MAGNET MONDAY: Bedside scientist grant decreases newborn falls

From July 2011 through June 2012, the Mother/Baby Unit (MBU) noticed a spike in newborn falls (drops). Six infants were dropped by their parents. Fortunately, none of them suffered any injuries. AAMC’s Quality Council decided to look at this problem more closely and developed a Newborn Falls Prevention Task Force. At first, it[…]

  1. Cathaleen Ley: Congratulations on a well done study! This is a great example of the positive impact a Bedside Scientist project has…

Vein Salvaging for Dialysis Patients

Obtaining vascular access is the most common invasive procedure for a hospitalized patient. Many patients have limitations for site choice. Reasons for these limitations include, but are not limited to: diagnosis, poor venous anatomy, existing surgical site, or injury from previous venipuncture. For patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), proper[…]

  1. Clint Welch: Carol, Great Blog! Thanks for getting this important information out to the nurses.

  2. Brandy: Thank you Carol for this valuable lesson on vascular access! Your team is such a great resource for all of…

MAGNET MONDAY: Nurse partners with patient for calming solution

I wanted to share an example of excellent patient centered care that I witnessed on the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit recently. Corbie Haas, RN had a patient who was not comfortable in the bed or the recliner chair. The patient was also a high fall risk, becoming anxious because[…]

  1. Danette Readling: Very touching!

  2. Valerie Donaldson: This is a true example of the nursing process at work, nursing assessment, nursing plan and intervention, nursing implemetation, and…

  3. Rita Linnenkamp: What a great example of consulting the expert in the patient---the patient! Thanks for sharing this with all of us!

  4. Jaclyn palumbo: Great job Corbie!!!

  5. Kelly Swan: Love it! It's the little things that make a big difference. :)

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From the CCU to the Hackerman-Patz House, family is thankful for excellent care

I am writing to tell you how grateful I am for the care my husband received after thyroid surgery. The competency of the physicians, the nurses on the critical care unit, the director of the Hackerman-Patz House, and all of the AAMC staff was awe inspiring. We couldn’t have been[…]

These teens could be your doctor, nurse, or therapist one day!

This June, AAMC successfully completed its sixth annual High School Health Care Exploration program. This program was created to inspire community youth to pursue a career in health care by providing a behind-the-scenes look at our care. Its attendees, in many cases, go on to declare college majors in nursing,[…]

  1. sandy weinstein: Hello I work here at AAMC and have a 15 yr old who would be interested in the program, can…

    • Jenn Wilson: Good morning, We send these out each March to the area high schools once the application is finalized for that…

  2. Valerie Reed: I just wanted to comment on what an amazing experience this was for my daughter. She is in the process…

Where is the Nurse Practice Act online? Bookmark this important resource.

Have you ever tried to find a copy of the Nurse Practice Act online? It’s more challenging than you might think. As a resource, use this link: www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/subtitle_chapters/10_Chapters.aspx#Subtitle27 From the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s website, click on Subtitle 27 BOARD OF NURSING and its subcategories to view the Nurse Practice[…]

Help needy children in our community — donate back to school supplies

The Community Service Initiative is collecting backpacks filled with back-to-school essentials for underprivileged school children. All backpacks should be delivered by Monday, July 29 to the Rotary Room. See your department coordinator for more details. Questions? Contact Eve Sage, RN, at esage@AAHS.org or Mary Perzanowski, RN, at mperzanows@AAHS.org. A variety[…]

After 30 years, AAMC says farewell to Lisa Hillman

Lisa Hillman, senior vice president, Legislative Affairs and president, AAMC Foundation, retired on June 30, concluding a 30-year career at AAMC. During her tenure, the Foundation completed four capital campaigns and raised more than $100 million for capital and programmatic expansions that benefit patient care. “Lisa has been a tremendous[…]

  1. Mary Beth Tubiolo: Thank you for your many years of dedicated service to AAMC. You made a significant contribution to the professional development…

  2. Jenn Wilson: Best wishes for your future endeavors! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the Foundation and…

  3. jmanlapaz: Lisa, it's been such a wonderful experience working here with you around. Your pleasant personality and dedication to your profession…

  4. Marianne McKiernan: Thank You Lisa for raising the bar at AAMC. You are an inspiration! Happy Retirement!

  5. Deb Keane: Lisa, While I am sad that you are leaving AAMC, the benefits of all your contributions and accomplishments leaves a…

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