DAISY Recognition Ceremony
On November 25, DAISY awards were distributed to 11 deserved winners across AUBMC to recognize nurses on the frontline of fighting COVID-19 in a ceremony attended by the Medical Center Director, Mr. Joseph Otayek, Director of Nursing, Mr. Hisham Bawadi, Medical Center Executive Team, Nursing Management Team, and AUBMC Great Nurses.
A jury panel that included a nurse leader, a nurse quality manager, a clinical nurse specialist, a clinical educator and 4 Magnet Champions selected the honorees:
ED DAISY Honoree: Ivon Barakat
PECC ICU DAISY Honoree: Hratch Moskofian
PECC ICU DAISY Honoree: Hanine Ramadan
PECC Medical Inpatient Unit DAISY Honoree: Sobhi Abdul Razzak
PECC Flu Clinic DAISY Honoree: Iman Tarchichi
Relocated Unit DAISY Honoree: Maya Ammar, Pre-Admission Unit
Relocated Unit DAISY Honoree: Noha Rachwan, CCCL-Inpatient Unit
Relocated Unit DAISY Honoree: Mohammad Najdi, 10 South
Relocated Unit DAISY Honoree: May Joumaa, OPD
DAISY Honoree from Other AUBMC Areas: Ali Jaber – Hemodialysis Care Unit
DAISY Honoree from Other AUBMC Areas: Sabah Hajj Omar – 10 North
The ceremony included a surprise tribute video from the families of DAISY honorees to recognize their efforts and hard work. It was held live in Professor Ismail Khalil Auditorium and broadcasted via webex to AUBMC Great Nurses.
Congratulations to the Life Support Training Center!
AUBMC is authorized again by the American Heart Association as a training center for life support courses.
This year marks our fourth renewal process where a site visit occurred on October 20-22 to monitor Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support classes with records review. A score of 100% was achieved in all the disciplines!
Congratulations to Ms. Nina Khatib, Life Support Nurse Coordinator, and all the life support instructors with special thanks to the clinical educators who led the site visit classes: Ms. Rafika Zaatari, Ms. Dareen Hajj Sleiman, and Ms. Rania Bou Diab!
On November 12, the Nursing Department held an educational retreat led by Mr. Hisham Bawadi, Director of Nursing, and Dr. Angela Massouh, Nurse Leader of Research, Education, and Innovation. The retreat was inaugurated by Mr. Joseph Otayek, Medical Center Director and attended by nurses at all levels. The Clinical and Professional Development Center presented the current practices, strategic goals and plans, and discussed methods to redesign the educational offerings. The retreat was dynamic and fruitful.
Central Venous Access Device Handling and Care Recognition
The Nursing Skills Competency Program: “Central Venous Access Device: Handling and Care" developed by the Clinical and Professional Development Center is now recognized as one of the highest quality skills educational courses for nurses by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, for the coming three years (August 2020 to August 2023).