Advancing Professional Practice
Dell Children’s Nurse Thriving after Ascension Seton RN Residency Program
A 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.
Certified Nurses on the Rise
“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
Quality & Safety
Peer Safety Coaches in the PICU
Prior 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.
Preventing CAUTI Infections
See 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.
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.
Interdisciplinary Teamwork Saves Lives of Premature Babies
See 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.
Nurses Reduce Percentage of Patients Leaving ED Unseen
The 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).
Connection to Mission
The ICU Family Room at Ascension Seton Medical Center Williamson
Nurses 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.
Big and Loving Dose of Personalized Care for ECMO Patient
For 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.
The Patient Clothing Closet at Ascension Seton Shoal Creek
After 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.
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.