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Author: Matt Batcheldor

VUMC Nursing Staff Bylaws guide way to latest, best practices

Dec. 4, 2014—More than 150 nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center convened in Langford Auditorium recently for an occasion that happens once every two years: the Nursing Staff Bylaws Convention.

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American Psychiatric Nurses Association honors VPH’s Barut

Oct. 30, 2014—The American Psychiatric Nurses Association has recognized a nurse at Vanderbilt Pyschiatric Hospital (VPH) as one of nine graduate scholars nationwide.

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Researchers explore links between grammar, rhythm

Oct. 30, 2014—A child’s ability to distinguish musical rhythm is related to his or her capacity for understanding grammar, according to a recent study from a researcher at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

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Perioperative nursing association honors Wyatt

Oct. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt University Hospital’s David Wyatt, MPH, R.N., is set to receive the highest individual honor in perioperative nursing. Wyatt will receive the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) 2015 award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing at the organization’s national conference in March in Denver. Wyatt is the interim associate hospital director and associate chief nursing...

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Touchstone Project seeks to reinforce positive connections

Oct. 16, 2014—Those are some of the words engraved on more than 500 palm-sized stones that Vanderbilt’s Department of Pastoral Care will give to staff during Pastoral Care Week, Oct. 20-25.

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Wootten named to lead Pediatric Otolaryngology

Oct. 9, 2014—Christopher Wootten, M.D., has been named director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Service, supervising the treatment of ear, nose and throat-related disorders in children at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Prevention key to fight familial hypercholesterolemia

Sep. 18, 2014—Imagine an inherited cause of early heart attacks that is more common than type-1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis or cystic fibrosis, but goes largely unrecognized.

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Critical care skills workshop draws nurses from across U.S.

Sep. 18, 2014—A small group of acute care nurse practitioners and physician assistants urgently crowded around the bedside of a mannequin hooked up to a ventilator and an IV.

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Pharmacy’s targeted initiatives lead to lower drug expenses

Aug. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt University Hospital’s pharmacy is attracting national attention for reducing its inpatient pharmacy drug expenses 6.4 percent in a 12-month period, despite an increase in patient volume.

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VUMC’s health IT efforts named among nation’s best

Aug. 14, 2014—For the tenth year in a row, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s “most wired” hospitals by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

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VUMC’s patient engagement efforts lauded

Jul. 31, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named one of the “100 Best Hospitals for Patient Engagement” by Becker’s Hospital Review, the latest accolade for Vanderbilt’s continued emphasis on patient- and family-centered care.

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Study finds nurses staying in workforce longer

Jul. 24, 2014—Registered nurses are staying in the workforce longer than in past decades, boosting the nation’s supply of R.N.s, according to a new study whose authors include Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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