Because you care…

Because you care, you do everything possible to keep our patients from falling, from developing pressure ulcers (HAPU), from acquiring central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), and preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). Thanks to your dedicated care to our patients, once again this past quarter, the majority of[…]

Don’t forget! Submit your Bedside Scientist Grant proposals by March 30.

Drafts of Bedside Scientist Grant study proposals are due to Cathaleen Ley by Wednesday, March 30, 2016. You will then receive helpful feedback on your quality improvement project or research project from the Nursing Research Council on April 5. Final grant proposals are due April 26, 2016. This year, you[…]

You’ve graduated! Congratulations to our March 2015 cohort of Nurse Residents.

In photo above, from left to right: Karmell Wilson (SCU), Erin Keavney (GSU), Wilfredo Bueno (IV Therapy), Sara Bragg (NICU), Stephanie Gardner (NCU), Paula Notrica (ONC), Catherine Herman (JSU), Ashley Cullen (HVU), Tiffanie France (CCU), and CNO Barbara Jacobs. Not pictured: Laura Goodman (ED) These very special nurse graduates started[…]

  1. Cheryl Briggs: Way to Go, Sara! So happy to have you on the NICU nursing team! Looking forward to watching your career…

  2. Brandy Brown: Congrats New Grads! All the hard work to get to this point has paid off! Welcome to the Profession of…

“Grow A Nurse” Scholarship ups the ante with department fundraising challenge

The “Grow a Nurse” Nursing Scholarship is in its 5th year with a brand new fundraising challenge: the department or team who raises the most donations towards the Grow A Nurse scholarship fund will receive a celebratory Pizza Party! The “Grow a Nurse” Nursing Scholarship Award provides an annual award[…]

  1. Carol Fickinger: We have gotten some questions about being able to use your badge on the online giving, and we are checking…

“AAMC is just incredible across the board,” says past-Patient Advisor after unexpected admission

As a past-Patient Advisor, this patient helped AAMC put new strategies in place to ensure our care is always patient- and family-centered. Years later, during an unexpected admission, he had the opportunity to see those changes put into place and experience the care of AAMC healthcare professionals. Here are his[…]

What’s all the buzz about Bedside Shift Report?

Over the past few weeks, AAMC nurses have attended Bedside Shift Report (BSR) re-education classes. Why the need for education on BSR? What’s different? We are standardizing BSR across the hospital, promoting patient safety and quality care by:  emphasizing patient and family engagement; addressing pain first; including a formal closing[…]

  1. Jan Clemons: Jessa- Your dedication to the BSR Resuscitation was phenomenal ! Thank you for taking the educator lead on this and…

MNA Nurses Night: Nurses advocate for their patients, community and environment

On March 7, 2016, 16 AAMC staff attended Nurses Night in Annapolis with MNA.  Many were returning for the second or third year, but there were some first timers, too. Legislation up for discussion was: HB490 – Maryland Nurse Practice Act – Peer Review and Advisory Committees and Penalties:  Among[…]

  1. Brandy: Thank you everyone for attending, even after the snow and ice caused a rescheduling of the event! See you next…

Patient writes, Cardiac Rehab staff were “attentive, positive, and reassuring”

After a heart attack, a patient shares their thanks for the excellent care they received from the staff at Cardiac Rehab… I would like for you to know that I am extremely pleased and grateful for the care I received in Cardiopulmonary Rehab over these past four weeks. After suffering[…]

Check out these educational opportunities during National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 13-19)

Make time to attend two wonderful educational opportunities next week in celebration of National Patient Safety Awareness Week Under Pressure: Latest Updates in Pressure Ulcer Prevention Presented by Michelle Raley Perkins, RN, Wound Ostomy Nurse Wednesday, March 16, 2016 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Doordan Institute, Conference Rooms A&F Pain[…]