CenterView: June 20, 2011
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From left, Beth Ammons, Tamara Gillam, Rachel Ratliff, Courtney Kennedy and Carol Baker
When Maggie Medders began her first job as a nurse last year in the medical ICU, like any new nurse, she said she was simply overwhelmed. Luckily, the 2010 School of Nursing graduate had an outlet to share her fears and vent her frustrations, both with peers who were experiencing the same difficulties of being new to the workforce and with seasoned nurses offering support and encouragement.
Treating chronic migraines with behavioral approaches - such as relaxation training, hypnosis and biofeedback - can make financial sense compared to prescription-drug treatment, especially after a year or more, a new study found.
Dr. James Hughes developed an interest in orthopedics 45 years ago while serving as a general surgeon at the 7th Surgical Hospital in Cu Chi, South Vietnam, not far from where Viet Cong guerillas were digging a 75-mile underground complex of tunnels.
It's safe to say family is important to Jeanette Adair, senior associate dean and associate professor of the School of Health Related Professions.
When Janis Quinn began working for the Division of Public Affairs in 1974, she found the office to be a completely different work environment from the newsroom she was used to.
Ask Mildred Hudson what kept her as nurse manager on the hematology/oncology floor in the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children for 22 years and she'll respond, "the patients and the staff."
He trains for 100-mile runs ... and calls it a hobby. He's becoming a fellow after 50 ... just to see what it feels like. He's been on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan ... but calls teaching his greatest adventure.
The window to give septic-shock patients antibiotics could be up to six hours from their arrival at emergency rooms - longer than previously thought - provided they hadn't received an initial dose of antibiotics following assessment, according to a new study by Dr. Alan Jones, UMMC professor of emergency medicine.
Contact U, an automated scheduling and paging system that will replace the current on-call scheduling system, is scheduled to go live in July. The web-based system is accessible from any computer connected to UMMC's secured network and provides real-time updates while eliminating errors associated with printed schedules. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lawson Integrated Network Connection (LINC) Project Team will provide a LINC Command Center to help Medical Center employees as they begin to use the new LINC system. Starting Friday, July 1, Service Desk and Command Center members will be available to answer questions from UMMC employees 24 hours a day during the LINC "Go-Live" period.