Check out our new online resource: “The gold standard for nursing EBP”

AAMC has a wonderful new evidence-based practice (EPB) resource available for health care staff – the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) EBP Resources. According to Joyce Miller, our medical librarian, she purchased this resource for nursing staff because the JBI is recognized as the global leader in evidence-based healthcare. Cathaleen Ley, PhD,[…]

  1. Cathaleen Ley: Thank you Joyce for purchasing this wonderful EBP resource!

    • Rita Linnenkamp: Thank you Joyce and Cathaleen for bring this resources literally to our fingertips. Show someone today this easily accessed tool.

MAGNET MONDAY: AAMC nurses and doctors honored by NAACP

Our patients aren’t just inside the walls of our hospital. As part of caring for our community, AAMC nurses and doctors are building strong relationships and partnerships among all types of community organizations — improving patient outcomes and the health of the communities we serve. On November 16, the Anne Arundel County[…]

  1. monicam: Way to go Anne Marie! Love from Clin Ed...

  2. Vicky Timerman: Congratulations Ann Marie!!! Vicky

MAGNET MONDAY: The NICU vs. Hurricane Sandy

During Hurricane Sandy, pictures of its effects were all over the internet. Among nurses, an image that hit close to home was that of a NICU nurse manually ventilating an infant while carrying him down nine flights of stairs during the evacuation of a New York hospital. Here at AAMC, we have policies and[…]

  1. Cindy Mueller: Great article. I am so thankful that we did not need to utilize any of our evacuation plans.

A family’s letter to ED & CCU: compassionate care made saying goodbye a little easier

In this touching letter, a family expresses their gratitude. Saying goodbye to their mother was difficult, but the compassionate care by the ED and CCU staff will never be forgotten. I would like to express my deepest gratitude and heartfelt thanks to your hospital and several staff members. My mother came through[…]

  1. Cathaleen Ley: This letter demonstrates the compassionate care that AAMC nurses provide everyday. Wonderful job!

Are You AAMC’s Next Top O.R. Nurse?

Perioperative nurses are responsible for the patient’s well-being before, during and after a procedure. To celebrate Perioperative Nurses Week (Nov 5-11), the Operating Room educators created an educational display entitled, “Are You AAMC’s Next Top O.R. Nurse?” Staff stopped by for a photo op and to view surgical instruments that were[…]

Learning about Lean

On Friday, Nov. 2, a packed house gathered to learn more about Lean during a Nursing Grand Rounds entitled High Quality, Low Cost. It’s Not just Alphabet Soup. Lean has already made a big impact on nursing practice across AAMC. Here are some things that were shared: Lean is a process improvement methodology[…]

Trick or Treating on Peds — a special Halloween treat!

Halloween brought AAMC a special treat as dragons, dogs, princesses and witches paraded the halls of the hospital for a little “trick or treating” — complete with oxygen masks, IV poles and bandages. These spooky creatures were patients from our Pediatric Department. The children and their families, accompanied by nursing[…]

  1. Charlotte Wallace: Such a spook-tacular unit!

  2. Jeanne Morris: So adorable! I think that the 14 year old young man who recommended the "Trick or Treating" is our youngest…

  3. Jill Smitley: Wonderful smiles. Please ask Betsey about her wand!

  4. mary etta barbour: What a wonderful idea! So happy we have so many people making this kind of thing happen!! AAMC truly is…

MAGNET MONDAY: In the Heat of the Moment — HVU Teamwork

“The strength of the team is each individual member… the strength of each member is the team.” Coach Phil Jackson Recently, in the “heat” of managing a patient’s surgical complication, I was overheard saying, “This is the BEST floor to work on in the hospital.”  Upon further reflection on my comment,[…]

  1. Brandy: WWW - What Went Well? Everything! That debriefing says that we are a team of professionals keeping our patients safe!…