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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.

It's not too late to vaccinate - December 15, 2016

In this issue: It's Not Too Late to Vaccinate - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Mutual Respect and Understanding - Global Disaster Response Team - Clinical Narrative: Kelly Cruise, RN attending nurse - Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program - Orren Carrere Fox Award - Fielding the Issues: Vigilance in Linen-Management - Announcements - It's Not Too Late to Vaccinate

A look at the ED post-discharge phone call program - December 1, 2016

In this issue: ED Post-Discharge Phone Care Program - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Re-Visiting our Guiding Documents - Celebrating Everyday Heros - ED Post-Discharge Phone Call Program - Clinical Narrative: Chantai Kayitesti, RN - Comfort and Support After Loss Memorial Service - Case Management Week at MGH - Professional Achievements - New England Organ Bank - Fielding the Issues: How do We Monitor Quality of Care - Announcements - HCAHPS

Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month - November 17, 2016

In this issue: Physical Therapy Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Partners 2.0 - The SAFER Fair - Physical Therapy Month - Clinical Narrative: Lynn Gray-Meltzer, PT - Adults with Down Syndrome Join Volunteer Team - Fielding the Issues: MGH Disaster Response Teams - Reduce Your Risk of Needlesticks - Pediatric Patients in the ED - Nursing Research Grants - Announcements - Spiritual Care Week

PeriOperative Nursing - November 3, 2016

In this issue: Perioperative Nursing - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Detecting and Preventing C. difficle - Perioperative Nursing - Patient Education: Focusing on Nutrition - Disabilities Awareness Booth - Clinical Narrative: Stephanine Neville, RN - The Molly Catherine Tramontana Award - Pre-Admission Testing Area: Pre-Procedure Evaluation Phone Program - Fielding the Issues: On-Line Translation Programs and Apps Not Appropriate in the Medical Setting - Acute Pain Opioid Guidelines - Professional Achievements - Announcements - HCAHPS

A Graduation on Lunder 10 - October 20, 2016

In this issue: A Graduation on Lunder 10 - Jeanette Ives Erickson: 2017 Strategic Planning Retreat - Protecting Patient from the Flu - MGH Cardiology Celebrates Milestone Anniversary - Clinical Narrative: Katie Kafkas, RN and Alanna Leahy, RN, Case Management Narrative: Laurene Dynan, CM - Labor & Delivery Hosts Networking Event - Fielding the Issues: Cleaning Patients' Rooms - Announcements - In Memorian: John "Yannis" Pagounis

Hausman Nursing Fellowship - October 6, 2016

In this issue: The Hausman Nursing Fellowship - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Patient and Family Advisory Councils - The Hausman Nursing Fellowship - Hausman Fellow Essays - Clinical Narrative: Daniel Huntington, RN - Evidence-Based Nursing - Fielding the Issues: The General Patient and Family Advisory Council - Cancer Center healing Arts Program - Life-Experience Narrative - Professional Achievements - Announcements - HCAHPS

Fall-Prevention - September 15, 2016

In this issue: Fall-Prevention - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Capacity-Management and Patient Throughput - Fall-Prevention - LEAF: Let's Eliminate All Falls - Educating Nurses on Substance Use Disorders - Preparing for Emergencies - Clinical Narrative: Katrina Scott, Oncology Chaplain - Health Literacy Month - Proton Beam Book for Children - Pielding the Issues: Medical Interpreters; Safe Patient Handling - Announcements - Ailan Moore Memorial Medical Services Blood Drive

Embracing Diversity - September 1, 2016

In this issue: Embracing Diversity - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Recovery Month at MGH - Do We Need to Talk about Race at Work? - MGH Global Nursing Fellowship - An Appreciation Luncheon - Chaplaincy Milestone - Clinical Narrative: Katie Perch, RN - Ben Corrao Cianon Award - New Leadership: Ann Marie Dwyer, RN - Reducing the Risk of Neddlesticks - Fielding the Issues: Trauma-Informed Care - Announcements - Professional Achievements - HCAHPS

Compassionate care remembered more than a decade later - August 4, 2016

In this issue: Compassionate Care Remembered - Jeanette Ives Erickson: IDEA Grants - Commentary: Deborah Washington; RN Director; PCS Diversity - Fielding the Issues: New Pharmacy & Therapeutics Safety Committee - Clinical Narrative: Catherine Holley; RN - Compassionate Care Remembered - Announcements - In Memoriam: Peg Ramage RN - HCAHPS

Ramadan MGH-Style - July 21, 2016

In this issue: Ramadan MGH-style - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Social Determinants of Health - Ramadan - South African Discovery Program - An Education Trip to Havana - Advancing Evidence-Based Practice - NICU Parent Forum - Linda Kelly Visiting Scholar Program - Carol Ghiloni Oncology Nursing Fellowship - El Mundo Family Festival - Deb Smith Retires - Fielding the Issues: Pet Therapy; New Opioid Therapy Guidelines - Announcements

