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Published twice a month, Caring Headlines shares stories of best practices, innovations in care, clinical narratives, professional achievements, and topics of interest to healthcare professionals throughout the MGH community.

PT fund-raiser promotes exercise and spirit of giving - December 16, 2010

In this Issue: PT Fund-Raiser - Jeanette Ives Erickson: 2010: the Year in Review - A Nursing Reflection - PT Supports Power Up Program - Clinical Narrative: Andrea Bonanno, PT - Fielding the Issues I: Understanding the work of the PCS Financial Management Team - Fielding the Issues II: Recycling at MGH - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Fielding the Issues III: Handling Hazardous Drugs

Caring Headlines - Re-Designing Collaborative Governance - December 2, 2010

In this Issue: Re-Designing Collaborative Governance - Jeanette Ives Erickson: 2011 Partners Strategic Goals - Re-Designing Collaborative Governance - Clinical Narrative: Steven Mason, RT - The AgeWISE Summit - Patient & Family Advisory Councils Annual Networking Dinner - Announcements - Fielding the Issues: Safe Patient Handling

Caring Headlines - Celebrating National PT Month - November 18, 2010

In this Issue: National Physical Therapy Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Nursing Grand Rounds: Healthcare Reform - Physical Therapy Month - Respiratory Care Week - Life-Experience Narrative: Emily Smith, PT - Annual Collaborative Governance Celebration - Fielding the Issues I: an Update on the Lunder Building - Fielding the Issues II: Changes in POE Related to STAT Orders - Disability Awareness Month - Announcements - 2011 Jeremy Knowles Nurse Preceptor Fellowship

Caring Headlines - Many Stars One awesome celebration - October 21, 2010

In this Issue: One Celebration of Many Stars - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Flu Season and Vaccination - One Celebration of Many Stars - Case Management Celebrates Milestone - Clinical Narrative: A Multi-Disciplinary Team - AMMP Educational Scholarships - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Beth Nagle, RN - The Knight Center: Patricia Reilly, RN, Visiting Scholar - Inouye on Delirium in Older Adults - Fielding the Issues I: Transporting Patients on Contact Precautions - Fielding the Issues II: Keeping our Environment Clean - Announcements - Medical Interpreters Week

Caring Headlines - New Graduate in Critical Care Nursing Program- October 7, 2010

In this Issue: New Graduate in Critical Care Nursing Program - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Healthcare Reform - New Graduate in Critical Care Nursing Program - Clinical Narrative: Jessica Hancock, RN - Pediatric Nurse Makes Lasting Impression - Fielding the Issues I: Clinical Recognition Program Survey - Fielding the Issues II: Roll-Out of the Inpatient Evacuation Plan - Announcements - Pain Awareness Month

Caring Headlines - Certified Nurse-Midwives - September 16, 2010

In this Issue: Certified Nurse-Midwives - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Certified Nuse-Midwives - Ramadan at MGH - Clinical Narrative: Daphne Noyes and Rachel Spence, RN - Rinvigorating Our No-Smoking Campaign - The Knight Center: Annual Regulatory Compliance Training - Fielding the Issues: Acute Care Documentation (ACD) - Announcements - Collaborative Governance

Caring Headlines - Blending science and Storytelling - September 2, 2010

In this Issue: Blending science and Storytelling - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Office of Patient Advocacy - PT's Journey Toward a Narrative Culture - The Hausman Fellowship - Evidence-Based Practice at MGH - A Bicentennial Moment - Clinical Narrative: Sarah Abbot, RN - NRC Journal Club: Lela Holden, RN, Presents - New Leadership: Zary Amirhosseini - Clinical Ethics Residency for Nurses - Fielding the Issues: Domestic Violence - Fielding the Issues II: Advanced Inter-Disciplinary CPE - Announcements - Summer 2010 CPE

Clinical Affiliations ProgramCaring Headlines - Certified registered nurse anesthetists - August 5, 2010

