May2014

Need money for school? Apply for Project Advance by June 13.

The Project Advance (HSCRC) Grant Program is a career advancement program at AAMC that offers financial assistance and mentoring support for employees seeking a degree in the field of nursing. Project Advance funds can be used to pay for tuition, books, and certain essential supply expenses. Think you may apply?[…]

Does shared governance work?

Last week, we heard from Cheryl Briggs of the EBP/Research Council and Mary Hantske from the Clinical Education Council in the blog article, Decisions. Decisions. Shared Governance gives us all a voice. Today, two nurses from the Professional Nurse Council (PNC), a council that acts as a voice for nursing[…]

Reiki: Hype or Help? Learn more at AAMC’s June 16 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! Effects of Reiki on Anxiety, Depression, Pain, and Physiological Factors in Community-Dwelling Older Adults Monday, June 16, 2014 12-1 pm 2nd floor conference room, South Tower Presented by Lisa Laking,[…]

Remembering our military nurses — we thank you.

On Memorial Day, we honor and remember our military nurses, those working here at AAMC and all across our nation. We also thank their families for the sacrifices made on behalf of our nation. Happy Memorial Day to all our AAMC staff.

  1. Amy Kohler: Thank you for remembering :) Amy Kohler RN BSN CNOR..former Navy Nurse

  2. Kim McCarthy: Memorialize as nurses by researching any medical military personnel in your family and sharing their heroic story. Celebrating and remembering…

Toxic chemicals? Hazmat suits? Just another day of training for AAMC staff at the Center for Domestic Preparedness.

Preparing for the future can be a scary and daunting task. However, not being prepared can be far more terrifying.  Recently, I joined fellow AAMC employees Patty Sherman, Emergency Management Coordinator, Mark Page, Ortho Tech, Denise Matteson, Clinical Educator, Edwards Surgical Pavilion, and Jennifer Harrington, Vice President for Support and Clinical[…]

Magnet® Monday: Decisions, decisions. Shared governance gives us all a voice.

Nursing plays a vital role in decisions that impact our practice. One structure at AAMC which ensures nursing participation in these decisions is our Shared Governance Council structure: What does each council do? Click here for Councils at a Glance, a chart explaining each council’s purpose and oversight. What does[…]

  1. Brandy Brown: It has made me a better nurse! I feel empowered to advocate for our profession and for our patients. I…

UpToDate now available remotely and on your smart phone

Do you use UpTodate to check on drug interactions, learn more about your patients’ medical conditions or review practice updates? This resource includes more than 10,000 topics covering general internal medicine and more than 20 specialties; a drug database and drug interaction tool (in partnership with Lexicomp®); nearly 1,500 patient education[…]

  1. chamrock: Go under Client Access, then Medical Library to find UpToDate on our hospital network. Thanks for the great resource, Joyce!

NICU nurse Carin Weinreich, RN, receives The DAISY Award

Carin Weinreich, a staff nurse in the NICU, was the recipient of The DAISY Award on the evening of May 5, 2014. The DAISY Award was established to recognize extraordinary bedside nurses — honoring the compassion, knowledge and care that they provide to their patients every day. As per AAMC tradition, Carin was[…]

  1. Barb Buckley: Way to go Carin! You show compassion and caring each and every day with your patients and families, truly a…

  2. Karen Goldman: With gratitude for the difference Carin made. Thanks for being a true caring and compassionate leader and a role model…

  3. Kristyn: Congratulations Carin!