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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.

The Mackoff visit, fostering a just culture, and enhancing patient safety
December 18, 2014

In this issue: Disruptive Patient Behavior - Post-Acute Levels of Care - Post-Acute Levels of Care Poster - Clinical Narrative: Stephanie Michael, RN - Fielding the Issues II: New Feature Available in Kronos - Professional Achievements - Announcements

Fall-prevention - December 4, 2014

In this issue: Preventing Falls - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Optimizing Patient Flow - Preventing Fall-Related Injuries - Younger Patients Fall Too - Cliniccal Narrative: Mimi Pomerleau, RN - Health Literacy Month - ESOL Program Takes a Field Trip - Fielding the Issues: The IOM and MGH Medical Interpreters - Announcements - HCAHPS

A Celebration of Stars! - November 20, 2014

In this issue: Celebration of Stars - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The Autism Collaborative - Celebration of Stars - Spiritual Care Week - Clinical Narrative: Mary Bourgeois, PT - Celebrating Everyday Heroes - Physical Therapy Month - Respiratory Care Week - Fielding teh Issues: The Mattress Fair - Announcements - Comfort and support After Loss Memorial Service

Culture Rounds - November 6, 2014

In this issue: Culture Rounds - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Guardianship - MGH Nurses Retire - Clinical Narrative: Kelly Perfetti, RN - Culture Rounds - New Patient Food Service - A Wedding in the Cardiac ICU - Fielding the Issues: MGH Perscription-Benefit Program - Announcements - The Hajj - HCAHPS

The SAFER Fair - October 16, 2014

In this issue: The SAFER Fair - Jeanette Ives Erickson: See Something Say Something - Annual SAFER Fair - Collaborative Governance Celebration - Cultural Themes Inform Patient Care - Clinical Narrative: Jess MacKinnon, RN - Organ Donation in the Cardiac ICU - CPE Residency Returns to MGH - Fielding the Issues: Sharing Best Practices - Professional Achievements - National Health Literacy Month - Hand Hygiene Poster Campaign

Flu Season is Here - October 2, 2014

In this issue: Flu Season is Here - Jeanette Ives Erison: Now More than Ever; Innovation Units - AMMP Scholarship Program - Case Management Week - Clinical Narrative: Rabbi Ben Lanckton - Preparing for Flu Season - Frequently Asked Questions about the Flu - Norman Knight Visiting Scholar - Fielding the Issues: Safe Patient Transport - Announcements - Surgical Technologist Week - HCAHPS

Fall-Prevention - September 18, 2014

In this issue: Fall-Prevention at MGH - Jeanette Ives Erickson: National Patient Safety Goals #1 and #2 - The Hausman Fellowship for Minority Nursing Students - Getting Creative about Fall-Prevention - Clinical Narrative: Elzbieta Gilbride, RN - The LEAF Program - Fielding the Issues: Fall Prevention - Getting Ready for I-PASS - MGH Accessibility Resource Site - Announcements - Professional Achievements - Hand Hygiene Poster Campaign

I-PASS - September 4, 2014

In this issue:I-PASS - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Preserving our Pale Blue Dot - Depression: Signs and Symptoms - Global Health Nursing Conference - MGH-Huashan Hospital Nurse-Leader Twinning Fellowship - Summer Jobs Program - Clinical Narrative: Therese Nearhos, RN - Ben Corrao Clanon Memorial - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: Cliniical Recognition Program, I-PASS - Announcements - ellucid Policy Manager/Library - HCAHPS

Cultural Rounds - August 21, 2014

In this issue: Cultural Rounds - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Smoking Cessation - Cultural Rounds - Ramadan at MGH - PCS Scholarships - Clinical Narrative: Rebecca Santos Inzana, SLP - Bereavement Program for Children - Cathy Gouzoule Oncology Scholarship - Patient Renews Wedding Vows - Munn Nursing Research Update - Clinical Pastoral Education Program - Fielding the Issues: Patient' Rights and Responsibilities - Announcements - Professional Achievements - Hand Hygiene Poster Campaign

New Nurse Staffing Legislation - July 17, 2014

In this issue: Nurse Staffing Legislation - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Nurse Staffing Legislation - Linda Kelly Visiting Scholar - Clinical Narrative: Sharon Serinsky, OTR/L - Cardiac Nursing Visting Scholar - More than Just a Journal Club - Fielding the Issues: Spirituality and Care-Giving - Remembering Maude Forrester - Announcements - World Cup MGH-Style - Hand Hygiene Poster Campaign

The Inaugural Barbara A. Dunderdale Lecture on the Future of Nursing - July 3, 2014

In this issue: The Inaugural Barbara A. Dunderdale Lecture on the Future of Nursing - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Optimizing Inpatient Flow - The Inaugural Barbara A. Dunderdale Lecture on the Future of Nursing - Critical Care Nurse Residencyt Program - Clinical Narrative: Reverencd John Kearns - Albert H. Brown Visiting Scholar - Orren Carrere Fox Award - Fielding the Issues: National Patient Safety Goal #1 - Partners eCare Revenue Cycle Implementation - Announcements - Professional Achievements - HCAHPS

