March2014

Celebrate Child Life Specialist Month! Learn more about our kid-friendly programs.

Before her surgery, Caitlin Pullins, a six year-old with a toothless grin, sits with Meghan Siegel, CCLS, and participates in medical play. Meghan, a certified Child Life Specialist, works in the Pediatric department and helps children, like Caitlin and her family, effectively cope with a hospitalization.  Children may not understand[…]

A thank you from AAMC’s patient and family advisors, “You never know the difference you make”

On February 7, 2014, the Patient Family Advisory Council of AAMC sponsored Nursing Grand Rounds, Stonger Together: What patient and family advisors want you to know. Juliette Schlucter, a nationally recognized Patient and Family Centered Care consultant, was the keynote speaker. Her powerful presentation was given to a multidisciplinary group[…]

AAMC staff find “true joy” in Uganda

Jessie Paltell, RN (GSU), Becca Burnett, BSN, RN (GSU), and Steve Roy, PCT (Joint/Spine), recently returned from Uganda, where they volunteered their time as medical professionals with a church group. This story is sure to bring a smile to your face. Thanks Jessie, Becca, and Steve for this beautiful example[…]

  1. Malori: So proud to work with such amazing people! Great job!

  2. Anne Peters, RN: I would like to chime in here if I may. As team lead for my third trip to Uganda, I…

  3. Liz Cariaga: This story warms the heart. People go into the Health Profession for many reasons, but the common thread is to…

  4. Nicole Campbell: Way to go guys! So proud of Becca & Jessie! GSU is lucky to have such wonderful nurses like you…

  5. Steff Dolle: This was a wonderful experience for those that went, as well for the families that received updates, listened to their…

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The Grow a Nurse scholarship: From Nurses, for Nurses

Last year, AAMC nurses raised $5,000 towards the Grow a Nurse scholarship – a scholarship funded by nurses and awarded to a fellow nurse enrolled in school. Last year, Charlotte Wallace, AAMC’s Sustainability Coordinator, was the recipient.  “It was an honor to receive the Grow a Nurse scholarship last year,”[…]

  1. Brandy Brown: Best money I ever spent!!!!!!!!!!

March 17 Journal Club: the perioperative management of obstructive sleep apnea, an important wake-up call

Here’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! Details for the March Journal Club meeting are as follows: Perioperative Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Monday, March. 17, 2014 12-1pm Rotary Room Presented by Denise Matteson, BSN, RN, CAPA[…]

Let AAMC’s Registered Dieticians help you “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”

Taste is often the most influential factor driving what we eat — and it’s important that we find the balance between choosing the food we like with food that provides the nutrients we need. This March, we celebrate National Nutrition Month, with the theme, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” Eating right sounds easy, but let’s[…]