March2014

Interested in climbing the Clinical Ladder? Sherry and Shahde share their tips and tools!

Let’s get climbing! Join Sherry Perkins, COO/CNO, and Shahde Graham-Coker, RN, as they share their tips and tricks for successfully climbing AAMC’s Clinical Ladder. Hands-on help and resources provided. Jenn Romero will also review resources for obtaining your BSN, MSN, or professional certification. Sherry and Shahde’s Tips & Tools for Climbing the Clinical[…]

Nursing Grand Rounds on April 25: The Patient Peer Mentor

Patient Peer Mentors are the newest members of our healthcare team. Formerly patients themselves, they have been trained to mentor and support those going through a similar diagnosis. Patient Peer Mentors collaborate with patients and their medical team, acting as positive role models — providing hope, encouragement and understanding. Speakers[…]

Learn more about AAMC’s evidence-based respiratory care protocol at April’s Journal Club

What’s one quick and easy way to improve your knowledge of current research and determine practical ways to apply it to your nursing practice? Attend AAMC’s Journal Clubs! This month’s topic: the evidence behind AAMC’s respiratory care protocol. The development and implementation of this respiratory care protocol marks a significant change in the way care is[…]

Letter of thanks to CCU nurses Beth Scalley & Colleen Crowe-Elville: “We owe a debt of gratitude that can never be paid”

At AAMC, patient- and family-centered care (PFCC) isn’t just something we talk about doing, it’s how we care for patients every day. Here, a patient’s son writes in to recognize two special CCU nurses who show how PFCC is done at the bedside — they made a difference in the life of their patient and his family. Way to[…]

  1. Becky Holland: Beth and Colleen are two top-notch nurses, and it's great to see them get recognition for the great care they…

    • Colleen Crowe-Elville: Thank you Becky. You recognize what you are. We miss your wonderful care in CCU.

Critical Care Consortium to be held at AAMC

The Chesapeake Critical Care Consortium will be held at AAMC this May. This valuable review will benefit experienced nurses and those preparing for certification. AAMC Nurses may attend free of charge but registration is required. Sponsored by AAMC and the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of American Association of Critical Care Nurses[…]

  1. Jenn Robinson: I would like to attend at least two of the days

    • Rande Dent: Hi Jenn Great to learn of your interest. Please let me know which 2 dates and provide me with a…

After 34 years at AAMC, we wish Linda Blizzard, RN, a happy retirement!

After 34 years, AAMC is saying farewell to Linda Blizzard, RN! Please join us on March 28 from 3-5pm in the Rotary Room to celebrate Linda’s retirement. Linda says she has many, many fond memories and will miss all the friends she has made. She has worked on B3 (telemetry unit[…]

  1. Norma Davis: Linda-I wish you all the best! You're a great nurse and a great person, thanks so much for all you…

  2. Sandy Fox: Relax,enjoy and have fun! We will miss you. Sandy

  3. Deb Keane: Good luck Linda ! You will be missed !

Edwards patient thanks staff, says, “My stay in the hospital was, in a word — refreshing!”

A letter of thanks from a patient who has many kind things to say about all the staff who helped him through his recent surgery. Way to go, Edwards team! It has been just a few days since my surgery at the Edwards Surgery Center. I am now home and recovering[…]

Missed the March Journal Club on sleep apnea? Review key points here.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder in which the flow of air pauses or decreases during breathing while sleeping because the airway has become narrowed, blocked, or floppy. Denise Matteson, BSN, RN, CAPA, presented the research on perioperative management of obstructive sleep apnea at the March Journal Club. If[…]

Save the date for the annual MNA Convention: “Nurses – Today’s Healthcare Compass”

Mark your calendars for the 111th Annual Convention of the Maryland Nurses Association on October 16-17, 2014, here at AAMC. The theme is “Nurses – Today’s Healthcare Compass.” The MNA is looking for cutting edge presentations that demonstrate the leadership role nurses have in healthcare. Are you interested? Click here[…]