March 2011 - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Center for Nursing Excellence eNewsletter March 2011

In This Issue: 

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Implementing New Assessment Tools

Crozer-Keystone’s Cardiac Rehabilitation nurses attend an annual conference conducted by nursing enrichment consultant Patricia Comoss, who advises the program on new developments and assists with recertification preparation. This consultation led directly to a change in how our nurses evaluate a patient’s functional capacity. More>

Executive Endings: Nancy Bucher, RN, MSN, NEA-BC

As I read the articles on heart care in this issue, I was once again reminded how dramatically cardiac care has changed over the years. Today we are seeing far fewer heart attacks than in years past, thanks to many new interventions. When heart attacks do occur, nurses play a crucial role in performing immediate interventions. More>


In this issue, we have included all achievements reported to us for 2010 that were not previously published. More>

Nurses Help Introduce, Develop, and Implement Cutting-Edge Hypothermia Therapy for Cardiac Arrest Patients

When introducing new therapies, involving nurses throughout the policy development and implementation is a key factor in its success. More>

The Heart of Nursing: Carole Placido, R.N.: Teamwork, Professionalism Lead to a Positive Change

Nurses give great care and support to patients and their families. More>

Upcoming Events

April 28: Competency and Skills Fair. More>