Do you have a CLUE?

Come to AAMC’s 1st Annual Evidence-Based Practice Fair to find out! Friday, November 18 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1st floor, shared hallway between North and South Towers Using the board game, Clue, as our theme, we’ll showcase the evidence-based practice (EBP) projects already being conducted throughout AAMC and inspire[…]

  1. Juli Butler: I am really looking forward to seeing all of the creativity and professionalism displayed during this event. We have so…

Diabetes Resource Champions… start your engines!

     The AAMC Diabetes Resource Champions Grand Prix Kick-Off was held on September 7. Fifty-two staff members attended—nurses, directors, managers, educators, pharmacists and dieticians. We were also delighted to welcome staff from nearby hospitals, including Georgetown and Medstar. The theme—Grand Prix—was adopted with the idea that “Setting the Course” is[…]

Use our new online form to nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award

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 (ITP),[…]

  1. Deb Keane: What a great recognition for bedside nurses! And it is so easy to nominate someone.

Looking for a way to give back? Health Tours for Youth needs you.

During Health Tours for Youth (HTFY), an AAMC outreach program, local middle school students spend time on our units with our staff as they learn what it’s like to work in health care.    We have established an excellent relationship with 6th-8th graders at Annapolis Middle School—and up to 25[…]

Lunch, learn & be empowered: Unconscious Bias & Culturally Competent Care

What is unconscious, or “hidden” bias, and what do we, as health care providers, need to know about it? We all have biases of one kind of another. Identifying these biases will help us understand and overcome them, enabling us to give and promote culturally competent care. Please attend this Lunch[…]

Kathy Martin, RN, tells her PFCC story – family presence was “invaluable”

 A note from Kathy Martin, RN, a night shift nurse on the Medical Surgical Unit Recently, I cared for a patient who, due to metabolic changes caused by his pneumonia, had became very confused. Earlier in the day, he began hallucinating. His health care team’s priority was keeping him safe,[…]

  1. Christine: This is a perfect example of what a great resource families can be in providing bedside support to the patient…

AAMC staff in the news!

AAMC nurses and physicians have been featured in several news stories recently. Check them out here:   “Post-9/11 focus turned to preparedness” “Nurses get up-close look at Hurricane Irene’s fury” “Hospitalists On The Move” “Love for the Laborers”