Calling all CNII’s to C.A.R.E

It’s almost September and the New Year is just around the corner. NCII’s, make it your resolution to advance your nursing career—apply to AAMC’s Clinical Ladder, C.A.R.E.! The Professional Development Committee encourages you to act now and begin the application process before the end of the year. For more information[…]

AAMC Nurses Win Second Place in Golf Tournament

AAMC nurses Sandy Fox (Clinical Education), Marlies Empey (MSU), Mary Shirley (Outpatient Infusion Center),and Sally Linhardt (wife of Dr. Bing Linhardt, former AAMC surgeon) won second place low net in U. S. Naval Academy Golf Association’s Ladies Member Guest Tournament last week. The tournament theme was “States Across the USA” and our[…]

  1. Christine: How wonderful to see our staff out of scrubs and in cowboy hats!

Alec Nine Months Post Live: What Is Your Tune?

What tune would you put to the the first nine months of Alec go-live? Would it be Johnny Nash’s, “I Can See Clearly Now” or Simon and Garfunkel’s, “Bridge Over Troubled Water?” Whether it’s one of these two songs or something in between, we want to hear about your experience.[…]

  1. CHARLOTTE DARVICH: Measures need to be taken to be sure the server we log onto is working. There are multiple problems with…

    • Kathie Lester: Charlotte, When you are having issues with being kicked out of your computer or of it freezing up, please call…

  2. Kathleen Kelm: We really need to populate the "Help" button in Epic with a searchable, constantly updated on line manual. All the…

    • Kathie Lester: This is a great suggestion. Epic is aware that the program is lacking in a help feature and it is…

The 2010 RN Survey Results are Out – Now What?

Thank you for participating in the 2010 National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) RN Survey that was conducted in May. Our average unit participation rate was 100%, which was phenomenal! Our overall participation rate was 98%, with 857 nurses on 33 different units/departments participating. In comparison, the average participation[…]

  1. Sherry Perkins: Thanks very much for your note. Re the special night differential that exists in a couple of areas -- the…

  2. Lorraine Antel: Alot of discontent at the moment results from "Talk"about night differential being decreased.This is the only CCU I have ever…

AORN Seminar Open to Staff: Management of Urogynecologic Fistulas in Developing Countries

AAMC has the privilege of hosting the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) September meeting. Our own Dr. Briana Walton, Medical Director for AAMC’s Women’s Center for Pelvic Health, and Barbara A. Margolies, Founder and Executive Director the International Organization for Women and Development, Inc. (IOWD) will share their experiences performing fistula[…]

  1. Katie Boston: This is a great learning opportunity for all staff. Dr Walton is a dynamic, "no holds barred" speaker. If you…

Unlocking the door to patient- and family-centered care. Our staff speak out.

I received a note a couple of days ago from Joanna Kaufman, RN at the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care (ICFCC). Joanna has roots at Anne Arundel from many years ago (A2) and will be spending a bit more time with us over the next few months as we focus on[…]

  1. Katie Boston: This article is thought provoking, enlightening and stimulating. Really gave me goosebumps! We are proud to announce that we held…

Show off your innovation! Submit your poster for display during MNA’s Annual Convention Poster Session

Interested in submitting a poster to for display during the Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) Convention? Share your creative nursing care approaches, research finds, and clinical innovations with your colleagues. Posters should reflect an innovative aspect of nursing practice, education, or research. Two contributors will be awarded $500, in honor of[…]

New Grads on the Loose!

  Several months after begining the New Graduate Internship here at AAMC, our new grads are well on their way to becoming seasoned nurses. With AAMC experience already under their belts–all of our new grads worked for AAHS while they attended nursing school–they hit the ground running. And what a diverse bunch! Many have[…]

  1. Myisha, D.: Yeah! Yeah!! Yeah!!! (in my rapstar voice) Go Saints!!!!! Beat Everybody!!

  2. Sherry Perkins: But...what does your rap star say? Yeah!

  3. Kathy Sowa, RN: I'm just happy the Os beat the Yankees the other night.

  4. Lynn canade: For the record, not all of us are dreaming about a Ravens victory. Go Skins! Lynn Canade, RN

    • Mary Hall, RN: But...MOST of us are :)