll learn. Journal Clubs are a fun and interesting way to improve knowledge of current research, apply research and best practice models to[…]

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week: Nurses are key to a successful start

World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 – 7, 2013) was started  twenty years ago by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network of individuals and organizations—including the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).  Maryland has gone a step further and will use the entire[…]