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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.

ESOL Field Trip to Russell Museum- December 17, 2015

In this issue: ESOL Field Trip to Russell Museum - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Partners eCare Update - ESOL Field Trip to Russell Museum - Clinical Narrative: James Doran, Buddhist Chaplain - Fielding the Issues: I-PASS for Warm Hand-Overs; Changes to Patient Wristbands - Policies, Procedures & Products - Announcements - HAVEN Says Thank You

Celebrating Respiratory Care Week - December 3, 2015

In this issue: Respiratory Care Week - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Patient Safety Culture Survey - Respiratory Care Week - Disabilities Breakfast Champions Award - Clinical Narrative: Sarah Pollard, RN - Spiritual Care Week - Perioperative Nurse Week - Comfort and Support after Loss of Memorial Service - Fielding the Issues I: Voalte Phones and Medical Interpretation - Fielding the Issues II: I-PASS; Standardizing Hand-Over Communication - Announcements - HCAHPS

Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month - November 19, 2015

In this issue: National Physical Therapy Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: On Confidentiality - National Physical Therapy Month - Innovation in PT and OT Clinical Education - Clinical Narrative: Dan Kelleher, PT - MGH MVP Program - GEM Nurse of the Year Celebration - Fielding the Issues: Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts - Professional Achievements - Announcements - eCare Update: Educational Efforts

Is the Care You Provide LGBT-friendly? - November 5, 2015

In this issue: LGBT Awareness - Jeanette Ives Erickson: LGBT Awareness - A Nursing Career Remembered - Clinical Narrative: Stephanie lane, PT - Nursing Certification in PeopleSoft - Fielding the Issues: Understanding the PCS Budget Process - Announcements - HCAHPS

Case Management Celebrates 20 Years of Service at MGH - October 15, 2015

In this issue: Case Management - Jeanette Ives Erickson: our Incredible Support Staff - Case Management Celebrates 20 Years - Bystander Awareness - Disabilities Awareness - PCS Scholarships - Clinical Narrative: Angela Wynder, RN, and Michelle Picard, RN - Paul W. Cronin and Ellen S. Raphael Award for Patient Advocacy - National Health Literacy Month - Patient-Education Materials on IVC Filter Removal - Patient-Education Materials on COPD - Unacceptable Abbreviations - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Policies, Products & Procedures - Partners eCare Update

Celebrating Accessible MGH - October 1, 2015

In this issue: Celebrating Accessible MGH - Jeanette Ives Erickson: 2015 Staff Perceptions of the Professional Practice Environment Survey - Celecrating Accessible MGH - Clinical Narrative: Sara hunter, rN - The Orren Carrere Fox Award - Re-Designing Collaborative Governance - Fielding the Issues: MOLST - Announcements - HCAHPS

Medical Abbreviations - September 17, 2015

In this issue: Medical Abbreviations - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Magnet Update - Unacceptable Abbreviations - Susan A. Noska LEAD Award - Clinical Narrative: Lisa Bouvier, RN; Anne Labriola, RN; Jennifer Mantia, RN; Christine McCarthy, RN - Caring for a Family Member with Alzheimer's Disease - Fielding the Issues: New Emergency Medicine Chaplain - Announcements - Professional Achievements

Caring for Ebola Patients in Sierra Leone - September 3, 2015

In this issue: Caring for Patient in Sierra Leone - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Partners eCare Update - Caring for Ebola Patient in Sierra Leone - Clinical Narrative: Kristen Nichols, RN - Fielding the Issues: Celebrating Accessible MGH - Remembrance: Barbara Carter, RN - Announcements - Chaplaincy: Selfless Act of Kindness - HCAHPS

Untangling the Gordian Knot of Health Care, August 20, 2015

In this issue: Untangling the Gordian Knot of Health Care - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Guest Editor, Rick Evans, on Improving the Patient Experience - Healthcare and the Gordian Knot - MGH youth Programs - Cardiac Nursing Visting Scholar - Clinical Narrative: Lyndsey Farrow, RN - Safe Patient Transport - The Ben Corrao Clanon Memorial Scholarship - Fielding the Issues: Estimated Date of Discharge Tool 2.0 - Policies, Products, and Procedures - Announcements - Remembrance: Lisbeth Rodriguez

The Barbara A. Dunderdale, RN, Lecture on the Future of Nursing, July 16, 2015

In this issue: The Barbara A. Dunderdale, RN, Lecture on the Future of Nursing - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Utilizing Home Health Care - Ramadan at MGH - Clinical Narrative: Sarah Brooks, RN - Still Alice: Understanding Alzheimer's - Carol A. Ghiloni Oncology Nursing Fellowship - Creating a Welcoming Enbironment for Patients with Disabilities - Hand Hygiene - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Fielding the Issues: Selecting New Glucometers

GEM Nursing Excellence Awards, July 2, 2015

In this issue: GEM Nursing Excellence Awards - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The eCare Nurse Residency Program - GEM Nursing Excellence Awards - Workplace Education Program - Clinical Narrative: Brian Cyr, RN - The Lunder 9 Gratitude Project - Our Baby Friendly Journey - The READI Study - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Policies, Products, and Procedures - HCAHPS

