AAMC Nurses shine at MNA Conference

AAMC Nurses shine at MNA Conference

Way to go, AAMC Nurses! Several of our own were honored at the 109th Annual Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) Conference, held on October 18-19 here at AAMC.  

Marianne McKiernan, RN, who works on the Observation Unit, was presented with the “Outstanding Nurse Practice” award for her continued success in making positive changes for her staff and patients on her unit.

Sherry Nash, RN and Brandy Brown, BSN, RN, of the Heart and Vascular Unit, were awarded second place for their work on a poster project entitled, “Reducing Readmissions of Heart Failure Patients on the Heart and Vascular Unit.” They used PICO (Problem, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) to define their clinical question and develop evidence-based healthcare. The result? Decreased readmission rates for their CHF patients. 

Our nurses also presented several sessions:

  • SMART: The Patient- and Family-Centered Universal Discharge Protocol – Kristina Andersen, BSN, RN, and Sherry Perkins, PhD, RN
  • Promoting Ingenuity with Evidence Based Practice Fair – Cathaleen Ley, PhD, RN, Jennifer Hoover, RN, and Cheryl Briggs, RN
  • Development and Launch of a CISM team in an Acute Care Setting: Year 1 – Christine Frost, RN, MSN/MBA, and Rita Rohme, RN

AAMC Nurses, yet again, represent a nursing profession that is dedicated to excellent patient care through evidence-based practice and a heart for our patients. Congratulations to all of our winners and presenters!  -Jessica Davis, RN

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