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June Updates

Happy Summer!

On behalf of Medical Nursing Administration, we hope that you will have a happy and healthy summer and are able to enjoy some time for family, friends, hobbies and rest.

Telesitter Implementation

The Remote Patient Monitoring called “telesitter” was successfully implemented on June 8. The room is staffed by specially trained clinical technicians who monitor up to 12 patients who would typically require a human patient safety attendant in the room. There is also a clinical technician who rounds on the patients being monitored and helps in the watch room to keep staff refreshed. The technology is being piloted on Nelson 3, Nelson 6, Nelson 7 and Nelson 8. Already, falls and other safety conditions have been noted and harm has been avoided. For more information, contact Ron Langlotz or Marian Asiedu.

Magnet Designation

The Johns Hopkins Hospital has achieved Magnet designation for a fourth time! This accomplishment is a tribute to the excellence of our nurses, and recognition of the outstanding care you provide to every patient and family who walks through our doors.

Mourning Louty Bamba

It is with sadness that the Nelson 4 and Polk Teams and Medical Nursing staff mourn the loss of Louty Bamba, NC3, RN who passed away on June 22 after a long illness.  Louty came to the U.S. from Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) where he started his career in neurosciences as a clinical associate. Louty achieved his A.D., B.S., and M.S.N eventually and earned an ACRN certification (in HIV/AIDS). Louty enjoyed soccer, road trips and music. He leaves behind a wife, mother, sister and extended family.


Kelsey Bennett