Nursing Stories

Advancing Professional Practice

Dell Children’s Nurse Thriving after Ascension Seton RN Residency Program

rn-residencyA nurse at Dell Children’s in the neurology unit, Linda Chhay, is one of the newest graduates of the Ascension Seton RN Residency. Before studying nursing, Linda worked with young children in different educational programs.

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Certified Nurses on the Rise

Certified Nurses“I decided to take the course and sit for the exam because I wanted to gain more knowledge. I am proud of what I accomplished and feel like I can be more of a resource now to both my patients and fellow nurses because I have this certification.” – Annette Baltierra, RN

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Quality & Safety

Peer Safety Coaches in the PICU

PeerPrior to having a team of peer safety coaches, adverse patient events experienced at the Dell Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) were reported using a hospital-wide online reporting system that had several shortcomings.

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Preventing CAUTI Infections

jeff cassidy mallorySee what the team at the IMC at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin (SMCA) did to tackle the high rate of preventable Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) that they were seeing on their unit.

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Saving Lives at the SNW Maternity Unit

Ascension Seton Northwest is a neighborhood hospital with a busy maternity unit that’s primarily for low-risk deliveries. But last year, the expert caregivers there sprang into action and saved a mother and 28-week old baby’s life.

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Interdisciplinary Teamwork Saves Lives of Premature Babies

DCMC Interdisciplinary TeamSee how nurses at the NICU at Dell Children’s helped lead efforts to decrease the rate of Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in certain premature babies to below the national benchmark of 12 percent.

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Innovations

Nurses Reduce Percentage of Patients Leaving ED Unseen

edThe Emergency Department at University Medical Center Brackenridge was experiencing a high percentage of patients who left without being seen by a health care provider (APRNs and physicians).

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Connection to Mission

The ICU Family Room at Ascension Seton Medical Center Williamson

ICUNurses at Ascension Seton Medical Center Williamson recently converted a storage space into a designated “Family Room” to provide privacy and comfort to family members who are processing the death of a loved one.

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Big and Loving Dose of Personalized Care for ECMO Patient

ecmoFor more than two months, 19-year-old Alayna Turney’s view of the world extended no further than the walls of her room in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin.

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The Patient Clothing Closet at Ascension Seton Shoal Creek

caresAfter putting yet another discharged patient into a cab barefoot, Nancy Miller, an RN at Ascension Seton Shoal Creek, decided enough was enough and decided to take action.

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A Wedding at Ascension Seton Medical Center Hays

See how a team of nurses at Ascension Seton Hays helped make a mother’s dream come true.

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