August2016

Professional Power Hour: Are Nurses Recognizing Delirium?

Are Nurses Recognizing Delirium? Wednesday, September 7, 2016 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 2nd floor Conference Room, South Tower Speakers Danette Reading, BSN, RN, Clinical Educator, ACE Sharolyn Bush, MSN, RN, Clinical Director, SCU Delirium is a common, but frequently undetected, complication in hospitalized elderly patients. In fact, reports indicate that[…]

Support for your COPD and adult asthma patients — welcome AAMC’s Pulmonary Disease Navigator

AAMC now has a Pulmonary Disease Navigator, Jennifer Sayles. Here’s some information about how she can help you care for your COPD and adult asthma patients: The Pulmonary Disease Navigator: is a consultant and educator in the multi-disciplinary care of patients with COPD and adult asthma. -provides support, education, coordination[…]

Future Olympians? Nike donates Matthew Centrowitz-inspired shoes to AAMC newborns

Last week, moms, dads and newborns at AAMC were excited to receive a special delivery: Nike baby shoes! The limited edition shoes were in honor of hometown athlete Matthew Centrowitzand his gold medal in the 1500 meter race at the Rio Olympics. Each pair of shoes included a note to[…]

The kids are headed back to school, but YOU can learn from home, from work, or even from the sidelines of the soccer field

The mornings are cooler, preseason football has begun, and all of a sudden every store smells like pumpkins spice… fall is approaching. Our kids are all headed back to school to engage in a new season of learning — and you can too! Try CEdirect. As an AAMC nurse, you[…]

Mom’s stroke “was really scary,” but grateful family thanks ED and NCU for excellent care

This letter is a good reminder to each of us that our patients and families are often working though a variety of emotions when they walk (or are brought) through our doors — past memories of losing a loved one at AAMC may affect the way they view their experience.[…]

Lauren Smith, RN, was 400 miles from home when someone asked her, “Do you work at AAMC?”

Lauren Smith, a 24-year veteran of AAMC who has worked in the PACU for the last 16 years, shared this story of how word has gotten around about the excellent care offered at AAMC. Recently, my husband and I visited our daughter, Caroline, at Northeastern University in Boston for parents’[…]

  1. Cheryl Brigs: Dear Lauren, Thank you so much for sharing this story. As a NICU nurse at AAMC, it warmed my heart!

  2. Jenn King: Great story Lauren!!

Going for the Gold in Nursing Excellence — an Olympic-themed Nursing Grand Rounds celebration

Nursing Grand Rounds Going for the Gold in Nursing Excellence Monday, September 12, 2016 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Doordan Institute Join us in a celebrating AAMC’s two-year Magnet® designation anniversary. Hear staff from all over the hospital share the stories that illustrate our continued gold-standard performance in quality, patient satisfaction, and[…]

Nursing Councils Report for April/May/June

Nursing Research Evidence-Based Practice Council Chair: Cathaleen Ley, PhD, RN Co-Chair: Cheryl Briggs, BSN, RN Journal Club: April- “Identifying Pediatric Emergence Delirium by Using the PAED Scale” presented by Jennifer King, MSN, RN and Michelle Lusby, BSN, RN May- “Religious Values and Healthcare Accommodations Voices from the American Muslim Community” presented[…]