Pat Rowell Extraordinary Achievement Award - June 19, 2014

In this issue: Pat Rowell Extraordinary Achievement Award - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Improving Care through Peer-to-Peer Assessment - Volunteer Recognition Week - The Molly Catherine Tramontana Award - Clinical Leadership Collaborative for Diversity in Nursing - MGH Celebrates Boston Pride Week - Cancer Center's Through Each Other's Eyes Conference - Advance Care Planning Booth - Advance Care Planning Booth - Connell Nursing Research Visiting Scholar - Cliniical Narrative: Melissa Mattola-Kiatos, RN - New Disruptive-Behavior Icon - National Men's Health Week - Fielding the Issues I: Dietary Restriction for Dialysis Patients - Fielding the Issues II: Partners eCare Revenue-Cycle Implementation - In Memoriam: Ed Coakley, RN, Susan Noska, RN - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues III: Pain-Management - Announcements - HCAHPS

Nurse Week 2014 - May 29, 2014

In this issue: MGH nurses... still simply the best! - Self-care palette for nourishing the mind, body, and spirit: relax and renew - Clinical and professional transformation: a dialogue with CSI Academy graduates - Portrait Unveiling Linda Richards, America’s fi rst trained nurse - No bows, no curls, no jewellery, and no hoop skirts: the trained nurse in the 19th century - Interactive poster display Nurse researchers share their knowledge and fi ndings at this year’s Nursing Research Poster Session - 2014 Nursing Research Poster Awards - Implementing power as knowing participation in change: impact on the professional practice environment - 2014 Yvonne L. Munn Nursing Research Award Recipients - Gem Nursing Excellence Awards - Military cake-cutting at MGH

Pierce-Chana receives this year's Pamela J. Ellis Memorial Secretarial Award - May 8, 2014

In this issue: Pamela J. Ellis Memorial Secretarial Award - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Fixed Nure-Patient Staffing Ratios - Pamela J. Ellis Memorial Secretarial Award - National Women't Health Week - Clinical Narrative: Julie MaqcPherson-Clements, RRT - The Mary C Forshay Scholarship - Fielding the Issues: Hourly Rounding - Announcements - Comfort Zone Camp - HCAHPS

One year later... - April 24, 2014

In this issue: One Year Later - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Boston Strong, MGH Proud; One Year Later - Service Excellence Awards - Clinical Narrative: Lauren Aloisio, RN - Linda Richards: America's First Trained Nurse - Prayer Shawl Ministry - Fielding the Issues: Selft-Care - Nurse Recognition Week Schedule - Announcements - Hand Hygiene Campaign

April is Occupational Therapy Month - April 3, 2014

In this issue: Occupational Therapy Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Fixed Nurse-Patient Staffing Ratios - Occupational Therapy Month - Social Work Month - Clinical Narrative: Christine Carifio, OTR/L - Patient-Family Advisory Councils - Purim at MGH - GI Nurse Day - Patient Education Website - Schedule of Marathon Events - Announcements - Professional Achievements - HCAHPS

Hand Hygiene and Mobile Devices - March 20, 2014

In this issue: Hand Hygiene and Mobile Devices - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The MGH Strategic Plan - Black History Month - Hand Hygiene and Mobile Devices - Clinical Narrative: Susie Essig, LICSW - Connell Nursing Research Mentor Comes to MGH - More than just a journal club - Preventing CAUTIs - Fielding the Issues: Ambulatory Practice of the Future - Announcements - Professional Achievements - Hand Hygiene Poster Campaign

Hourly Rounding - March 6, 2014

In this Issue: Innovation Units - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Innovation Units - NERBNA Nursing Excellence Awards - Certified Nurse Day - Clinical Narrative: Jessica Berry, RN - The NICU Parent Forum - New Leadershiip: Claire Seguin, RN, Senior Manager for Clinical Compliance - Fielding the Issues: Professional Organizations - Announcements - Raising Awareness: PT Goes Red for Women's Health - HCAHPS

The ABCDEF Bundle in the CICU - February 6, 2014

In this Issue: The ABCDEF Bundle in the CICU - Jeanette Ives Erickson: A Partners eCare Update - The ABCDEF Bundle in the CICU - First Hindu Spiritual Gathering - Clinical Narrative: Nicole Martinez, RN - A Tribute to Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr - Fielding the Issues: Nursing Certification - Announcements - HCAHPS

The Safe Patient
Hand-Over Summit - January 23, 2014

In this Issue: Safe Patient Hand-Over Summit - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Staff Perceptions of the Professional Practice Environment Survey - The First Safe Patient Hand-Over Summit - Clinical Narrative: Amy Lizotte, RN - Pediatric Endoscopy Receives Special Gift - Fielding the Issues: Care Re-Design and Innovation Units - Announcements - Professional Achievements - Professional Achievements - Hand Hygiene Poster Campaign

Julie Cronin, RN
GEM Nurse of the Year - January 9, 2014

In this Issue: Cronin: GEM Nurse of the Year - Jeanette Ives Erickson: 2014 PCS Strategic Plan - Cronin Named GEM Nurse of the Year - Respiratory Care Week - Cardiac Nursing Visiting Scholar - Munn Nursing Research Grand Rounds - Clinical Narrative: Kristen Patrick, RN - Cronin & Raphael Award for Patient Advocacy - Comfort & Support After Loss Memorial Service - Clinical Pastoral Education Program - Tai Chi at the Benson-Henry Institute - Fielding the Issues: eBridge: What Nurses Need to Know - Eucharistic Ministers - Professional Achievements - Announcements - HCAHPS

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