Newell Retires, June 18, 2015

In this issue: Newell Retires - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Improving the Patient Experience - Newell Retires - Albert H. Brown Visiting Scholar Program - Patient Education: Helping Patient Help Themselves - Clinical Narrative: Paula Restrepo, RN - Mary C. Forshay Scholarship - Advance Planning - Fielding the Issues: Healthcare Proxies - Announcements - Professional Achievements - Pride Week

Nurse Week 2015, May 28, 2015

In this issue: Nurse Weekd 2015 - MGH nurses still 'Simply the Best' - The wisdom of experience - Understanding biases can make you a better caregiver and co-worker - Interactive poster display - Advancing nursing research at MGH: view and vision - 2015 Nursing Research Award recipients - Nursing in the RACU - 2015 Nursing Research Poster Awards - Making Florence proud: using nursing informatics in your daily practice - Pediatric nursing - Reflect, re-fuel, and re-balance - Orthopaedic nursing - Scenes from Nurse Week - Nursing in the Short Stay Unit - Annual military nurse cake-cutting ceremony

Rolling out the red carpet for the Service Excellence Awards, May 7, 2015

In this issue: Service Excellence Awards - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Joint Commission Visit - Clinical Recoginition Program: Review Board Presentation - Service Excellence Awards - Clinical Narrative: Casandra McIntyre, RN - The Molly Catherine Tramontana Award - Fielding the Issues: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety - Fielding the Issues: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Timity Science Fair - HCAHPS

Certifited Nurses Day, April 16, 2015

In this issue: Certified Nurses Day - Jeanette Ives Erickson: We're Ready - Occupational Therapy Month - Patient Education: Partners in Care - Certified Nurses Day - Continuing Education and MGH: Training & Workforce Development - Clinical Narrative: Heather Evoniuk, RN - New Leadership: Mery 'Meg' Bourbonniere, RN and Jacqueline Nolan - Revised Acute Stroke Protocol - Fielding the Issues: partners. eCare Work Groups Forming - Nurse Week Schedule - Chaplaincy: Mechirate Chametz

Celebrating National Social Work Month, April 2, 2015

In this issue: in this issue: Celebrating National Social Work Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: PCS Strategic Plan: Goal #4 - Social Work Month - Checking in with the New Director of HAVEN - Clinical Narrative: Jennifer Neveu, PT - Exercise your Fair - Health Care Proxies: Myths and Misconceptions - In Memoriam: Carolyn Anderson, RN; Mary Williams, RN - Fielding the Issues: Metavision - Announcements - HCAHPS

Innovation in care-delivery, March 19, 2015

In this issue: Innovation in Care-Delievery - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Innovation in Care Delivery - Reducing Length of Stay with Restraint Solutions - Safety Reporting at MGH Back Bay - Clinical Narrative: Katie Murphy, LICSW - Fielding the Issues: Improving the Hospital Experience for patients with Autism - Fielding the Issues: Health Care and the Gordian Knot Symposium - Announcements - Certified Nurse Day

When it comes to talking about race, are we all on the same page?, March 5, 2015

In this issue: Talking about Race - Jeanette Ives Erickson: PCS Strategic Plan: Goal #2 - Let's Talk about Race - MGH Community Dialogue on Race - Clinical Narrative: Vanessa Dellheim, PT - NERBNA Excellence Awards - Fielding the Issues: Estimated Date of Discharge Tool - Fielding the Issues: Blood Transfusion - Announcements - Staff Perceptions of the Professional Practice Environment Survey - HCAHPS

Simulated Bedside Emergencies, February 19, 2015

In this issue: OB Nursing Simulation Program - Jeanette Ives Erickson: PCS Strategic Plan: Goal #1 - OB Nursing Simulation Program - Critical Care Nurse Residency Program - Perianesthesia Nurse Awareness Week - Clinical Narrative: CArolyn La Vita, RN - Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections with Good Hand Hygiene - Professional Achievements - Fielding the issues: Ensuring LEP Patient Understand their Options - Announcements - ellucid is Coming to MGH - PT Goes Red for Women's Health

Unconscious Bias, February 5, 2015

In this issue: Unconscious Bias - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Unconscious Bias - OR Learning Laboratory: Simulation Suite - Clinical Narrative: Maria Vareschi, RN - National Patient Safety Goals: Suicide-Prevention - Did you Know?: Optimizing Inpatient Flow - Fielding the Issue: Self-Care as the Marathon Bombing Trial Begins - Announcements - HCAHPS

A Look Back at 2014, January 22, 2015

In this issue: 2014 - Jeanette Ives Erickson: A look back at 2014 - Learning from the past; planning for the future - Innovation Units: a look back and a look ahead - Improving the patient experience - Patient Education: a focus on access and quality - Cultivating an organizational culture of inclusion - Best practices and nurse-sensitive quality indicators - National Patient Safety Goals - Partners eCare: gearing up for the transition to a fully integrated clinical information system - Optimizing patient flow: reducing length of stay while maintaining optimal quality, safety, and service - Collaborative Governance: 2014 Annual Report - The learning organization - Patient and family advisory councils - The Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research - Data tells a story: meeting today's healthcare challenges with a highly skilled, experienced workforce - 2014 awards and recognition

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