Nursing Councils Report for August

Nursing Research Evidence-Based Practice Council Chair: Cathaleen Ley, PhD, RN Co-Chair: Cheryl Briggs, BSN, RN Reviewed and approved extension for FY2015 Bedside Scientist Kelsey McNeeley, BSN, RN, who is investigating the use of the CARE Cart in CCU. Reviewed and approved multi-site research study titled, “Making the case for nurse residency[…]

After surgery, GSU patient writes, “Your entire staff is made up of the greatest people ever assembled.”

We received this handwritten letter of thanks to the General Surgical Unit (GSU) team from a very appreciative patient. His exuberance and gratitude are evident in every line — you could almost sense his smile through the page. Way to go, GSU! I was recently a patient on GSU after I had[…]

HVU celebrates HealthStream’s Excellence Through Insight award

AAMC’s Heart and Vascular Unit (HVU) has been recognized with the 2014 HealthStream’ s Excellence Through Insight Award for Overall Inpatient Patient Experience. AAMC celebrated this honor at a reception on HVU on September 22, 2015. Dr. William Maxted, HVU Program Medical Director; Dr. Mark Sanchez; Hospitalist for HVU; Christine[…]

  1. Lisa Kirchner: The Heart and Vascular Unit is blessed to not only have a caring, compassionate and knowledgable nursing staff but also…

  2. Brandy: Way to go HVU! I am proud to be part of this team!!

October Journal Club: Does PACU visitation decrease family member anxiety?

Topic: Does Postanesthesia Care Unit visitation decrease family member anxiety? Presenter: Denise Matteson, BSN, RN, CAPA – Clinical Educator, Edwards Surgical Pavilion Date: Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 Time: 12-1pm Location: South Tower, 2nd floor conference room Click here for the full article, then join us for a lively discussion!

Have you presented your scholarly work at a conference, through a journal publication, etc? Share it here!

AAMC nurses are increasingly sharing their work via poster and podium presentations, journal publications, and webinars as a way of sharing their knowledge and experience — and potentially improving patient and staff outcomes. As a way of showcasing the scholarly work of nursing and clinical support staff at AAMC, the[…]

Nursing Professional Development Week is September 20-26

Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Week is September 20-26, 2015! Please join us is recognizing AAMC’s department of Clinical Education and Professional Development (CEPD) and our unit-based Clinical Educators for all they do to help our nurses grow professionally. CEPD staff work closely with our nurses and other clinical staff, helping[…]

Celebrating one year of Magnet designation and proving just how much AAMC Nurses rock!

AAMC Nurses Rock! To mark the one year celebration of our Magnet® designation we asked you to show your spirit and pride on our one year anniversary, Wednesday, September 16,by wearing your t-shirts and PPM tattoos… and you did!  Thank you for sharing pictures of your spirit and pride!

A note from Sherry Perkins: Learn more about AAMC’s next CNO and prepare to show AAMC pride on our Magnet Anniversary

A letter to AAMC nursing staff from our COO/CNO, Sherry Perkins… Dear Nursing Staff- Next week will mark one year since AAMC was designated a Magnet® organization. Please link here for the video of our Magnet® designation phone call. What I expressed that day is evident in every shift, every day,[…]

  1. carol Namo: Welcome to Barbara Jacobs, MSN,RN!! But Sherry, where are you going to be? We aren't losing you are we? What…

  2. Brandy: Happy One Year Magnet Anniversary!! Welcome Barbara Jacobs, MSN, RN!! Two great items to celebrate!!!! I'll be seen in green…

A letter of thanks from an HVU patient’s family: “From triage to discharge, everyone was professional, excellent and kind.”

Receiving a handwritten note of thanks from a patient or their family is so special. In this case, a loving daughter took the time to say thank you to some of the staff who cared so well for their mother — and also noted her care “from triage to discharge”[…]