June2018

Breast cancer and the “silver lining” – a Patient Family Advisor’s perspective

This blog article was written by one of AAMC’s Patient Family Advisors (PFA). Patricia Clesh is a former patient who now lends her voice as one of about 85 PFAs who help us ensure patients and families are always included as part of the healthcare team. She shares her story[…]

  1. JULIE M JOSEPH: Very well written! Thank you for sharing this with us. Having shared an office with you I know how amazing…

  2. Lil Banchero: Thank you Pat for being our "Rock" advisor always keeping up straight! It is and honor and a privilege to…

  3. Cathy Copertino: Pat is an example of how vital a role patient and family advisors are in our multidisciplinary team. They make…

AAMC’s ED nurses advocate for staff and patients on Capitol Hill

Your voice can be heard in both big and small ways. As nurses, we advocate for our patients every day. This month, two of our ED nurses had the opportunity to advocate for their fellow nurses and their patients in a different way. Pictured above, Karen MacPherson (left) and Holly[…]

  1. Robyn Lanasa: Strong work ladies....Thanks for standing up for us!

  2. Charlotte Wallace: Congrats Holly and Karen on not only finding but your using your powerful voice!

ACE staff present on implementation of the Quality Tech role at NICHE Conference

On April 12, 2018, the ACE Unit staff presented at the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The presentation they gave highlighted the implementation of the ACE Unit Quality Tech. Recognizing that patients who experience functional decline are at a greater risk of not being[…]

June Journal Club – Outcomes of inpatient mobilization: a literature review

Outcomes of inpatient mobilization: a literature review Presenter: Brittany Crankfield, BSN, RN and Danette Readling, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC Monday, June 18 12pm-1pm 2 South Conference Room Access the article here. Save the date for next month’s Journal Club on Monday, July 16, 2018 presented by Surgical Services