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*NEW* NDNQI Nursing Indicator: Assaults on Nursing Personnel

Currently, the Workplace Safety Committee reviews all monthly workplace events for all hospital employees and they will continue this process and their good work in this area. NDNQI provides AAMC the ability to benchmark ourselves against other NDNQI hospitals in the area of nursing assaults.  In addition, the unit level[…]

Self-Care as an Ethical Obligation and Leading and Living to Thrive During COVID-19

Earlier in the month, Luminis Health proudly invited Katie Boston-Leary and Liz Stokes, members of the American Nurses Association (ANA) to speak to our employees about finding the balance to personal safety and professional obligations. During this Nursing Grand Round event, Boston-Leary and Stokes guided participants through an analysis of[…]

Virtual September Journal Club

September VIRTUAL Journal Club presented by ICU Topic: Targeted Temperature Management Guidelines Presenters: Mariel Parrish, RN, and Allison Picarde, RN Date: Monday, September 21, 2020 Time: 12pm-1pm Location: via Zoom Zoom Link:  zoom.us/j/4434810030 Meeting ID:  4434810030 Call in:  1-669-900-6833 or 1-408-638-0968 Article: Click here Guidelines: TTM Guidelines

Sigma Theta Tau – Pi Chapter

Anne Arundel Medical Center has been honored as the first non-academic hospital to host a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.  Our chapter will function separately but in affiliation with the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s Pi Chapter, which is now termed a Chapter-at-Large.  Jennifer King and Karen McCamant[…]

Virtual August Journal Club

August VIRTUAL Journal Club presented by the Logistics Dept (first time presenting!) Topic: Efficacy and safety of pharmacological interventions for the treatment of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome Presenter:  Karen Codd BSN, RN, CEN Date: Monday, August 17th, 2020 Time: 12pm-1pm Location: via Zoom Zoom Link:  zoom.us/j/4434810030 Meeting ID:  4434810030 Call[…]

Sharps Safety & Mindfulness

When the topic of sharps injuries comes to mind, you may believe that it will never happen to you. Unfortunately, sharps injuries are more common than you think and can happen to even the most experienced nurses. Nationwide, nurses account for the most sharps injuries within hospital systems. It’s no[…]

The Journal Club is BACK!

After a short break to truly focus on the crisis at hand, AAMC’s Journal Club is back in a virtual format. Join us for our very first Zoom on Monday, July 20, 2020. Here are the details: Presenters:  Crystal Crider, BSN, BS, RN Date: Monday, July 20, 2020 Time: 12pm-1pm[…]

Congratulations Joyce!

Please join me in congratulating Joyce Wilson-Phillips on 50 years of wonderful, dedicated service to Anne Arundel Medical Center. Joyce started at AAMC back in 1970, initially as a nursing assistant on B3 downtown.  That role wasn’t a great fit for Joyce, so she moved into the unit secretary role[…]

  1. Sedonna Brown: Joyce, Congratulations! I celebrate you and your years of dedicated service to AAMC. You are a "beacon of light" to…

  2. Bretagne Cowling: Ms Joyce, You made HVU feel like "home" to me for the last 4.5 years, thanks to your kindness, sense…

Nursing Survey

Thank you to the 150 nurses who have completed the research survey on healthcare staff’s perceptions during a COVID-19 pandemic. If you have not taken the survey, and currently work in an area caring for inpatients or ED patients, please take a few minutes to take this survey. This study[…]