Does nursing education affect patient outcomes? Review Journal Club discussion and key points here.

 Couldn’t make February’s Journal Club? Here’s a quick review. The Future of Nursing report, which recommends the percentage of RNs with baccalaureate degrees be increased from 50% to 80% by 2020, is being discussed from hospital board rooms to nursing stations. During February’s Journal Club, Robin Colchagoff, MSN, RN, Clinical[…]

  1. Cheryl: Robin, you did a wonderful job presenting last month's journal club topic with great evidence based practice to support it!

  2. Gena Kosmides: Excellent bullet points and interesting information. Thank you Robin for the presentation.

Recognize a special bedside nurse: DAISY nominations open until April 16

Do you know a bedside nurse who deserves special recognition? Now’s your chance to nominate them for a DAISY Award! Please make sure to include a specific story that illustrates how this nurse went above and beyond. What makes a DAISY nurse stand out? He or she: Demonstrates critical thinking and decision making[…]

National Patient Safety Awareness Week activities — learning and limericks!

National Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 2-8, 2014. This year’s theme is “Navigate Your Health….Safely” and highlights the need for patients and consumers to become more engaged in the health care process. Safe patient care can best be achieved when patients are key members of the team and are[…]

Got news? Join us on the Cart

                  Does your unit, committee, or other AAMC group have news they’d like to share with the rest of the hospital? Join us on theCart! Connect with your colleagues face-to-face. You bring the news, we’ll bring the healthy snacks (and warm cookies). For[…]

“A night I will always remember!” AAMC Nurses advocate for our profession at Lobby Night

As nurses, we not only advocate for our patients, but also our profession. As the single largest group of health professionals (over 3 million strong), nurses practice within a holistic framework that places a major emphasis on advocacy. By our sheer numbers, we have the ability to be an incredible[…]

  1. Kathy Evans: It sounds like you all did a wonderful job representing us at this years Lobby Night. It is so important…

  2. Cathaleen Ley: Thanks so much to Bandy Brown, Betsey Snow, and the PNC for organizing. If you haven't been to Lobby Night,…

Over 400 pairs of socks collected for the underserved in our community — thank you!

Over the past three weeks, the Community Service Initiative (CSI) sponsored a Sock Drop to “Warm the Soles from Heels to Toes.” Because of the generosity of AAMC staff, the Initiative was able to collect over 400 pairs of new socks! These socks will be distributed to the clients at[…]

Teaming up with local doc to meet a family’s spiritual needs

A letter from a local physician whose experience at AAMC left a lasting impression. I write this letter of appreciation to the administration and staff at AAMC. One of your patients recently delivered and, being Jewish, scheduled a Bris for her son for the eighth day. Unfortunately, she developed a[…]

  1. Deb Keane: I Love this story ! This is why I work here ! Great job !

  2. carol Namo: Wonderfully done!!! Compassion goes a long way. Thank you for sharing this letter. It makes me want to be even…

The Med Sled evacuation device: a skeptic’s review

In the wake of recent disasters like Hurricane Sandy and the Joplin tornadoes, institutions across the country are reviewing their disaster preparedness plans. Of significant importance is a plan to evacuate multiple floors of non-ambulatory patients. Thanks to some serious investigating and planning on the part of AAMC and our[…]

  1. Deb Keane: What a great first hand account of the experience !