Boston Pride; Orlando Strong - July 7, 2016

In this issue: Boston Pride; Orlando Strong - Jeanette Ives Erickson: In the Aftermath of Orlando.. - Advancing Unitary and CAring Science for Nursing Praxis Conference - Service Excellence Awards - National Healthcare Volunteer Week - MGH Teddy Bear Clinic for Children - Katie Mannix Retires - Announcements - Fielding the Issues: New Glucometers - HCAHPS

MGH Chaplaincy celebrates 75th anniversary - June 16, 2016

In this issue: MGH Chapel Celebrates 75th Anniversary - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Our Professional Practice Model - ECOTE Symposium - New Navigator Position at MGH - Weight Stigma - Safety Narrative: Susan Ferretti, RN - MGH Chapel Celebrates 75th Anniversary - Revisiting our Professional Practice Model - Advance Care Planning Booth - Fielding the Issues: Checking in our Diversity Agenda - Organ Donor Conference - Pride Week at MGH - Professional Achievements - Pet Therapy Photo - HCAHPS

Nurse Week 2016 - May 5, 2016

In this issue: Chief Nurse Presentation:It wasn't Late Night with Conan O'Brian It was mid-afternoon with chief nurse, Jeanette Ives Erickson - Errors of Omission: Missed Nursing Care - 2016 Nursing Research Award Recipients - 2016 Nursing Research Poster Awards - Interactive Nursing Research Poster Display - Presentation: Let's disrupt disruptive behavior - Presentation: Characteristics of nurse directors that contribute to high registered-nurse satisfaction scores - Presentation: Examining nursing peer-review practices among Magnet and non-Magnet hospitals: a survey of chief nurse executives - Presentations: The wisdom of eperience: advancing practice through safety narratives - Refresh and renew: navigating change with resiliency - Ives Erickson first holder of Paul M. Erickson Endowned Chair in Nursing

Joseph Receives Prestigious E. Lorraine Baugh Scholarship for Leadership- May 5, 2016

In this issue: Joesph Receives E. Lorraine Baugh Scholarship for Leadership - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Patient Acuity and Nurse Staffing Ratios - MGH Employee Support Service Grant - Joesph Receives E. Lorraine Baugh Scholarship for Leadership - Clinical Narrative: Sonali Patel, PT - Fielding the Issues: Home Base Launches New Program - Fielding the Issues: MGH WElcomes New Muslim Chaplain - Announcements - eCare Update - HCAHPS

Chaplaincy Blesses MGH eCare - April 21, 2016

In this issue: Chaplaincy Blesses MGH eCare - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Welcome to the Age of eCare - eCare photo spreads - Patient Education and eCare - Clinical Narrative: Ben lanckton, staff chaplain - Announcements - Nurse Recognition Week Schedule - eCare Massages

National Patient Safety Awareness Week - April 7, 2016

In this issue: National Patient Safety Week - Jeanette Ives Erickson: MGH eCare Prep - Clinical Narrative: Kristen Antrew, PT - Fielding the Issues 1: Angel Eye Baby Monitoring System - Fielding the Issues II: Nutrition & Food Services eCare Changes - Announcements - LGBT Health Awareness Week - HCAHPS

MGH eCare It's Go Time!, March 17, 2016

In this issue: MGH eCare It's Go Time! - Jeanette Ives Erickson: eCare Ready - Clinical Narrative: Kristin Schaefer, LICSW - eCare Safety - eCare Code/Rapid Response Narrator - Fielding the Issues: Ready for eCare? - The Healing Power of Song: Meet the Precautions - Professional Achievements - Certified Nurse Day 2016 - Policies, Procedures & Products

The READI Study, March 3, 2016

In this issue: The READI Study - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Always Events - MGH eCare - Clinical Narrative: Reverend Thomas Powers - Fielding the Issues: Renovating the Legacy ORs - Fielding the Issues II: Profesional Nursing Certification - Announements - Patient Safety Awareness Week Calendar - HCAHPS

The MGH/MGPO Diversity Committee, February 18, 2016

In this issue: The MGH/MGPO Diversity Committee - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The MGH/MGPO Diversity Committee - The Inaugural Volunteer Pin Night - Fielding the Issues: Spiritual Care Options for Muslim Patients - Clinical Narrative: Kristin Morris, PT - Professional Achievements - Announcements - PT/OT Go Red for Women's Health - HCAHPS

A Celebration of Stars, February 4, 2016

In this issue: A Celebration of Stars - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Partners eCare Update - A Celebration of Stars - CSS Employee of the Month - Clinical Narrative: Christine Marmen, RN - International Nursing - Baby-Friendly Designation - Happiness Hero Award - Fielding the Issues: Preventing hospital-Aquired Pressure Ulcers - Announcements

A Look Back at 2015, January 21, 2016

Inside this issue: 2015 Annual Report - Jeanette Ives Erickson: A Look Back at 2015 - The PCS Strategic Plan - Innovation Unit Evaluation - The Attending Nurse Role - The Patient Experience - Patient Progression - Collaborative Governance - Diversity - Partners eCare - Global Health and Emergency Preparedness - The Lunder-Dineen health Alliance of Medicine - Quality & Safety - The Data - International Nursing - PCS Scholarships

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