NEW YORK NURSE: June 2010
RNs Stephanie Rodolico, Adrienne Evans, Yvonne Johnson, Mary Dalton, Pamela Blum, Karine Raymond and Joanne Ritter-Teitel were recently on-hand to open a new Rapid Access Unit at the Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center. The unit will receive patients after invasive cardiac procedures such as angioplasty and electrophysiology, as well as provide rapid access from the Emergency Department and tertiary services transfers from affiliated institutions. Featuring nine private rooms, the unit offers a high nurse-to-patient ratio to ensure safe and effective recovery.
Leaudrey Greenidge of Montefiore Medical Center received the 28th annual President’s Award at the annual meeting of the facility’s board of trustees. Montefiore’s most prestigious distinction, the President’s Award honors employees who continuously exemplify excellence in the workplace. Honorees are nominated by colleagues, patients and/or visitors wishing to recognize exemplary performances. Greenidge has been employed by Montefiore Medical Center since 1988 and is a patient care coordinator in NW 5 of its Moses Division. Her nomination read, “Leaudrey teaches the importance of patient safety and averting possible catastrophic events through steadfast procedures of including checking medication labels and dosage and scrutinizing the medication itself. Her love for the community is evident in her volunteer work, teaching arts and crafts, leading retreats and educating young women on health care issues. Leaudrey inspires everyone with her clinical expertise, critical thinking and compassion.”
Nathan Littauer RNs gathered recently to learn how to best transition new nurses into their field. The P.E.A.R.L program (Promoting Education And Relationships at Littauer), is a “train-the-trainer” series created specifically for the nursing profession, by Susan Boyer, director of Vermont Nurses in Partnership (VNIP). VNIP is a not-for-profit public charity that develops programs and resources for supporting nurse development. The intensive two-day seminar educates clinical coaches in the concepts and theories of precepting. Participants were instructed in various techniques that help to acclimate graduate nurses or newly licensed nurses to the demands of today’s acute care hospital. Focusing on conflict management, fostering critical thinking, use of effective communication, organization skills, delegation and liability, they developed learning plans and reviewed how to assess nurses’ competence.