April2017

Bioethics Nurse Ambassadors — ethics champions for your unit

This past weekend, many AAMC nurses gathered to attend training that would prepare them to become Bioethics Nurse Ambassadors. These nurses will be ethics champions to their units, serving as a resource person.  They will improve their familiarity of current ethical issues in healthcare, discover options to decrease their sense[…]

Lil Banchero, MSN, RN, featured on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s online talk show

Lil Banchero, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Patient Flow/Nursing Operations/Geriatrics, was recently featured on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s online talk show. She shared her expertise on the subject of “age friendly” healthcare. We are all very proud of Lil and of all the work many are doing to better the[…]

Free training to become a certified diabetes self-management leader

Anne Arundel Medical Center and the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging are collaborating to provide training for nurses to become certified diabetes self-management leaders. Diabetes self-management leaders are trained to facilitate Stanford’s six-week Living Well with Diabetes program for adults living with pre-diabetes or type 2. The training will[…]

Congratulations to Samantha Campbell, Eliza Falcone, and Vanisha Owens — the first to achieve AAMC’s CNA Clinical Ladder!

Last week, AAMC held our very first CNA Clinical Ladder Board. All three applicants, Samantha Campbell (Oncology), Eliza Falcone (Oncology), and Vanisha Owens (4 Medical), achieved the highest level in the Ladder, a Level 3. Each applicant did incredible work and was heavily involved on their units and within the[…]

  1. Brittany Briscoe: Way to go Vanisha !!!

  2. Kelly Johnson: Congrats Ladies! Great work, you should be very proud of yourselves.

  3. Mary Cohn: All three did an incredible amount of work and they should be very proud of themselves! I am so happy…

Patient’s sister thanks ICU staff, especially nurses Bob O’Bryhim and Mark Damron for extraordinary care

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 sister writes in to recognize the ICU team, as well as two special ICU nurses, who show how PFCC is done at the bedside – they made a difference in the life of[…]

  1. carol brumsted: Congratulations Bob and Mark. this family member is confirming what your co-workers already know; you both are amazing!

“Grow A Nurse” helps AAMC Nurses spring forward in their education

(Above: Tori Bayless, AAMC President and CEO, Carol Fickinger, RN, Sarah Freburger, RN, and Jan Wood, AAMC Foundation President and Chief Development Officer, celebrate Sarah’s 2016 Grow A Nurse scholarship.) Imagine how much could be donated if every nurse forfeited just one cappuccino a year and donated to AAMC for[…]

  1. Myra Nuton: Congratulations and may God continue to bless the hearts of every health care provider that is able to give to…