Author: Matt Batcheldor
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VUMC Nursing Staff Bylaws guide way to latest, best practices
Nov. 29, 2022—More than 150 nurses from throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center gathered over Zoom recently for the biennial Nursing Staff Bylaws Convention, the second to be held virtually.
Nurse Alerts! email communication tool to provide updates on a variety of topics
Nov. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt Nursing has relaunched Nurse Alerts!, an email communication tool designed to provide timely updates on a variety of topics of interest to nurses.
VUMC hospitals and clinics receive fourth Magnet designation
Nov. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a fourth consecutive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the organization announced in a conference call on Nov. 17.
Study explores CVD risk for people with HIV
Nov. 10, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that among people with HIV infection, three types of CD4+ T helper cells are associated with incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) that are not explained by CVD risk.
VUMC named best workplace for men in nursing
Nov. 3, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized with the 2022 Best Workplace for Men in Nursing Award from the American Association for Men in Nursing.
Two receive Medical Assistant of the Year awards
Nov. 3, 2022—Kimberly Hanna and Shelby Pate were named to receive Vanderbilt's Medical Assistant of the Year awards for 2022.