Matt Batcheldor

‘Boot camp’ draws critical care nurses from across nation

Vanderbilt’s already significant population of nurse practitioners and physician assistants swelled by more than 350 people recently, as attendees from 39 states came for the sixth annual ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp.

Study reveals how brain processes spatial hearing information

Scientists have known that the brain detects where sound comes from based on a couple of major cues — when the sound hits each ear (interaural time difference) and what the sound level is when it does (interaural level difference.) Less is known, however, about where and how that spatial hearing information is processed in the brain.

APRN Emergency Medicine Fellowship created

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is starting an Advanced Practice Emergency Medicine Fellowship, one of the first programs in the country exclusively for nurse practitioners specializing in emergency care.

Round Wing unit lauded for infection control efforts

The General Medicine unit on the third floor of the Round Wing of Medical Center North is celebrating more than four years without a catheter-associated urinary tract infection.

Patient Flow Nurses help increase efficiency of discharge process

Patient Flow Nurses (PFNs) are passionate about their role — helping expedite the discharge of patients to decrease length of stay, reduce readmissions and open beds for other patients.

Harris honored for support of employees’ military service

Kaye Harris, MSN, R.N., manager of Supplemental Staffing Programs, has received a Patriotic Employer Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a program of the Department of Defense.

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