Winthrop Nurses Never Stop Learning


Vol. 9, No. 3
December, 1999

  • External Beam Radiation Therapy Makes a Quantum Leap

  • Ambulatory Surgery Unit Expands

  • New Island Hospital Breaks Ground

  • Winthrop is Y2K Ready

  • Indigo Laser Relieves Symptoms of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Study

  • Dr. Scott Named Heart Association President

  • New Interventional Radiology Suite Unveiled

  • Mammotome® Breast Biopsy Procedure

  • Drug May Help Prevent Lung and Brain Damage in Premature Babies

  • Winthrop Nurses Never Stop Learning

  • Clinical Trial for Pancreatic Cancer

  • Winthrop: A Center for Lifesaving Autologous Stem Cell Transplants

  • Carnival in Venice Benefits Winthrop

  • John Broder Named Businessperson of the Year

  • Yuletide Ball

  • Winthrop’s Ninth Annual Flu Immunization Program Reached 1,500 Senior Citizens

  • Teens for Tots/Teen Angels’ Donation to Child Life Program

  • Winthrop’s Deserving Volunteers Receive Awards

  • Volunteers Needed at Winthrop

  • Visiting Scholar from Taiwan Studies at Winthrop

  • For Long Island Children who don't have Health Insurance

  • Copyright

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  • Winthrop Nurse Educators Carolyn Stamoulis, RN,C, MA and Debbie Royds, RN, CCRN (standing, left and right), instruct a patient in self-care techniques.

    Winthrop nurses are career students. And their commitment to continuing clinical education enhances the excellent care they provide to patients.

    Winthrop’s Department of Nursing includes a dedicated Inservice Education Division, which continually trains and educates the nurses in the most current techniques, including nursing practice and cutting-edge technologies.

    The Nursing Education Department provides a comprehensive orientation to all newly hired Winthrop nurses, to acquaint them with the philosophy, mission, vision, and teamwork which characterize nursing practice at Winthrop.

    Nurse educators also provide specialized orientation for nurses working in the Intensive Care Units, Cardiology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Perioperative, and Emergency Departments.

    Additionally, clinical areas such as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and High-Risk Antepartum Units have Clinical Nurse Specialists who provide education to both nurses and patients. They are responsible for instructing staff nurses in the most up-to-the-minute patient care standards and teaching self-care methods to patients and families at bedside.

    While Winthrop’s commitment to providing care without compromise never changes, certain aspects of nursing practice do change. “These changes are driven by nursing research, advances in technology, and changes in medical and surgical practice,” said Kathleen Dooney, MSN, RN, Associate Director, Nursing Education. Winthrop’s Nurse Educators stay abreast of theoretical and clinical knowledge by attending external conferences and workshops where new concepts related to patient care are presented. This sophisticated knowledge helps them provide the most current information to the nursing staff, which enhances the quality of care provided to patients at Winthrop.

    “Our challenge in the next century is to keep nursing at the high level for which it has been known since the Hospital opened more than 100 years ago,” said Ms. Dooney. “Nothing matters more than patients. That’s why we are ensuring that nurses continue to be motivated by a desire to gain knowledge through education.



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