Nursing Special Interest Group November 2020 Updates


As with all professional groups, the individual SIG groups met unique challenges during the last 9 months supporting their institutions, patients/families, and each other in reorganizing care for the COVID-19 era. The 4 SIGs are continuing scheduled conference calls and working towards the achievement of their identified 2020 goals. Information regarding the SIGs, their goals and activities, and membership has yet to be posted on the website, but stay tuned. The following is a summary of SIG activity and leadership contacts. Please also feel free to contact me at for further information.

The Administrative SIG is currently defining topics and creating podcasts in identified areas of interest to Administrators in Pediatric Cardiac Critical and Acute Care. They are designing a format for an online journal club. During the bi-monthly meetings they have time for discussion and sharing of strategies and information. For further information please contact or

The Advance Practice Provider SIG has continued monthly calls with center highlights and hot topic discussions. Recently, discussions have focused on COVID-19 and stressors associated with pandemic protocols. For more information regarding this SIG please contact, or

The Bedside Nurse SIG is entering the final stages of preparation of a standardized nursing handoff tool. They would like to enter a testing phase of this tool within the next several months. For more information please contact,, or

The Clinical Nurse Specialist/Educator SIG continue their calls and progress on multiple projects including development, testing, operationalizing, and evaluating a simulation program for bedside nurses; development, utilization, and evaluation of a pre-and post-orientation nursing assessment tool; and creation and piloting of a preceptor development and survival guide. They have just completed significant group contributions to the PCICS Nursing Curriculum. For more information on this SIG please contact or


Louise Callow, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Nurse Practitioner
Congenital Heart Center
CS Mott Children’s Hospital, Michigan Medicine
Ann Arbor, Michigan