This systematic review and editorial appear not in a nursing journal, but rather in the current, prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine. The article concludes “A team approach that uses nurse-managed protocols may have positive effects on the outpatient management … learn more
Last week, urogynecologic surgeons from around the world came to AAMC for the 2014 American Urogynecologic Society/International Urogynecological Association (AUGS/IUGA) Scientific Meeting. Led by Briana Walton, MD, director of the Women’s Center for Pelvic Health, participants practiced their surgical … learn more
Last week was one filled with pride for Anne Arundel Medical Center. On July 21, 22 and 23, we had our Magnet® site visit—a critical step in our journey to Magnet recognition.
What is Magnet? The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes … learn more
Exciting news: The Clatanoff Pavilion, where much of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Women’s and Children’s Center is located, is getting a refresh. We are creating a more welcoming, secure and contemporary environment for patients and families.
Construction began July … learn more
Adrian Park, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery, and Igor Belyansky, MD, director of the Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Program, led the surgical symposium “Advanced Hernia in General Surgery” on June 26 and 27. The event, which attracted … learn more
The AAMC Laboratory Utilization Committee has identified an approximately 70% duplicate test order rate for CRP and ESR. This is clearly too high. While there are certain clinical indications for ordering both tests, in most instances the CRP is the … learn more
AAMC practice guideline for universal screening of new colorectal cancer patients with molecular testing for Lynch Syndrome (LS)by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014
The AAMC Laboratory Utilization Committee, after consultation with representatives from gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, colorectal surgery, and our genetic counselor, endorses a policy of universal molecular tumor testing for Lynch Syndrome in newly diagnosed colorectal cancer patients under 70 years of age. … learn more
As we increasingly focus on ways to provide safer, higher-quality care to patients, we are finding ways to reduce waste in healthcare resources. A Laboratory Utilization Committee has been gathering since February 2014 and is tasked with providing our clinicians … learn more