September2014

Oct 21 Journal Club covers “Palliative Care in Advanced Cancer Patients: How and When”

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! Next up: Palliative Care in Advanced Cancer Patients: How and When? Monday, October 20, 2014 12-1 pm 2nd floor conference room, South Tower Presented by Jessalyn Barbour, MSN,[…]

Weighing in at 9 pounds and 700 pages, AAMC’s Chest Pain Center application is complete!

On September 24, 2014 at 12:30 PM EDT, after a prolonged and sometimes painful labor, AAMC’s Chest Pain Center proudly announced the birth of “The Binder” (a.k.a. Cycle IV Chest Pain Center Application). Weighing in at 9 lbs, 8 oz. and just under 700 pages long, the application demonstrates the evidence[…]

What’s the real answer to, “What is Magnet?” Sherry Perkins shares her thoughts.

Dear Nursing Staff, These are the remarks I shared after our Magnet® designation call. Congratulations for achieving outstanding results in quality, patient satisfaction, and in your practice environment. It is these results, by you, that achieved this designation.  It is through you that continued results will be achieved. Thank you for[…]

  1. carol Namo: Sherry, thank you for putting it so eloquently. We also have a wonderful nurse leader who spurs us on. We…

  2. Colleen: can't read this without crying....

Nurses, you’re invited to attend these interdisciplinary continuing education opportunities

                Check out these three upcoming educational events, nurses welcome! Sleeve Gastrectomy: The Newest Approach to Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8am–Noon This course will provide the audience with an update on the current status of bariatric and metabolic[…]

AAMC achieves Magnet recognition

Today is a day that will be forever etched in our organization’s history – it is with tremendous pride that we announce that AAMC has received Magnet designation as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® – the highest honor an organization can receive for nursing[…]

2 upcoming MNA events you don’t want to miss!

First up, the Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) Local Evidence-Based Nursing Clinical Projects and MNA District 3 Meeting Monday, Sept. 29, 6-8 p.m. 11 Carvel Circle, Edgewater, MD 21037 RSVP to dcsquare@comcast.net Presentations Hospitalized Patient Outreach – Cindy Bennoit, BSN, RN SMART Discharge Protocol – Tina Andersen, BSN, RN And coming up soon![…]

It’s not just another survey. What does it show? Check out the data here.

We hope you’ve had a chance to take the 2014 Nursing Data Workforce questionnaire by now. If not, access it here. It’ll take you less than 5 minutes and it’s important to the future of nursing here at AAMC. Why? The results show us where we should invest our resources and ensures[…]