In this Issue: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists - Hospital Clowning - Youth Programs: A Pro Tech Narrative - Clinical Narrative: Amber Lessard, RN - Clinical Nurse Manager: Marion Phipps, RN - The Carol A. Ghiloni, RN, Oncology Nursing Fellowship - CRP Survey Results - Fielding the Issues: Maintaining a Clean Environment - Announcements - Medication Manual in Trove

Caring Headlines - Leading the way in nursing research - July 22, 2010

In this Issue: Clinical Nurse Researcher Forum - Jeanette Ives Erickson: High-Quality Care in Cost-Conscious Times - Clinical Nurse Researcher Forum - Ricardo Diaz Memorial Award - The Knight Center: Team USA 'Spring Cleaning' - Nursing Research Committee Journal Club - Clinical Narrative: Eric Smith, PT - Patient Education: Tailor your Teaching to your Patient - The Paul W. Cronin and Ellen S. Raphael Award for Patient Advocacy - New Leadership: Robin Lipkis-Orlando, RN - In Memoriam Janice 'Jay' Ciano - Fielding the Issues: Infection Control Practices - Announcements - Health & Wellness Lunchtime Seminar

Caring Headlines - Coakley retires. Again. - July 1, 2010

In this Issue: Ed Coakley Retires - Jeanette Ives Erickson: CMS Returns - Volunteer Recognition Day - Coakley Retires - Clinical Narrative: Cindy Kane, RN - Clinical Narrative: Mary D’Onofrio, RN - Patient Memorial Service for Staff - Non-Clinical Narrative: Helena Kryuchkin - Professional Achievements - Research Poster Recognized - Announcements - Fielding the Issues

Caring Headlines - MGH celebrates hand-hygiene sucess - June 10, 2010

In this Issue: Hand Hygiene - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The MGH Fund - Hand Hygiene - Nurse Practitioners: New Care Model - Linda Kelly Visiting Scholar in Women's Health - The Acute Care Documentation Project - Clinical Narrative: Anastsia Tsiantoulas, RN - The Mary Forshay Scholarship - Breast Cancer Memorial Service - Fielding the Issues 1: Staff Perceptions of the Professional Practice Environment Survey - Fielding the Issues II: Medical Interpreters Awareness Campaign - Professional Achievements - Announcements - McGrail Mentor of Distinction Award

Caring Headlines - Nurse Week 2010 - May 27, 2010

In this Issue: Nurse Week 2010 - A nursing journey that would make Florence Nightingale proud - The effects of sensory interventions on a inpatient psychiatric unit - Evaluation of basic arrhythmia knowledge-retention and clinical applicaton by registered nurses - Healthcare reform and nursing care of older adults - Research utilization in nursing practice at MGH - The proclamation for change: promoting nursing practice - The effect of a preparatory information session prior to a cardiovascular procedure - From the NICU to OB clinics: the research practice trajectory - 2010 Yvonne L. Munn Nursing Research Awards - Interactive nursing research poster display and doctoral consultation - The patient experience of endocrine-based oral chemotherapy and drug 'holidays' in women with breast cancer - Florence Nightingale: a pioneer of modern nursing - Author compares MGH nurses to pebble in the water - Patient experiences unwitnessed fall in Neuro ICU - High-risk patient falls while transferring with family member - Patient Falls while afforded brief moment of privacy - Sudden change in status triggers unwitnessed fall - Announcements - Banister, Donahue recognized by Nursing Spectrum

Caring Headlines - Visiting Scholar for Cardiac Nursing focuses on unique needs of cardiac patients - May 6, 2010

In this Issue: Visiting Scholar for Cardiac Nursing - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Making a Difference: the Hausman Fund - Visiting Scholar for Cardiac Nursing - Advance Care Planning - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Pain Assessment: Simple and Meaningful - MGH Recognized for Diversity Program - Clinical Narrative: Christina Gancarz, RN - Chaplaincy Honors Eucharistic Ministers - A Fond Farewell to Father Celsi - Quality & Complaince in the MGH Transplant Center - Fielding the Issues: Important Practice Reminders - Announcements - Be Fit Seminar - A New look for Information Associates

