Celebrating National IV Nurses Day – and a history of IV Therapy at AAMC

On Wednesday, Jan.25, we celebrated National IV Nurses Day. We honor the dedication and professionalism of Vascular Access and Infusion Nurses in this important, demanding and ever-growing specialty. I have been recently asked about how the IV team started here at AAMC and after doing a little research, I found[…]

  1. Anne Van Waes: Best wishes to the entire vascular access team. Your diligence, consistent use of best practices, and attention to detail has…

  2. thelma andres: ms. margaret riley taught me how to insert iv. wow!

  3. Geri: Dear Clint, As you know, I am a big fan of your team! Had no idea Marie was here that…

Have you applied for a nursing scholarship yet? $5,000 could be yours!

AAMC Foundation will award twelve $5,000 scholarships this year! Scholarship applications are now being accepted. Deadline to submit is March 1, 2012.  Here’s another testimony from Tina Wilkerson, RN, who works in the Outpatient Infusion Center (pictured on the right with Commander Vittek). Tina was awarded the Al & Mary[…]

Need a massage? Come to work!

Nurses. We’re on our feet for hours at a time.  Standing, lifting, walking and carrying.  Delivering smiles, meds and sometimes a lost teddy bear to patients in need.  Nursing is a demanding profession utilizing all our physical, mental and spiritual abilities.  We love what we do and we do it[…]

Cancer at 41. Family writes, Nurse Navigator Amy Vance is our “life jacket.”

An actual patient letter expressing a family’s thanks to a special group of people, the AAMC Breast Center and Nurse Navigator Amy Vance, RN.  I am writing to you today because I want to share my experience with the Breast Center. My wife was diagnosed in Easton and was immediately referred to AAMC.[…]

  1. Sue: What a wonderful letter- you are worthy of the praise! Sue

  2. Geri: Go, Amy! We know what an asset you are to our cancer patients. Thanks for all you do. Geri :)

What Would Mom Say? A message of gratitude and wisdom from Ann Marie Pessagno, RN

I recently lost my precious little mom who was a tremendous force in my life. Life just isn’t the same without her here, but trust me, I hear her and feel her every day in the people and places I go! I credit my mom with who and what I[…]

  1. katie: AMP, what a beatiful tribute and great lessons to live by! Thanks for sharing your story and imparting your mom's…

  2. Chad: Thanks for the reminder of how special moms are and the values they instill. You are an inspiration, too!

  3. Sharon Borland: Ann Marie - that is a beautiful tribute to your mom, your entire family and the nursing profession. AAMC truly…

  4. MarLou Klamp: Wow Ann Marie- What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing her, but I'll…

  5. Christine: I only met Ann Marie's mom for a few minutes and she made a tremendous impression on me. I think…

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Nurses Week 2012 is coming up! Nominate a colleague for an Excellence Award.

Do you know a wonderful nurse, technician, patient care secretary, or customer service representative? New this year – you can nominate a colleague online at www.aahs.org/aamcnursing or submit paper nominations to Sandy Fox in Clinical Education (Sajak 255) by March 1, 2012. The categories are: Patient Care Secretary/Customer Service Representative of the Year Award[…]

Could an AAMC nurse be a Nurse.com National Nurse of the Year? We think so.

Nurse.com has created a national program of recognizing extraordinary contributions nurses make to their patients, each other, and the profession. Their prestigious 2012 Nursing Excellence Awards honor superior nurses in regions across the country, leading to the selection of the National Nurses of the Year. They are seeking nominations for the[…]