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Author: Matt Batcheldor

Pickens named chair of VUMC Thoracic Surgery

Feb. 2, 2023—Allan Pickens, MD, has been named professor and chair of Vanderbilt's Department of Thoracic Surgery.

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New pager system alerts for pulmonary embolism emergencies

Feb. 2, 2023—A new emergency pager system allows emergency department and inpatient teams at Vanderbilt University Hospital to call for an alert for patients with pulmonary emboli.

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Grand rounds event highlights Advanced Practice Nursing at Vanderbilt

Jan. 26, 2023—Advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders gathered in Light Hall recently for the kickoff of the 2023 series of Advanced Practice Grand Rounds, a monthly educational series organized by the Office of Advanced Practice.

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LVAD, medication therapy help patient’s heart recover full function

Jan. 26, 2023—Six months receiving an LVAD at Vanderbilt, Autumn Bowling’s heart fully recovered its function and doctors were able to turn the device off, a rare feat.

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LifeFlight personnel train on advanced cardiac devices

Jan. 19, 2023—Vanderbilt LifeFlight personnel recently received training on using advanced cardiac devices in transport settings, devices that were historically found only at hospitals like VUMC.

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Sparks appointed to AAACN Workplace Safety Task Force

Jan. 19, 2023—Vanderbilt's Beth Sparks, MSN, RN, CNML, has been appointed co-chair of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing's Workplace Safety Task Force.

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Expandable prosthesis gives young patient more mobility

Jan. 12, 2023—To treat the osteosarcoma in his left leg, Dominic Gamez, 7, and his family chose to have a magnetic expandable prosthesis implanted that can be manipulated to grow incrementally as the child grows.

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Program at VUH seeks to improve medication safety

Jan. 12, 2023—Vanderbilt Nursing and the Department of Pharmaceutical Services have teamed up to create the Medication Safety Champions program, intended to improve medication safety throughout Vanderbilt University Hospital.

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Study shows peer messaging tool can be successfully implemented in the nursing workforce

Jan. 3, 2023—A new study shows that a tool developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to address disrespectful workplace behaviors through trained peer-to-peer messaging can be successfully implemented in the nursing workforce with the appropriate support.

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Ukrainian surgeons visit VUMC to observe transplant protocols

Dec. 8, 2022—A group of doctors from Ukraine recently visited Vanderbilt to observe transplants and protocols as part of an initiative to establish a lung transplant program and improve heart transplantation in the war-torn country.

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Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders debuts

Dec. 8, 2022—Nurse leaders from eight states in either clinical practice or academic medicine recently came together at Vanderbilt for the inaugural Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders.

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VUMC Remembers honors patients, families, staff

Dec. 8, 2022—For the third year, Vanderbilt Health held “VUMC Remembers,” a special virtual memorial service to remember patients who have died as well as their families and caregivers.

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