Caring Headlines - The Gil Minor Nursing and Health Professions Scholarship to Advance Diversity - April 15, 2010

In this Issue: The Gil Minor Scholarship to Advance Diversity - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Understanding Restraints - The Gil Minor Scholarship to Advance Diversity - Occupational Therapy Month - Occupational Therapist in Beijing - Improving Care for Older Adults - Medical Nursing Visiting Scholar Program - Clinical Narrative: Leslie McLaughlin, OTR/L - Journal Club: Falls in the General Hospital - New Model for PCS Awards Program - The Knight Center: PCA Workshops - The Orren Carrere Fox Award - Fielding the Issues: Pressure Ulcers - In Memoriam: Remembering Marjorie K. Ionta - Announcements - Patient Education: Creating a Shame-Free Environment - Nurse Recognition Week Schedule

Caring Headlines - Let's talk safety "A look at the evolution of safety at MGH" - April 1, 2010

In this Issue: Patient Safety Awareness Week - Jeanette Ives Erickson: On Licensure, Credentialing, and Certification - New Graduate in Critical Care Nursing Program - Patient Safety Awareness Week - Clinical Narrative: Darren LeBlanc, RN - Fielding the Issues: Key Words - Key Word "Wordle" - Announcements - Best Practices: Preventing UTIs - Be Fit Lunchtime Sessions

Caring Headlines - March is National Social Work Month - March 18, 2010

In this Issue: Social Work Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Communication, Expectations, and Patient Satisfaction - Social Work Month - MGH Lung Transplant Support Group - Ambulatory Practice of the Future - Clinical Narrative: Leslie Geer, LCSW - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: Cardiac Monitoring on the General Care Units - Fielding the Issues II: Video Medical Interpreting - Announcements - Educational Offerings - The Knight Center: Commitment of Olympic Proportions

Caring Headlines - MGH in Haiti.. days before the earthquake - March 4, 2010

In this Issue: MGH Nurses in Haiti - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Raising the Bar on Patient Safety - MGH Nurses in Haiti - Mesi, MGH (Thank-you, MGH) - Clinical Narrative: Laura Maguire, RN - National Patient Safety Week - The Chaplaincy and Ash Wednesday - Fielding the Issues I: MGH Haiti Relief Fund - Fielding the Issues II: Physiological Monitoring - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Heart Health Awareness

Caring Headlines - Job Shadow Day bring local students to MGH - February 18, 2010

In this Issue: Job Shadow Day - Jeanette Ives Erickson: CMS Comes to MGH - Job Shadowing in Physical Therapy - The Knight Center: The Nurse-OA Relationship - Clinical Narrative: Jenny Rusin, RN - Go Red for Women - Fielding the Issues: Supporting our Haitian Colleagues - Announcements - Educational Offerings - A Note of Thanks

Caring Headlines - Crisis in Haiti brings out the best in MGH - February 4, 2010

In this Issue: Crisis in Haiti - Jeanette Ives Erickson: MGH Mobilizes to Help Haiti - Pet Therapy Celebrates Milestone Anniversary - EMAPPS Coaches - Clinical Narrative: Holley Engel, RN - Talking with Children about Events in the News - Fielding the Issue: Re:Designing Collaborative Governance - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Nursing Research Journal Club: Therapeutic Touch

Caring Headlines - IV nurses: integral members of the healthcare team - January 21, 2010

In this Issue: IV Nurse Day - Jeanette Ives Erickson: HCAHPS - A Day in the Life of an IV Nurse - 65Plus Conference - Clinical Narrative: Palmie Riposa, RN - The Knight Center: Responsiveness - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Fielding the Issues: Code Blue Newborn Team

Caring Headlines - MGH gets into the holiday spirit.. - January 7, 2010

In this Issue: MGH Gets into the Holiday Spirit - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Strategic Plan 2010 - Volunteer Pin Week - Ethics Rounds: Organ Donation - Clinical Narrative: Jayne Hill, RN - Evidence-Based Practice Initiative - Fielding the Issues: CarePages and the Flu - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Nursing Research Journal Club

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