February Journal Club: Bedside Nurse-to-Nurse Handoff Promotes Patient Safety

Bedside Nurse-to-Nurse Handoff Promotes Patient Safety Presenter: Jeanne Morris, BSN, RN – Patient and Family Centered Care Coordinator Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 12-1pm South Tower, 2nd floor conference room Please join us to discuss this article, Bedside Nurse-to-Nurse Handoff Promotes Patient Safety.

Nursing Councils Report for November

Nursing Research Evidence-Based Practice Council Chair: Cathaleen Ley, PhD, RN Co-Chair: Cheryl Briggs, BSN, RN The November 2015 Journal Club was led by Kathy Groody, MSN, RN, and Megan Hazen, PT, who presented, “Safety of Mobilizing Hospitalized Adults.” The Journal Club meets on the third Monday of every month from 12-1 PM[…]

  1. Deb Keane: I love that the Council Reports are on the Blog !

Tina Raab, RN, DAISY Award recipient, nominated by patients after the loss of their baby

Congratulations to Tina Raab, RN, AAMC’s most recent DAISY Award recipient. Tina was surprised by a crowd of Labor & Delivery colleagues, family and friends who secretly assembled on the evening of January 12 in the front lobby of the Labor & Delivery Unit. The unit was very busy that[…]

  1. Mary Owens: Well deserved, Tina. Brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations! ~Mary Owens

  2. Debbie Sears: Tina thank you for the wonderful care you give all of your patients. You are truly deserving of this Daisy…

Care beyond the bedside: Nurses’ Lobby Night registration is now open

Join nurse colleagues from AAMC and all over the state of Maryland for Nurses’ Lobby Night in Annapolis on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 from 5-8pm. Registration is currently open – but limited space is available. Register soon by visiting www.marylandrn.org/, then click on Upcoming Events, then 2015 MNA Nurses Lobby[…]

  1. Brandy Brown: Come to one or both events! Even if you can only make it to one event, you will learn about…

  2. Elena Brions-Gaviola: Interested.

    • Brandy: Hope you can make it out! Email me if you have any questions. I have been for the past 3…

Bedside Scientists! Applications for your Research or Quality Improvement projects are now being accepted

Want to be part of the solution in improving care to our patients? Then become a Bedside Scientist and receive up to $1,000 in grant funding to conduct your evidence based quality improvement project or research study. Grant funding is available to all clinical staff, including nursing and clinical support[…]

Be recognized as ADVANCE’s 2016 Best Nursing Team!

Be recognized as ADVANCE’s 2016 Best Nursing Team. To participate, write an essay on your team’s defining moment in one of the following categories: initiative, adaptability, expertise, or outreach. Find out more here. INITIATIVE: Describe how your team created a new process or procedure and demonstrate the outcomes of those[…]

  1. Brandy: I think our Clinical Education Department team should be recognized!!! Let's make it happen!

Warm the soles from heels to toes – donate socks for the needy in our community

It’s chilly out there! To help out members of our community who may not have access to warm winter clothing, AAMC’s Community Service Initiative is sponsoring a “sock drop.” How can you help? Donate new, adult socks on Tuesday, Feb. 2 in the Hospital Pavilion North Lobby between 8-8:30 a.m.[…]

“Your BSN is closer — and more affordable — than you think,” says Kathy Sowa, RN. Read her scholarship story here, then apply!

The AAMC Foundation Nursing Scholarship application is now available! The deadline to apply is February 1, 2016. Access the application here. Here’s how Kathy Sowa, RN, a nurse on Neuro Care Unit, benefited from her scholarship: The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Future of Nursing recommends that the proportion of nurses with baccalaureate degrees be increased to 80%[…]

Essay Contest for kids: Using the Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. to Unite Us

Do you have a child in elementary, middle or high school? The Cultural Diversity Initiative invites all students to participate in a “Using the Dream” contest. Students can submit an essay or artistic expression reflecting how they use Dr. King’s dream of a unified world to promote unity. Two elementary[…]