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Spreading the Word

For Liberian nurses, Ebola prevention becomes part of every discussion As the Ebola crisis overwhelmed their native Liberia, nurses Comfort Gebeh, Nyapu Taylor, and Varwo Sirtor-Gbassie responded to repeated calls to update infection prevention and control practices in health facilities. The trio traveled throughout the capital of Monrovia and neighboring districts, training health providers on
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Making Time to Make It Clear

PICU checklist preps bedside nurses to keep families in the loop Interdisciplinary teamwork, advanced technical skills, and a mastery of a range of life-support technologies are essential to patient care on the pediatric intensive care unit, or PICU. But nurses in All Children's 28-bed PICU must be as ready to help families understand a young
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One and the Same

Integration of acute care and specialty programs goes off without a hitch It’s a Tuesday in early September at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center specialty hospital programs. At 7:59 a.m., Betty Kaiser, RN, a nurse on the ventilator/complex medical unit, sees patients on the floor, awaiting the change to come. “You anticipate something new,”
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Operation Last Dance

Nurse manager Kathy Herman steps away from key role in the surgical ‘ballet’ So much has changed in the practice of surgical nursing since Kathy Herman, RN, walked through the front door of Howard County General Hospital in 1978, including her feelings for the profession. A love of nursing simply wasn’t there from the beginning.
On the Pulse
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Gitlin Earns Award Named for Mentor

Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, has received the 2014 M. Powell Lawton Award from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). The Lawton Award recognizes a significant contribution in gerontology that has led to an innovation in treatment, practice or service, prevention, amelioration of symptoms or barriers, or a public policy change that has led to some
Bench to Bedside
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Alumni Update

I hope you are all enjoying the summer! Some exciting changes have been happening with the School of Nursing and…

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Alumni Update

I hope you are all enjoying the summer! Some exciting changes have been happening with the School of Nursing and…

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Church Notes

By Deb Corteggiano Kennedy, ’73 Freda Creutzburg Scholar Named Kerri Calloway, the 2014 Freda Creutzburg Scholar, is a former music…

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Class Notes

1959 Penelope Brindley is working as a psychologist in her home. After JHSON, she received her master’s in creative writing…