AACN News—February 1999—Chapters

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Vol. 16, No. 2, FEBRUARY 1999

Chapters Can Save on NTI Registrations

Chapters that plan to sponsor officers or members to attend the 1999 National Teaching Institute™ and Critical Care Exposition can get a break if they submit registration fees by the April 7, 1999, early bird deadline.

The NTI, which again will feature the Advanced Practice Institute,™ along with 5 educational tracks focused on adult critical care, continuum of care, leadership, trauma, and pediatrics/neonatal content, is scheduled for May 16 through 20 in New Orleans, La.

Chapters can register 4 members for the NTI for the price of 3 and save $325 off the already discounted early bird registration fee. Or, they can register 2 members and receive a 10% discount off the early bird fee.

To qualify for these savings, registration fees must be paid with an official chapter check. Full payment must be submitted with the registrations.

Included among the numerous educational sessions and learning labs at the NTI are many activities geared specifically to chapters.

Network Night on May 16 is a good way to start the NTI, with an opportunity for chapter members to mingle with other members from their regions and from across the country. In addition, lunchtime workshops provide a chance for chapter members to learn more about ways to enhance their chapter’s skills and effectiveness.

The Chapter President’s Luncheon, an invitational event that again is sponsored by Mallinckrodt Inc., is set for May 19.

Also scheduled in conjunction with the NTI is the annual Awards Breakfast, where AACN Circle of Excellence honors including chapter awards are announced.

For more information or to register for the NTI, call (800) 899-AACN (2226), or visit the AACN home page at http://www.aacn.org.

Central New Jersey Chapter Shares a Cornucopia of Caring

Members of the Central New Jersey Chapter of AACN posed with their collection of donated food items. Pictured are (in front) Carol Gillard (left) and Amanda O’Sullivan and (from left, back) Darilyn Paul, Karen Cassaro, Pat Brennan, Maureen Atzori, Roseann DiBrienza, Kristina Eggleston, Maria Hill, Carol Hallisey, Fay Wright (an AACN board member who was guest speaker), Carol Hicks, Sheri Cleaves, and Linda Tamburri.

The Central New Jersey Chapter of AACN sponsored “Critical Care Cornucopia,” an all-day program to celebrate Thanksgiving and the spirit of giving. The chapter sponsored a food drive, with prizes awarded as incentives to participants. Each participant who donated a nonperishable food item received a raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets were sold, raising more than $100.
The food items and the money were donated to the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, an emergency food program for people with AIDS.


New Orleans Chapter Sponsoring Drive at NTI

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of AACN is host chapter for the 26th annual National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition, which is scheduled for May 16 through 20, 1999, in its city.

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of AACN will collect items for a battered women’s program as part of its host chapter activities for the 1999 National Teaching Institute,™ May 16 through 20 in New Orleans, La.

Donations of clothing, toiletries, and other essential items are requested. In addition, monetary contributions will be accepted at the chapter’s Hospitality Booth, which will be located in the AACN Resource Center.
Metropolitan Battered Women's Program of New Orleans will benefit from the drive.

For more information or to register for the NTI, call (800) 899-AACN (2226).


What's on Tap

Midwest Conference in March 1999

The 25th annual Midwest Conference for Critical Care will be March 9 through 11, 1999, in Arlington Heights, Ill. A preconference is scheduled March 8. The conference is sponsored by the Northwest Chicago Area Chapter of AACN. Featured speakers and topics include Nancy Brent on “Law and Ethics,” Kim Litwack on “Advanced Practice,” Joanne Krumberger on “Clinical Decision Making,” Nancy Townsend on “Neuro Issues,” Kathleen Vollman on “Cardiovascular,” Stephanie Woods on “Pulmonary,” and Fay Wright on “Women’s Health.” For more information, call (630) 766-1596.

Trauma Patient Management
The KOMA (Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas) Chapter of AACN will sponsor its eighth annual trauma seminar, titled “When the Pieces of the Puzzle Don’t Fit: Critical Management of the Trauma Patient,” on March 18, 1999, in Joplin, Mo. Kathleen White is the speaker. Vendor booths are available. For more information, contact Cindy Parsons at (417) 625-2379 or (417) 624-2905; e-mail,

Special Offer for Chapters

4-for-3 NTI Registration

Save $325

Send 4 chapter members to the NTI for the price of 3.

Offer ends April 7, 1999. Call (800) 899-AACN (2226).

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