The 8th Annual Maryland Patient Safety Conference, themed “Layers of Safety,” was held at the Baltimore Convention Center last week. This year, over 65 staff from AAMC attended the conference. In addition to our strong presence, AAMC was honored to present a break-out session and two posters related to the[…]
At AAMC, opportunities for autonomy are all around us. Here’s one such story from the halls of the Critical Care Unit (CCU): Barbara Studer-Baer, RN, saw last year’s Bedside Scientist Grant as an opportunity for autonomy. She was looking at ways to reduce ventilator days and length of stay in[…]
The Nursing Evidence-Based Practice/Research Council is now accepting grant applications for evidence-based quality improvement projects and clinical research projects. The grant amount is $1,000. Click here for an application. In order to apply for funding, the following conditions must be met: Applicants must be completed and returned to Cathaleen Ley by May 4, 2012 All[…]
Congratulations to AAMC’s Cancer Prevention nurse Joanne Ebner, BSN, RN, who received an Honorable Mention from the Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS) Special Interest Group (SIG) newsletter for their Best Article Award. In this featured article, “Quitting Smoking: Is it Ever too Late?”, Joanne reviews the benefits of quitting smoking, even after a cancer diagnosis. What do you think about texting smokers’[…]
PFCC at our fingertips: CaringBridge and AAMC partner to help connect patients and their loved ones.
CaringBridge and AAMC have partnered officially this past year — allowing our families, patients and employees to access CaringBridge directly from our website. CaringBridge is a free health social network and resource that connects people who are experiencing a significant health challenge. It allows patients or their loved ones to[…]
I am Bridget Stone and I work as an IV nurse in the Vascular Access Department. This past October, my husband, Dan, went into the hospital with chest pain. He was evaluated and it was decided that the best course of action was bypass surgery. After a week of tests, he[…]
Autonomy. We know we want it, but we can’t always define it. MAGNET MONDAY: We need it, we want it, we have it. What is “it”? Here’s one example of something you are probably already doing (and exercising your autonomy at the same time!) – huddling. Let’s check in on a[…]