We’ve been busy! Your November NSP updates

We’ve been busy! Your November NSP updates

Below, our Nursing Strategic Plan (NSP) initiatives’ updates for the month of November

Care Delivery Model

Co-leads: Katie Boston, Rita Linnenkamp. Committee: Carol Bell, Michelle Donovan, Kim Dyson, Kamila Frederick, Malori Iman, Don Jump, Rae Leonard, Renee Lester, Judith Loftice, Miranda Merriman, CJ Rovaldi, Eve Sage, Judy Simpson, Anita Smith, Stephanie Thompson

  • Developed Care Delivery Model presentation to help educate staff on patient and family-centered care during staff meetings—starting in December.
  • Encouraged patient- and family-centered care (PFCC) movement, saw this in bedside shift report and changing visitation practices in some units.
  • Continue to develop AAMC’s nursing professional practice model around PFCC.
  • Patient/Family Advisory Council continues to be consulted on improving way-finding and signage on existing campus and in the new tower.


Co-leads: Christine Frost, Monica Mewshaw. Committee: Chona Hamrock, Deb Keane, Juli Pastrana, Denise Schmitt, Anita Smith, Amy Vance

Community Service Initiative (CSI)

Co-leads: E. Misa Ewing, Emily Groves. Committee: Diane Frank, Dana Garver, Meg Hutchings,Virginia Mooney, Michael Owens, Sabita Persaud, Deshirle (Dee) Rowel, Joan Sadler, Debbie Sears, Vicky Tallerico, Mary Ellen Tuma

  • Thank you to all those who donated to the Thanksgiving Basket Drive! We had approximately 80 units/departments throughout AAHS prepare 106 baskets. The Light House staff tells us that we impacted about 750 people. THANK YOU! 
  • Thank you to the eight volunteers who assisted with the Flu Vaccine Clinic at Light House, donating time over two days to vaccinate clients and staff. 
  • Our AAMC clothing line has a new vendor. To celebrate we will be selling these items in the cafeteria on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 20, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Payroll deduction available! 
  • The 2011 Health Education Class Schedule is available for sign up – contact Emily Groves (egroves@aahs.org) to find a class or screening you’d like to teach at the Light House. 
  • Stay tuned for updates regarding the Client Advocate role at the Light House nursing-run clinic.  This role will assist clients of Light House by assessing and prioritizing their health needs and helping them to access those resources available to them. 
  • Thanks for Tina from Food Services who participated in Bountiful Harvest with food supplies donated by AAMC. Two hundred fifty tickets were sold, proceeds benefitting the Light House.

Cultural Diversity and Workforce Advocacy

Coleads: Sherri Morgan-Johnson, Shirley Faison Everette. Committee:  John Bonaccorsy, Sedonna Brown, Anna Cortez, Keverne Gomar, Vilma Hardesty, Walter (Buddy) Holland, Miles Joebchen, Uyen Joebchen, Mary Ann Julian, Jazmin Manlapaz, Sharon Mooney, Saisa Neel, Darlene Robinson, Alexis Rubin, Clover Springer, Marilou Turner

  • Winter Holiday celebration with AAMC choir, Thursday, Dec. 2 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Caroling and celebrating the holidays of many cultures.
  • Planning the annual MLK Day celebration on Thursday, Jan 13 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Seeking staff participation in identifying this year’s theme!
  • Developing Cultural Sensitivity classes for the Light House dates TBD.

Evidence-Based Nursing

Co-leads: Cathaleen Ley, Jennifer Herizig. Committee Cheryl Briggs, Jackie Johnson, Mary Cohn, Elizabeth Marr, Joyce Miller, Fiona St. Remy.

  • Reviewed and critiqued a nursing research study written by a student for an AAHS patient population titled, “The relationship between perception of nurse caring and phase II cardiac rehabilitation patient’s depression, anxiety, and adherence.” Council goal is to review any AAMC study before it goes to IRB.
  • Discussed Nursing Research Fair, to be held next fall.  

Interdisciplinary Informatics Council (IIC)

Leads: Beth Cunane, Nancy Faust.  Committee: Joyce Becker, Kerry Blume, Theresa Bosworth, Julie Brick, Anastasia Brown, Michelle Countiss, Ramona Cunningham, Phoebe Eilenberg, Sandy Fox, Barbara Garn, Jennifer Gurka, Mary Ann Kane, Nancy Kemp, Kimberly King, Susan Kozel, Lisa Laking, Kathie Lester, April Meadows, Susan Meadows, Shanley Minor, John Ness, Judi Newcomb, Kay Patterson, Michelle Perkins, Michelle, Sherry Perkins, Rosanne Proctor, Sumati Rao, Helen Reines, Evelyn Rochlin, Theresa Stinchcomb, Bill Swan, Rachel Turner, Margaret Tyler, Cynthia Vaughn, Lindsay Warwick, Erin Wilber, Dana Wingert, Angela Zazzera

  • Improvements to be made to enhance compliance in medication reconciliation and PTA meds.
  • Audit form developed to give nurses a plan to make sure all important information is there during daily chart checks.

Staffing and Scheduling

Co-leads: Ann Marie Pessagno, Jill Smitley. Committee: Kristina Anderson, Karen Asplund, Lil Banchero, Sharolyn Bush, Evelyn Farkas, Anne Harnish, Sharon Hilder, Peggy Holston, Jackie Johnson, Nita Jones, Lisa Laking, Cheryl Lamon, Marianne McKiernan, Pat Mlynarski, Cathy Moir, Elise Morris, Deanette Readling, Joan Sadler, Jo Ann Shelley, Deb Swanner, Vicky Timerman

  • Policies passed: Floating to Another Nursing Unit, Staff Vacation during Primetime Holiday Considerations.
  • Communication plan for getting policy information to staff: Nursing Blog, Traveling Coffee House, Nursing Operations and other nursing meetings.  
  • Next policies to review: On Call, Tier/CPT policies.

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