We showed the Joint who we are at AAMC: Always Amazing Medical Care!

The parting words from the Joint Commission surveyors were, “Tell the staff  ‘thank you’; everyone we met exemplified excellence, compassion, knowledge and a passionate drive to do what is right for patients and families.” Repeatedly, they used words and phrases like “phenomenal,” “amazing,” “incredible,” “the best we have seen,” and “stellar” to[…]

  1. Christine Frost: What a fantastic opportunity to show off all our fabulous staff and the wonderful work we do. As all the…

Celebrating World Diabetes Day!

November 14th was World Diabetes Day. To celebrate, the diabetes educators and resource champions had an information table in the South Port cafeteria during lunch. One of our champions, Sarah Lissau, RN  led the effort along with Anne Hayes, RN CDE and Karen McConnell, RN CDE. A wide variety of materials on assessing[…]

Questions about using social media at work? Ask them here.

Questions we’ve been asked so far: Can I discuss patients on my personal social media pages if I don’t identify the patient and don’t use the patient’s name? Can I use social media to talk about my work day? Do I always need to be “professional” in my postings even[…]

  1. CC: Can I text pictures of my patient's EKG strip to his doctor?

  2. JPR: How do you use twitter? WHY do you use twitter?

  3. Bree: What should I do if a patient asks me to be their friend on facebook?

  4. Mommyof3: I spend so much time at work. Is it ok for me to use the hospital's computer to pay my…

  5. JohnnyB: If a patient posts something about me without my permission, what are my rights?

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Let your voice be heard! Attend the MHA Staff Nurse Advisory Forum

AAMC nurses, Let your voice be heard! You are invited to the Maryland Hospital Association’s Staff Nurse Advisory Forum on December 13, 2013! Click here for a draft agenda. The forum will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will adjourn at 3:00 p.m. A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Dorothy[…]

  1. Deb Keane: Where is this event??

    • Monica: Deb, Here is their contact info: Maryland Hospital Association 6820 Deerpath Road Elkridge, MD 21075 Tel. 410-379-6200

We have the monopoly on Evidence Based Practice

With over 200 attendees, AAMC’s third annual Evidence based Practice (EBP) Fair was huge success! The Fair showed off some great of the Quality Improvement (QI) and EBP projects we are involved in at AAMC. There were seven Bedside Scientist Grant posters, eighteen from Quality Councils, seven new grad posters, and eight[…]

  1. Cathaleen Ley: Thank you to all who participated in and attended the Fair. What a great display of how we use research…

Thank you to AAMC’s Community Service volunteers

“The ultimate expression of generosity is not in giving of what you have, but in giving of who you are.” J.B. Cole The Community Service Initiative hosted its annual Recognition Tea on October 24. More than 25 staff volunteers attended. Each year, hundreds of service hours are willingly given back[…]

  1. Brandy Brown: Thank you Volunteers for all you do! Thank you for inspiring me and others to give more! The smiles on…

November 18 Journal Club – walk this way!

Do you want to discover a way to improve healing and discharge time for your patients? This technique has been used since the beginning of time and can help with the rehabilitation of patients. Quite simply, the answer is walking! Come to the November Journal Club to hear what the latest[…]

  1. Brandy Brown: I'll be there!

  2. Gena Kosmides: Sounds like an interesting one. I look forward to it.