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Catherine Meldrum presented Michigan Care Management Resource Center

Catherine Meldrum, PhD, MS, RN, CCRC (Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine) presented "Management of Acute Exacerbations of COPD" in August 2018 for the Michigan Care Management Resource Center.

Dr. Stephen Strobbe launched Dutch Chapter of IntNSA

In his role as President of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA), Dr. Stephen Strobbe - Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, and the Department of Psychiatry - participated in the launch of the Dutch Chapter of IntNSA, in the Netherlands. This event was held in conjunction with the 10th International Council of Nurses (ICN) Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurses (NP/APN) conference in Rotterdam, where Dr. Strobbe also delivered two jury-selected oral presentations, on substance use as a global health risk, and adolescent screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for substance use.

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Terri Voepel Lewis awarded Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Protégé Award

Congratulations to Terri Voepel Lewis, PhD, RN (Anesthesiology) on being selected as this year's Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) Protégé awardee. FNINR is an independent, non-profit organization that's vision is to be a bold voice to communicate the impact of NINR's work to elevate nursing science, improve lives and advance the Nation's health.

Catherine Meldrum presented Lung Outreach Program, Grand Rapids

Catherine Meldrum, PhD, MS, RN, CCRC (Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) presented Multidisciplinary Approach to Management of COPD, Lung Out-reach Program, in Grand Rapids Michigan in July 2018.


The Daisy AwardThe Daisy Award

Johnny Player, RN (Medical Short Stay Unit)

The DAISY Award is given through a nationally known pro-gram currently in place in over 2,700 healthcare facilities in 50 states and 15 countries. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and this award was established by a family whose son succumbed to a disease of the immune system. During his prolonged hospital stay, he and his family greatly benefited from care provided by superb RNs. This award was established to honor nurses who exemplify that compassionate, thorough care. Within the University of Michigan Health System, candidates for the Daisy Award are nominated by patients and/or their families. This is a wonderful honor. This nomination came from a grateful patient.

"I would like to thank the University of Michigan's Palliative Team for the care they gave my uncle. The staff that tended to my uncle was phenomenal! However, I wanted to bring to your attention the actions of one of your team members, Johnny. I have had my fair share of interactions with aides and hospice personnel, from my grandmother to my father, and have come to appreciate the little interactions that professionals display that show that the person that we know will soon pass, but is still a sentient being. Often times we hear that females are better in the role as caretaker, but for the caretaker role played during my families most recent hospital/palliative experience, Johnny stood out as exceptional.

The extra time that he took to connect with my family, and my uncle in particular, was admirable. I was surprised to witness such effortless interactions with my uncle, initiated by Johnny. For example, Johnny took the extra time to assist my uncle to breathe easier. I know that his attentiveness to the little things that assisted in my uncle's comfort, made me feel at ease, and it definitely relaxed my uncle during his last nights on earth.

I know that I was not the only person positively impacted and touched by Johnny's interactions with my uncle and other family members. My cousins not only mentioned Johnny to their wives, but to me multiple times over the course of the week. The interactions they had with Johnny during the nights they stayed in the hospital were important to them. The also appreciated his spirit and words during this time. Collectively, we took notice of the extra care to the details that Johnny exercised. I am grateful that Johnny treated my uncle as a whole human being while in his care.

I want to also thank your staff for accommodating our large family, and for making my aunt and cousins feel at ease during this hospitalization."

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