AAMC Health Blog

October Journal Club – A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Coping Strategies on Reducing Nurse Burnout

A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Coping Strategies on Reducing Nurse Burnout Topic:  A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Coping Strategies on Reducing Nurse Burnout Presenter: Justin Bowser  MS, RN, Clinical Director Medical/Surgical Unit and Inpatient Wound Date: Monday, October 15th Time: 12pm-1pm Location: 2 South Conference Room Access the[…]

Anne Arundel Medical Center – Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Join the Anne Arundel Medical Center’s team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Staff members from Anne Arundel Medical Center are gathering together to raise awareness and funds to help end Alzheimer’s. The walk will start at the Susan B. Campbell Park in Annapolis, MD on Sunday 10/21/18. Registration begins[…]

September Journal Club – Impact and experiences of delayed discharge: A mixed-studies systematic review

Impact and experiences of delayed discharge: A mixed-studies systematic review   Presented by: Christie Thibeault, MSN, RN Date: Monday, September 17th Time: 12pm-1pm Location: 2 South Conference Room Access the article here   Save the date for October Journal Club: Monday, October 15th at noon! Presented by Justin Bowser, MS, RN.[…]

Anne Arundel Medical Center Values An Age-Friendly Health System

Caring for the aging population can be challenging for healthcare professionals to understand, especially in a world full of technology. Although nurses are constantly charting data, such as vital signs and assessment pieces, we are still failing to capture the bigger picture. So what can nurses do to help this[…]

Nursing Grand Rounds

Save the date! Another edition of Nursing Grand Rounds is making its way on: Friday, September 7, 2018, from 11:30am-1:00pm.  Lunch and registration begins at 11:15am.  Healthcare is demanding, complex, and self-sacrificing. Healthcare workers can become overburdened, stressed, and burnt out. Learn more about workplace burnout and explore strategies to[…]

Stop the bleed, save a life!

Do you know what to do in a bleeding emergency? Join us for this free public training to become equipped and empowered to help stop active, life-threatening bleeding before professional help arrives. Learn how to properly apply pressure, fasten a tourniquet, pack a wound and more. RSVP here for one of[…]

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION IN THE WELLNESS DEPARTMENT (IN A BIG WAY!)

In the Wellness Department, our new six foot communication board is a big attraction (literally)! Results of our Wellbeing & Gallup Engagement Pulse survey indicated that staff members believed communication in the department could be improved. This was discussed in staff meetings and it was proposed that we develop a[…]

AAMC Genetics Counseling Program Helps Patients Better Understand Their Cancer Risk

New Health Connection Podcast: AAMC Genetics Counseling Can Help Patients Learn More About Their Risk of Cancer Development

Since 2007, the Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Genetics Counseling Program has helped hundreds of patients better understand their risk of developing certain types of cancers. In a new Health Connection Podcast, AAMC genetic counselor Aimee P. Martin, M.G.C., C.G.C., CG(ASCP), discusses the field of genetics counseling, the invaluable insight the field can provide patients, and what a typical genetics consultation entails.
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“One of the Best Vacations;” Two AAMC ICU Nurses Volunteer in Nigeria

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In May 2009, two AAMC ICU nurses traveled to Nigeria to assist Edward Zebovitz, D.D.S., to provide oral and maxillofacial surgery to those in need. The ICU had no monitor, everything was manual and no wall oxygen was available. Holes in the ceiling allowed rain to come in and linens washed for patients were hung over shrubs and bushes to dry in the sweltering African sun. But the nurses worked with what they had, and made a plan.
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