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Nursing Stories

Touched by a Patient by Lindsay Orders, RN, BSN Operating Room I go to meet my next patient I will be taking care of, when anesthesia informs me that the patient is nearly blind (she has no peripheral vision) and

Pennell Receives March of Dimes Award

Kim Pennell, RN received the 2009 March of Dimes Elaine Whitelaw Volunteer of the Year Award for North Carolina.

Psychiatry Patient Library

After researching ways to improve patient satisfaction on inpatient psychiatric units, the Psychiatric Shared Governance group became inspired to implement a patient library. The goal of the patient library is to improve overall patient satisfaction and engage patients in one-on-one

HealthFirst Spotlight

 The Health First Center Catawba Valley Medical Center launched the Health First Center in the fall of 2002. Today, the center employees five RNs, Sharon Smith, RN, MSN; Debbie Leger, RN, BSN, CCRN; Julie Collins, RN; Marie Wimmer, RN, BSN;

SANE Award

Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) were presented the Rape Crisis Center TEAM award in December 2009 for their service to the Rape Crisis Center and area victims of sexual assault. The Rev. John Robbins, Rape Crisis Center

Newborn Warming

 Decreasing Mother-Infant Separation While Managing Newborn Hypothermia Over the centuries, the attachment between a mother and her newborn infant has been considered a natural process. However, the method by which a mother and her baby develop a close relationship is