Nurses Week 2010: Video Challenge

Get your fellow nurses together for some fun! This year, AAMC Nursing is hosting a video challenge! Join in the fun and excitement by creating a video showcasing why you love being a nurse. Submit your entry as an individual, a unit, a department, a committee, or other nursing group.[…]

  1. Deb Keane: This sounds like soooo much fun! We have so many talented and inventive people here at AAMC. I can't wait…

AAMC Nurse Joins Relief Efforts in Haiti

Shortly after the earthquake that devastated Haiti, the USNS Comfort set out to assist in the humanitarian relief efforts. Joann Fitzell, a NICU nurse at AAMC, wife and mother of four, and Navy Reserve Commander, was on board. She left for Haiti on Feb. 15, 2010 and returned home about[…]

  1. Joann Fitzell: I couldn’t have done my job there if I had not had the support of my supervisor and all of…

  2. Eve Sage: Joann, What a story you have shared. This father is a true hero and an example of how parenthood changes…

  3. wendy easterling: Joann, I cannot say enough how amazing of a person you are. It was a very honorable thing you did.…

CE Direct Hours Skyrocket!

Last year, AAMC Nurses received 1,625.5 contact hours through CE Direct, an internet-based program puchased by AAMC that enables unlimited access to more than 500 American Nurses Credentialing Center (A.N.C.C.) accredited continuing education courses. Pretty impressive, we think. Even more impressive is this: since the Clinical Ladder launched on February 19,[…]

Maryland Governor Announces Health Care Reform Coordinating Council

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley held a news conference today at Anne Arundel Medical Center to announce the formation of the Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council to advise his administration on policies and procedures regarding the recent and future federal health care reform legislation. “Individual states will be the drivers[…]

“Changing the World, One Smile at a Time” by Stephanie Otten, RN

Stephanie Otten, R.N., a nurse in our Emergency Department, also volunteers with Operation Smile, an organization that provides surgical assistance for children with cleft lips and cleft palates all around the world. She recently left for Jamshedpur, India and has been sending updates from the field as she is able. Her latest communication is below:[…]

  1. Donna Gilbert: We are so proud of everything you do!

  2. Sally Grimm: Glad that you returned safely-you are an inspiration to fellow professionals who want to serve in other areas! Can't wait…

  3. Stephanie Thompson, RN: This sounds amazing - I can't wait to hear more about the work you are doing! :)

  4. Amy Titmus RNCMSN: Mission work is extremely gratifying I look forward to hearing of your adventures, successes and challenges. Stay well.

“What Makes a Great Snow Buddy? Mother/Baby Staff Know!” by Amy Titmus

This past February brought historical snow fall that, for most of Annapolis, was paralyzing. In the Mother/Baby Unit, despite the difficulties and numerous inconveniences, the staff joined together. Not only were patients taken care of, new bonds of friendship were formed. Via Blackberries, i-phones, laptops, and other technologies, a network[…]

  1. Danette Readling, BSN,RN,CMSRN Flex Pool: Thanks to Stephanie Porter,RN on MSU for giving me a ride home in the 4 wheel drive during the blizzard!

Celebrating our Nurses’ Achievements!

Congratulations to these Nursing staff, who were recently recognized for their outstanding work, graduated from a BSN or MSN program, or became certified in their specialty. Proof that even amid the transition of the last few months, AAMC Nurses are dedicated to offering our patients the very highest quality patient care.[…]

  1. Lisa Neu: Congratulations to all! As adjunct faculty for Stevenson University in the RNBS program I commend you on your educational efforts…

  2. John Morandi MSN, RN: Congrats to you, Emily. Seems like it was only yesterday that you were contemplating graduate school. You should be very…

    • Emily: John...I'm just NOW reading your reply. Thank you so much for the shout out! And congrats to YOU for your…

  3. Amy T.: Yay! Go Team!

“AAMC Staff and HELPS International: Reaching Out to Children in Need” by Stephanie Thompson, R.N.

On February 9, 2010 Lynn Buckingham, R.N., John Avallone, M.D., and I arrived in San Cristobal, Guatemala. We arrived to a crowd of hundreds—people waiting in line to see the American doctors and nurses who were working with HELPS International to provide much needed health care to their community. Our van[…]

  1. Kathy Wise: What a wonderful and inspiring story, it really makes me so proud to be part of our marvelous healthcare team…

Training on Wheels: AAMC Staff Climb Aboard for Hands-on Surgical Training

A unique training opportunity was recently offered to AAMC staff. Last weekend, the Medtronic Satellite Training Center arrived on our campus. This massive 80-foot vehicle contained four simulated operating rooms, a twenty person conference room, and cadaver storage. Throughout the day, over twenty people had the opportunity to participate in both[…]

  1. Amy T.: How very cool! Now there's an idea for a grant project. or do we already have a human simulation lab?…

  2. carol: This would have been awesome to see. I wish all the staff had the opportunity to check it out!