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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.

First-ever Knight Nursing Center Skills Day, December 20, 2012

In this Issue: Skills Day - Jeanette Ives Erickson: A Look Back at an Incredible Year - Diversity in 2012 - Knight Center Skills Day - Clinical Narrative: Molly Rosenwasser, RN - Norman Knight Visiting Scholar - Connell Nursing Research Scholars - Comfort and Support After Loss Memorial Service - Memoriam: Remembering Deanna Pearimutter, RN - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Flu Season is Upon Us

SAFER Fair working together to keep patients safe, December 6, 2012

In this Issue: SAFER Fair - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Inter-Disciplinary Advisory Committee - The SAFER Fair - It Takes a Village - Clinical Narrative: Samantha Tarcov Block, LICSW - Blum Center Goes Virtual - Inter-Professional Learning atr the IHP - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: New Security Policies affect Mobile Devices - Fielding the Issues: Changes to the MGH Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan - Announcements - HCAHPS

Physical Therapy Month, November 15, 2012

In this Issue: Physical Therapy Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: HCAHPS Coming to Caring Headlines - National Disabilitiy Employment Awareness Month - Respiratory Care Week - Respiratory Care Week - Opportunities for Nursing Research - Physical Therapy Month - Clinical Narrative: Robert Dorman, PT - Physical Therapy and Multi-Cultural Communication - One Celebration of Many Stars - Collaborative Governance Celebrates 15 yrs - Blum Visiting Scholar Program - Spiritual Care Week - Announcements

Innovation, November 1, 2012

In this Issue: The Innovation Issue: There’s a Way to Do it Better - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Building on a History of Innovative Thinking - About Innovation Units - Relationship-Based Care - The Patient Compact - The Attending Nurse Role - The Education Plan - The Communication Plan - Inter-Disciplinary Rounds - Evaluating Change - Metrics - Outcomes - Creating a Culture of Safety - Cultural Rounds - Opening New Avenues of Communication - Leveraging Technology - Innovation through Standardization - The Always Responsive Project - Volunteers - Spiritual Care - Medical Interpreters - The Voice of the Patient - The Emergency Department - Peri-Operative Services

Our journey to a common clinical system has begun!, October 4, 2012

In this Issue: Our Journey to a Common Clinical System... - Jeanette Ives Ericson: Conversion to a Common Clinical System - Raising Awareness about DVT and PEs - Gil Minor and Norman Knight Scholarships - AMMP Scholarships - Clinical Narrative: Janice Tully, RN - Paul W. Cronin and Ellen S. Raphael Award for Patient Advocacy - Case Management Celebrates 17 Years - Fielding the Issues I: Service Animals at MGH - Fielding the Issues II: Understanding Clostridium Difficile - New Offerings from the Blum Center - Announcements - Announcements

The Oral History Project, September 20, 2012

In this Issue: The Oral History Project - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Magnet Evidence - The Oral History Project - MGH Welcomes Rev. John Polk - Clinical Narratives: Gloria Mendez-Carcamo, RRT - Always Responsive Project - RWJF Grant to Support Academic Nursing Preparation - Fielding the Issues: Name Chance for Modified Barium Swallow Study - Announcements - Professional Achievements

The Huasman Nursing Fellowship, September 6, 2012

In this Issue: The Hausman Nursing Fellowship to Advance Diversity - Jeanette Ives Erickson: State Zeroes in on Healthcare Costs - The Hausman Nursing Fellowship to Advance Diversity - Ramadan at MGH - Resource Nurse Leadership Development Forum - Clinical Narrative: Kathryn Eagan, RN - MGH Hosts Youth Peace Empowerment Program - Patient Education: The Effect of Sleep, Nutrition, and Exercise on Healthy Aging - Phillips 21 is Expanding - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: Employees with Disabilities Reource Group - Announcements

The Huashan Hospital
Nurse Leader Fellowship, August 16, 2012

In this Issue: Huashan Hospital Twinning Fellowship - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Joint Commission Visit - Volunteer Recognition Week - We're #1 - Clinical Narrative: Colleen Kehoe, RN - Huashan Hospital Twinning Fellowship - Fiedling the Issues: Diversity an Ongoing Priority - Announcements - Ben Corrao Clanon Memorial Scholarship

Fulmer is Linda Kelly Visiting Scholar, July 19, 2012

In this Issue: Linda Kelly Visiting Scholar Program - Jeanette Ives Erickson: 2012-2013 PCS Stratigic Goals - Linda Kelly, RN, Visiting Scholar Program - Managing Disruptive Behavior - The Albert H. Brown Visiting Medical Scholar Program - Clinical Narrative: Katherine Fillo, RN - Mind Body Medicine - The Carlol A. Ghilioni, RN Oncology Nursing Fellowship - The Wedding of a Lifetime - national Certification for Medical Interpreters - Fielding the Issues: Landmark Supreme Court Decision - Announcements

A true champion of patient-centered care, July 5, 2012

In this Issue: A Tribute to the Life of Keith Perleberg, RN - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Remembering Keith Perleberg, RN - A Tribute to the Life of Keith Perleberg, RN - Clinical Narrative: Chimwemwe Clarke, RN - Treatment for Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis - ESL Celebration of Achievement - Fielding the Issues: Innovation in the Perioperative Service - Fielding the Issues II: Shortage of Roman Catholic Priests - Professional Achievements - New Restraint Brochure - Announcements - Preventing Patient Elopement

