Interventional Radiology – patient care on the go!
You’ve seen us—a blur in scrubs rounding a corner…ultrasound machine, supply cart, laptop, and radiologist in tow. We are the nurses and radiologic technologists of Interventional Radiology (IR). We’re based on the second floor, but you’re more likely to find us at a patient’s bedside. Ultrasound guided procedures can often[…]
Mary Hantske: When my precious one-year old nephew had to come to IR for a scary procedure I was very impressed with…
Deb Keane: I think that all of you in IR are invaluable. Thank you for all that you do.
What’s coming 2/1/2011?
Communications. That’s what this blog is about. At AAMC, we have many tools for communicating. Until now, most have not been connected. On 2/1/2011, you’ll start seeing some new things. And throughout the next few weeks, it will start making more sense. There’s so much good news, and we’re making[…]
OBS Unit enlists help of patients to select new call bells
Situation: The electronic call bells on Observation Unit were older models with very few features. Background: The call bells had only two features: summon a nurse or turn on the TV. If patients wanted to change the TV channel using the call bell, they could (but only by going up, channel by channel). To turn[…]
Kim Powell, RN: Working on the obs unit, I know first hand how frustrating the old call bells were and how much nicer…
Mary Etta Barbour: While each of us knew this was a huge dissatisfaction for our patients, it was because of Jen that this…
Rita Linnenkamp: What a great example of partnering with patients! Great job OBS. This is patient-and family-centered care.
katie: Great blog! Asking the patient makes absolute sense and it does make the decision making process simpler! Really good example…
Deanna Leone: Great write up Jen. Job well done.
Scrooge led the way in Advance Care Planning?
Another holiday season has passed. And each year, most of us are reminded of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Can you remember the sour and stingy Scrooge’s final legacy, shown to him by the Ghost of Christmas Future: a cheap tombstone in an unkempt graveyard, Scrooge weeping over his own[…]
Cardiac Rehab rocks. Patient agrees.
Below, a Cardiac Rehab patient expresses his thanks to the staff for their excellent care. Way to go, Cardiac Rehab! I have been a patient in your Cardiac Rehabilitation clinic for the usual 36 visits after my heart attack in July and would like to express my thoughts[…]
The DAISY Award: Send in your nominations by Feb 10
What Is The DAISY Award? The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. It was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of complications of the auto-immune disease, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura[…]
What do these nurses know that you don’t?
Thinking about enrolling in grad school? Chances are you have a lot of questions. How will your practice change after graduation? How will you juggle work, school, and family? How much is tuition? Will AAMC financially support you? Take it from those who know—our staff!
Denise Schmitt: I apprecdiate this level of professionalism and the support from our leadership is wonderful!Standards for professional performance outlined by the…
Need a break? Free massages for staff on Jan 18
Take a mini vacation! Free massage will be offered to our clinical staff on Tues., January 18 from 6:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. An AAMC massage therapist will “roam” the ER, OBS, ONC, and Edwards Surgical units, providing 10-15 minutes of seated massage–in the nurses’ station, in the break room, or anywhere you can find a[…]
Mary Etta Barbour: Schucks! I'm not scheduled to work that day!!
‘A little miracle’ 15-ounce infant beats the odds
Allie Berlyn Nichols spent her first Christmas season in leg casts and shielded from the crowds coming to meet Santa Claus. Her parents are just fine with that, especially since earlier this year doctors weren’t sure if Allie would survive. The six month old had to be delivered[…]
Melissa: love, love, love the cookies! So nice to take a quick break and get important info. thanks for recognizing our…
Charlotte Wallace: Wednesday, December 1st, I met a delightful nurse transferring to the AAMC family. She had been on our unit a…
monicam: Congratulations Eve Sage, RN (GSU) and Marian Rabeno, RN (PCU)! You’ve won Wellness gift certificates for a free massage and…
Fran: the kind of treats I would want are healthy...jr cliff bars, small bagels whole wheat, hot tea esp. if cold…
monicam: Thanks for the ideas, Fran. We will look in to offering healthier selections... although we may have a riot if…
Chad: I'm with Fran. As the new addition to the wellness team and one of the folks who rounded with theCart…
Chad: What kind of treats do you love? Marketing is shopping this weekend. We'll be with the cart delivery our first…