News and events – VCU Langston Center

News and events

The Hand Washing Dance

Have you ever heard about the handwashing dance? Recently Dr. Baernholdt participated in The 1st Gorontalo International Nursing Conference in Indonesia. In this province of Indonesia they have a contest every year among nursing schools as to who has the best handwashing dance. At the University of Gorontalo's nursing school the dance is performed at [...]

Spring 2017 Newsletter

VCU LCQSI Spring 2017 Newsletter - Click here

Langston Quality Scholars team to present at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)

One of the Langston Quality Scholars teams from the first cohort has been invited to present their work and participate in a follow-up panel discussion during the April 6-7, 2017, National Academy of Medicine Workshop: Exploring a Business Case for High-Value Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The team is Kristin Miller, MD and Amy Dean, RN [...]

Langston Center Lecture – Dr. Ellen Kurtzman

A group of more than 50 people listened to a presentation on “State Scope of Practice Policies and the Quality of Nurse Practitioner Care in Community Health Centers” from Dr. Ellen Kurtzman from The George Washington University, School of Nursing. Dr. Kurtzman’s dynamic presentation on whether quality of care in community centers were impacted by [...]

The Langston Quality Scholars Program Cohort 2017

The end of January started the beginning of the second cohort in the Langston Quality Scholars program. Program faculty and leadership from the Health Science campus welcomed 26 health practitioners in 12 teams from VCU Health System. The teams heard remarks from:  Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN, Director, Langston Center for Quality, Safety and [...]

Graduation of the Langston Quality Scholars Program first cohort

For quality improvement to be effective one has to learn the tools, but also implement a change. On Friday, December 2, eight teams of physician and nurse dyads finished their training in organization, leadership, and performance improvement and presented the projects they have developed to solve an actual quality and safety problem they had identified [...]