MAGNET MONDAY: “Sharing the journey to end of life,” by Elise Morris, RN

This beautiful story not only exemplifies nursing as a profession, it illustrates the way AAMC nurses are empowered to respond to our patients’ needs. The care this patient and her family received from Elise Morris, RN, and the rest of our team was life-changing. That’s Magnet. That’s what we do.  […]

  1. jazmin manlapaz: I know it made you feel so good to help this patient get the life ending she desired. Great story!

  2. Deb Keane: Beautiful, Elise! It made me cry, but in a good way.

  3. Holly: Elise, This is a truly beautiful story. Thank you for sharing. Holly Greever

  4. Brandy Brown: Thank you for sharing this with us Elise.

  5. Theresa: Yes- what a truly inspiring story. A wonderful example of holistic care.

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“The Heart of Caring,” a poem by Sharolyn Bush, RN

AAMC Nurses, why do we do what we do? As we prepare for Hospital Week and Nurses Week, take a few moments to pause and reflect. You are the heart of caring. “The Heart of Caring” by Sharolyn Bush, RN (SCU) I look to you, I need your care I see[…]

  1. carol Namo: Sharolyn, that is beautiful. thank you for sharing.

  2. Brandy Brown: Beautiful, simply beautiful. Thank you Sharolyn.

Who is the first AAMC Nurse to be certified in geriatrics? Want to join her?

Sarah Lissau, RN, is AAMC’s first Geriatric Certified Nurse! Sarah, who works on 6 South, prepared for the exam by taking an eight week review course offered here at AAMC. She has been active in helping 6 South in its transition to becoming a geriatric unit, the Acute Care for the[…]

  1. Christine Mortejo: Congratulations, Sarah, we are proud of you! Inspired,too!

Generous donor helps us COPE

Caregivers at AAMC are responsible for the sickest and most fragile among us. When critical events occur, our COPE (Compassion, Outreach, Peer, Encouragement) Team can help them work through some of the difficult feelings and emotions that often arise. We know that it is vitally important for our staff to[…]

  1. Deb Keane: Betsy, Thank you so much for your generosity. As a member of the COPE Team, I can testify that the…

What has IIC done for you lately?

The Interdisciplinary Informatics Council (IIC) is always working to improve AAHS’s electronic medical record by providing an avenue of communication between system users (that’s you!) and informatics staff. Our interdisciplinary team hails from all over the hospital and reflects many services and units, both inpatient and outpatient. Having “everyone at[…]

What if. Could AAMC respond like Boston hospitals?

Just one week after the Boston terror events, it is still fresh in our minds. As nurses, the heroic stories of the first responders and health care workers who cared for victims hit especially close to home. Clearly, the Boston hospitals were ready to respond to an event like this.[…]

  1. Deb Keane: Comforting to know that we are on top of this - thanks, Patty !

How can you support EBP at AAMC?

We all know that evidence-based practice (EBP) is important – identifying solid research findings and implementing them in our nursing practice results in quality patient care. But what is our level of knowledge and confidence in using EBP at AAMC? Help us find out! A few days ago, you received[…]

  1. Brandy Brown: Wow, I took the survey, and found out that there is much more to learn about EBP that I thought…

News You Can Use – now on the Nursing Web site!

NEW! Check out News You Can Use (NYCU) on the Nursing web site. This blog, managed by medical librarian Joyce Miller, focuses on communicating the most pertinent and current news and practice updates in health care.   “Sometimes the TV news networks mention something new in medicine and they don’t tell[…]

  1. Rande Dent: It's great to have Joyce as our "electronic wizard." She always can find the most informative and helpful articles in…

  2. Deb Keane: Yay !