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UMHS Staff Serve as Issue Editors for Critical Care Nursing Quarterly

Critical Care Nursing QuarterlyThe latest issue of the Critical Care Nursing Quarterly is available! The whole issue is on Transplantation and many of our nursing staff, throughout the facility contributed. Leah Shever, Sharon Dickinson and Christina Reames were the issue editors. Articles published were:

Dickinson, Sharon; Reames, Christina; Shever, Leah L.
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly. 39(3):197-198, July/September 2016.

Original Articles

A Review of Organ Transplantation: Heart, Lung, Kidney, Liver, and Simultane ous Liver-Kidney
Scheuher, Cynthia (SICU)

The Path From Heart Failure to Cardiac Transplant
Freeman, Regi; Koerner, Erika; Clark, Courtney; Halabicky, Kathy (CVC4)

Cardiac Transplant Postoperative Management and Care
Freeman, Regi; Koerner, Erika; Clark, Courtney; Halabicky, Kathy (CVC4)

Immunosuppression in Solid-Organ Transplantation: Essentials and Practical  Tips
Jasiak, Natalia M.; Park, Jeong M.

CRRT Regional Anticoagulation Using Citrate in the Liver Failure and Liver Transplant Population
Wonnacott, Rob; Josephs, Brandi; Jamieson, Jill Jamieson (SICU, CVC4 and Dialysis)

Postoperative Care of a Liver Transplant Recipient Using a Classification System: Type A (Stable) Versus Type B (Unstable)
Coscia, Cari; Saxton, Ernest; Dickinson, Sharon (SICU)

Pharmacologic Strategies to Prevent Blood Loss and Transfusion in Orthotopic Liver Transplantation
Tischer, Sarah; Miller, James T.

Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Unique Concerns for the Critical Care Team
Bilhartz, Jacob L.; Shieck, Victoria L. (Mott Transplant)

Looking Outside: Summer Camp for Children Who Have Undergone a Solid-Organ Transplant
Bilhartz, Jacob L.; Drayton, Amy K.; Shieck, Victoria L. (Mott Transplant)

What Is Being Done to Increase Organ Donation?
Scheuher, Cynthia (SICU)

What's New in Nurse Recruitment and RetentionWhat's New in Nurse Recruitment and Retention...

UMHS Celebrates Our 100th Daisy Award



UMHS Celebrates our 100th Daisy Award!

Daisy AwardThe DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the Patrick Barnes family of California. Patrick died at age 33 from a Disease Attacking the Immune System. The Barnes family wanted to acknowledge the superb care provided by the nurses who took care of their son Patrick. Because of this, the Barnes established the DAISY Award - an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. This award is now presented in over 2,124 healthcare facilities, in 50 states and 15 countries. Of the more than 3 million Registered Nurses nationwide, over 20,000 nurses in the United States have been honored by receiving this award. Since January of 2007, the UMHS Daisy Award has been funded by Sharman Lamka, whose husband Philip was a patient at UMHS. One of Philip's nurses was the first Daisy Award recipient at UMHS. We are very thankful for Sharman's support of this program. At UMHS, our Daisy recipients are nominated by the patients or their family, and for a nurse, that is the highest form of recognition.

Daisy AwardThe 100th Daisy Honoree for UMHS is David Roberts, RN from Survival Flight. The Daisy ceremony for David and his coworker, Ted Adelmann, RN (the 101st Daisy) was on July 5th. They celebrated this honor with their Survival Flight co-workers, Manager Denise Landis, Dr. Marge Calarco and Director Francene Lundy. As special guest was our generous sponsor of the DAISY award, Sharman Lampka. David and Ted received this award because of their clinical skills, compassionate care, exemplary service and continued commitment to excellence!

Thank you to all 101 UMHS Daisy Honorees!






Neuro ICU receives the Beacon Award!

LogoCongratulations to 4D - the Neuro ICU for receiving the Silver Beacon Award awarded by the AACN for exemplary nursing care and teamwork. The Team will receive the actual award at this year's NTI conference.




Dave MacIntyre, Robert Philo and Kathie Krebs - Staffworks Award Finalists

Dave MacIntyre, CSR Associate Director, Robert Philo, CSR Registered Nurse and Kathie Krebs, Assistant to the Chief Nursing Executive were nominated for their work developing the Frequent Rounding Program and Remote Video Monitoring Program. Shaun Maki nominated this team for the U-M President's Staff Innovation Award. The Office of the President in collaboration with Voices of the Staff solicits nominations annually for the President's Staff Innovation Award, an award program honoring individual staff members or teams whose big ideas and "outside of The Cube" thinking help make the university a better, more inclusive community. The award recognizes innovations in process, product, method or system and is awarded annually. Nominations should represent an improvement or increase in efficiency, productivity, cost savings, achievement of environmental or health and well-being goals and enhancement of the diverse culture and inclusive climate of the university. These two programs were evaluated for originality, impact, practicality, measurability and applicability, and they received the team award as one of two Finalists of 38 nominations for developing cost-effective solutions for observing hospital patients who are at risk for injury or harm, and was recognized as one of two runner-ups to the MCubed staff team! This information was featured in The University Record, and President Mark Schlissel personally thanked these individuals (pictured below) and CSR team for their commitment to excellence and ongoing efforts to make these programs a success.

Staffworks Award 2016

Pictured left to right: Robert Philo, Shaun Maki, President Mark Schlissel, Alan Robertson, Dave MacIntyre

Comprehensive Stroke Center Team Awarded - American Heart Association Team Award

Stroke Program AwardThe Comprehensive Stroke Program received an award from the American Heart Association for providing high quality care to stroke patients. Among other things, we have the fastest median time to treatment with IV tPA in the state!! Thanks to all of you for the high quality care you provide to our stroke patients!












Comprehensive Stroke Team Awarded Directors Award of Excellence for Education

AwardThe Comprehensive Stroke Center Team has won the Frankel CVC Directors Awards of Excellence for Education! The team was nominated by Dr. Eric Adelman. I also want to give a shout out to our staff nurse CSC education representatives. They are; Lynn Fullerton and Serena Hartman. Kathy Bennett also deserves some Kudos for this award as well. Kathy in her leadership class helped the CSC obtain educational material for non-english speaking patients. The title of her poster is: "Providing Translated Educational Material to Prevent Disparities and Meet the Needs of Non-English Speaking Patients Suffering From Stroke."



UMHS Nursing Student Clinical PlacementUMHS Nursing Student
Clinical Placement

If you are planning to advance your degree in nursing (whether to achieve a BSN, MSN, DNP or PhD) and will be looking for a clinical placement at UMHS, there are tools to help you! Please visit our UMHS Clinical Placement website at You will find separate tabs for each type of student - Undergraduate, Graduate and Prospective - which will walk you through the process and assist you with timelines.

If you are a unit or a mentor accommodating undergraduate students, there is a tab for you, too!

You will find:

  • Standards for student placements
  • Information re: student observational requests
  • Mentor resources

Please contact with any questions and we will be happy to assist you.

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UMHS Nurses: Remember to Enter Your
Professional Contributions


Have you recently completed a manuscript, book chapter, or presentation? Have you received a grant or award? If so, we’d like to hear about it! Please take a few minutes to tell us about your achievement by completing the survey linked below. Nursing Contribution Submissions:

This information will be used to recognize contributions made by UMHS nurses. It will be posted on the external UMHS Nursing Cited Work website (updated quarterly) and will also be included in Marge’s Monthly Nursing Updates, Nursing Services’ annual reports, Nurse’s Week activities, and shared at other appropriate venues. Thank you for your contributions!

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