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CVMC Surgical Weight Management Program Spotlight

    CVMC Surgical Weight Management Program A reflection on the year 2010 by Libby Shaver, MSN, RN, BN Bariatric Program Coordinator  Andra Williams of Statesville says: “I decided to get the surgery because I had a weight problem for

Technology Update 2011 – BMV

BMV (Bedside Medication Verification)   Err not, scan the spot! Scanning saves lives by Phyllis D. Whitener, RN, BSN, NE-BC The Institute of Medicine estimates that on average a hospitalized patient is subjected to one med administration error every day,

Shared Governance – Council Reports 2010

 In 2010, the Shared Governance structure at Catawba Valley Medical Center continued to evolve. The Nurse Executive Council worked in conjunction with the Nurse Practice Council to formulate a structure that will have oversight of nursing practice with a focus

Evidence-Based Practice & Research

The Department for Research and Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and the Research & EBP Council exist to foster a research and EBP program for the purpose of improving patient outcomes and transforming the practice environment. This is accomplished through provision of

Virtual Desktop – A Preview for 2011

VDI (Virtual Desktop Integration) By Kenny Whiteside, BSN, RN Why the switch to “Virtual Desktops”? Within the first quarter of 2011, we will exchange/convert the workstations within the hospital to Virtual Desktops (VDI – Virtual Desktop Integration). There are multiple