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AACN Conference Promises Learning, Networking, Sharing and Support

Created May 13 2015, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
  • continuing education
  • critical care
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • nursing

Thursday, May 14, 2015
From Burn-out to Ethics, AACN-NTI Meeting Covers the Gamut of Critical-Care Nursing Issues

With hundreds of educational sessions and up to 35 hours of continuing nursing education contact hours available, the upcoming National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) is one of the country’s top conferences for high acuity and critical care nurses. While there, attendees of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) meeting also will have the opportunity to network with thousands of colleagues and meet with hundreds of exhibitors.

All put together, this conference provides attendees with best evidence-based practices, which can contribute to improvements in the bottom line, and more importantly, patient outcomes. In fact, organizers make it easy to share the knowledge with your unit and beyond by creating the NTI ActionPak, a take-home tool-kit.

Many Conference Highlights Throughout the Week

At the meeting, which will be held May 17-21 at the San Diego Convention Center, attendees will have opportunities for all different styles of learning — expert roundtables, peer-to-peer, hands-on, self-directed, and of course, informal and formal networking, highlighted by Nurses’ Night Off. On May 20, attendees have the entire San Diego Zoo to themselves where they can unwind and check out the animals and exhibits. Other conference highlights include:

  • SuperSessions and Keynote Presentations. At the SuperSessions, thousands of attendees come together to share the ups and downs of caring for critically ill patients, along with their families.
  • The Critical Care Exposition. At this massive trade show for critical care and high acuity nurses, attendees will learn about new techniques and innovative services and products, which can be shared with colleagues.
  • NTI Summit — Burned Out or Fired Up: The Choice Is Yours. Critical care nurses have increased risk for burnout due to time and outcome demands, work complexity, the expectations from families and patients, as well as ethical challenges and myriad other issues, research shows. In this interactive session, to be held on Wednesday, May 20, panelists from varying backgrounds will explore these topics and share solutions that help to drive resilience and minimize burnout.

Other program sessions run the gamut to give nurses a full, well-rounded educational experience, from “Building a Culture of Ethical Practice: Nursing Ethics for the 21st Century,” to “Cardiac Monitoring in the Acute Care Setting: Using Evidence to Improve Your Practice,” to “Come Rock With Nurses: Reaching Outcomes Through Collaboration and Knowledge.”

AACN: Dedicated to Providing Optimal Care

The world’s largest specialty nursing organization, AACN represents the interests of over 500,000 nurses charged with caring for critically and acutely ill patients. The organization helps to set the standards for critical and acute care nursing and transforms expert knowledge into easy-to-understand clinical practice tools to navigate this dynamic profession.

For more information about the association and exposition (including the full program), visit the AACN conference website here.