Quiet Time - June 14, 2012

In this Issue: Quiet Time on White 7 - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Nursing Documentation - Clinical Leadership Collaborative - CLCDN and NERBNA Team Up - PCS Inter-Disciplinary Advisory Committee - Riding for Beth, MGH, and a Cure - Quient Time on White 7 - Clinical Ethics Residency for Nurses - Clinical Narrative: Hilary Levinson, RN - REBPC Journal Club: Pulmonary Artery Hypertension - Jill Nelson Burke, NP, Advanced Practice Nurisng Award - Fielding the Issues I: Organ and Tissue Donation - Fielding the Issues II: Changes to the CRP Portfolio - Fielding the Issues III: My Giving Hellps Campaign - Fielding the Issues IV: Proper Disposal of Medications - Professional Achievements - Announcements - CPE Graduation

Nurse Week 2012 - May 31, 2012

Inside this Issue: Nurse Week 2012 - MGH Nursing, Florence Nightingale and Lady Gaga??? - An evidence-based practice project on the use of non-invasive mechanical modalities for VTE prophylaxis in the Surgical ICU -The impact of death and dying in the ICU on new graduate nurses - Shaping the future of health care through innovation - Self-care for compassion fatigue - Taking the 'T' to cultural competence - The bucket list - Yvonne L. Munn Nursing Research Awards - Nursing Spectrum Nursing Excellence Awards - Interactive poster display

Innovative thinking: partnering
to advance clinial practice - May 10, 2012

Inside this Issue: Innovative Thinking to Advance Clinical Practice - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Innovation Units Update - Innovation to Improve Clinical Practice - Visiting Cardiac Nursing Scholar - MGH Youth Scholars - The Norman Knight Center: Results of 2012 Learning Needs Survey - Clinical Narrative: Molly Murphy, RN - Clinical Recognition Program: Changes to the Portfolio - Advance Care Planning Booth - Fielding the Issues I: Labeling Specimens a the Bedside - Fielding the Issues II: Identifying Patients' Preferred Language - Mary C. Forshay Scholarship - Professional Achievements - Announcements

Occupational Therapy Month focuses
on inter-disciplinary collaboration - April 19, 2012

Inside this Issue: Occupational Therapy Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Scope of Practice - Occupational Therapy Month - Patient Education: Health Information Translations - Clinical Narrative: Kimberly Erier, OTR/L - Clinical Narrative: Kelli McLoughlin, RN - Molly Catherine Tramontana Award - Fielding the Issues: Understanding the Role of Social Workers - Nurse Recognition Week Schedule of Events - Announcements - MGH Celebrates LGBT Week

Bystander Training - April 5, 2012

Inside this Issue: Bystander Training - Jeanette Ives Erickson: IOM Report on the Future of Nursing Bystander Training - The CRP Interview - NERBNA Excellence in Clinical Practice Awards - Clinical Narrative: Joyce Shapiro Gordon, CCC-SLP - REBPC Journal Club - Allan Moore, MD, Memorial Medi cal Services Blood Drive - Chaplain Cuts Hair for Good Cause - Fielding the Issues: Acute Care Documentation - Certified Nurse Day - Announcements - Professional Achievements

Medication reconciliation: one of four key hospital-wide
Process Improvement
Initiatives - March 15, 2012

Inside this Issue: Process Improvement Initiatives - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Process Improvement Initiatives - Social Work Embodies Spirit of Innovation - Child Life Specialists - Clinical Narrative: Caitlin Laidlaw, LICSW - Clinical Narrative: Kathie Pazola, RN - Doctoral Nursing Research Forum: Welcomes Terry Fulmer, RN - Fielding the Issues I: New Joint Commission Standard Affects APRNs and PAs - Fielding the Issues II: Professional Nursing Certifi cation Announcements - Ellison 3 PACU Celebrates Diversity

Every employee
plays a part in keeping
patients safe - March 1 , 2012

Inside this Issue: Excellence Every Day - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The Key to Successful Joint Commission Survey - Diversity: Black History Month Event: Can We Talk? - Clinical Narrative: Lauren Harvey, RN - Job Shadow Day - National Patient Safety Goals - Administrative Fellows Foster Support - Fielding the Issues: Advancing a Culture of Safety - Announcements - Professional Achievements

Innovation - February 16, 2012

In this Issue: Innovation: the Springboard to Everything New - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Innovation Units: Leading the Way to Transformational Change - Intervention Unit Interventions at a Glance - Clinical Narrative: Megan Keating, RN - The Attending Nurse Role - One Attending Nurse’s Story - Inter-Disciplinary Rounds - Innovation Units 101: The Educational Plan - Fielding the Issues - Temporal Artery Thermometers - Announcements - Go Red for Women

Taking narrative rounds on the road - February 2, 2012

In this Issue: Taking Narrative Rounds on the Road - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The Connell Gift - Narrative Rounds - Clinical Narrative: Leslie Smith, RRT - Code Silver: Preparing for the Worst-Care Scenario - Fielding the Issues: New Parameters for Pneumococcal Vaccine - Announcements - Blum Center Lecture: Nutrition in the New Year

New Technology
enhances communication - January 19, 2012

In this Issue: Common Clinical Systems - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Common Clinical Systems - Physical Therapy Month - Health Literacy - Clinical Narrative: Jane D’Addario, RN - 2012 Knowles Nurse Preceptor Fellows - Former Knowles Fellow Checks In - pink tips - Announcements - Fielding the Issues: The Center for Perioperative Care

Cultural traditions, MGH traditions
converge in spirit of the holidays - January 5, 2012

In this Issue: Holidays at MGH - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Innovation and Ingenuity - Tourette's Syndrome - Clinical Narrative: Robert Ferdinand, RN - Knight Nursing Center: Embracing Technology as a Learning Tool - Fran Donovan Remembered - Fielding the Issues: New Pain-Assessment Tool - Announcements - Innovative Recycling

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