AACN News—September 2000—Chapters

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Vol. 17, No. 9, SEPTEMBER 2000


Join Your Colleagues at Fall Regional Meetings

Do you want a chance to network with colleagues from your area and learn more about your professional association? Then, join other AACN members at fall regional meetings.

Helping to make these meetings successful this year are corporate contributions of $10,000 each by Siemens Medical Systems, Inc., and Hill-Rom. In some regions, educational programs are offered in conjunction with the meetings.

Following are the fall regional meetings that have been scheduled to date. For more information, call Chapter/Volunteer Associate Mitzi Inman at (800) 394-5995, ext. 365, or visit the AACN Web site at http://www.aacn.org.
Region 1—Oct. 28, 2000, in Springfield, Mass. Region 1 serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Region 2—Oct. 7, 2000. (Site TBA) Region 2 serves New York.
Region 4—Nov. 4, 2000, in Baltimore, Md. Region 4 serves Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
Region 5—TBA. Region 5 serves North Carolina and South Carolina.
Region 6—Nov. 4, 2000, in Birmingham, Ala. Region 6 serves Alabama and Georgia.

Region 8—Oct. 20, 2000, in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., and Nov. 3, 2000, Frankenmuth, Mich. Region 8 serves Michigan and Wisconsin.
Region 9—Oct. 20, 2000, in Columbus, Ohio. Region 9 serves Indiana and Ohio.
Region 10—Sept. 29 and 30, 2000, in Chicago, Ill. Region 10 serves Illinois.
Region 11—Oct. 6 and 7, 2000, in Louisville, Ky. Region 11 serves Kentucky and Tennessee.
Region 12—Oct. 20, 2000, in New Orleans, La. Region 12 serves Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Region 13—Nov. 4, 2000, in Bloomington, Minn. Region 13 serves Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska.
Region 14—TBA. Region 14 serves Kansas and Missouri.
Region 15—Oct. 13 and 14, 2000, in Dallas, Tex. Region 15 serves Oklahoma and Texas.
Region 16—Oct. 23, 2000, in Fargo, N.D. Region 16 serves Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.
Region 17—Oct. 13 and 14, 2000, in Albuquerque, N.M. Region 17 serves Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.
Region 18—Oct. 15, 2000, in Seattle, Wash. Region 18 serves Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.

Region 19—Nov. 3, 2000, in San Diego, Calif. Region 19 serves California.

The fall meetings in Regions 3, which serves Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and in Region 7, which served Florida, were conducted in August 2000.

Promoting the Value of Nursing

Value of Nursing posters are now prominently displayed in the critical care units at four hospitals in the Durham, N.C., area, thanks to the efforts of the Triangle Chapter of AACN in connection with Nurses Day in May 2000. The chapter framed the posters and presented them to the unit managers, who placed them where they would be readily visible to both staff and visitors. Here, Mary Holtschneider (left) and Becky McKenzie (right) presented a poster to Yvonne Spurney, a chapter member and nurse manager of the medical ICU at Duke University Health System. Holtschneider is a member of the Public Policy Work Group and a Triangle chapter officer. McKenzie is chapter president.

What's on Tap

California: CCRN Course
The San Diego Area Chapter of AACN will present an adult CCRN class on Sept. 25 and 26 and Oct. 2, 3, 9 and 16, in San Diego. For more information, contact Patricia Graham at (619) 462-9366; e-mail,
pgg@ucsdhc.ucsd.edu.

New Jersey: Pharmacology Update
The Northern New Jersey Chapter of AACN will present “Pharmacology Update” on Sept. 26, 2000, in Newark, N.J. For more information, contact Kathy Weinberg at (973) 905-7205; e-mail,
kweinberg@sbhcs.com.

Florida: Pediatric Review
The Broward County Chapter of AACN will present a pediatric CCRN review course on Sept. 22 and 29 and Oct. 6 and 13, 2000, in Hollywood, Fla. For more information, contact Kas Sheehan at (954) 987-2020; e-mail, kaspnp@aol.com.

Virginia: Critical Care Seminar
The Hill City Chapter of AACN will present “Critical Care 2000” on Oct. 5, 2000, in Lynchburg, Va. For more information, e-mail GHFortune@aol.com.

California: Precepting
The San Diego Area Chapter of AACN will present a four-hour seminar, titled “Precepting With Pride” on Oct. 10, 2000, in San Diego, Calif. For more information, contact Judy Davidson at (858) 487-7890 evenings; e-mail, jed2@pphs.org.

California: ECG and Rhythm Analysis
The San Diego Area Chapter of AACN will present a two-day program on ECG and rhythm analysis on Oct. 11 and 13, 2000, in San Diego, Calif. For more information, contact Sue Allard-Bruce at (619) 294-5794; e-mail, francisb2@prodigy.net.

Illinois: Trauma Workshop
The Central Illinois Chapter of AACN will cosponsor with the Southern Illinois Trauma Center a trauma workshop, titled “Trauma in the Heartland,” on Oct. 12, 2000, in Springfield, Ill. For more information, contact Angela Bentley at (217) 698-6299; e-mail, ajbentleyrn@cs.com.

Georgia/Carolina: Teaching Institute
The Central Savannah River Area Chapter of AACN will present its second annual Georgia-Carolina Teaching Institute on Oct. 12 and 13, 2000, in Augusta, Ga. For more information, contact Judy Graham-Garcia at (706) 733-0188, ext. 2660; e-mail, Judy.Graham-Garcia@med.va.gov, or Margaret Rollins at (706) 721-4903; e-mail, mrollins@mail.mcg.edu.

Washington: Symposium 2000
The Puget Sound Chapter of AACN will present “Currents: Critical Care Symposium 2000” on Oct. 16 and 17, 2000, in Seattle, Wash. For more information, contact Natalie Meachem or Cindy Goodrich at (206) 340-1275; e-mail, psc_aacn@hotmail.com.

California: Intern Program
The San Diego Area Chapter of AACN will present its 19th “Critical Care Intern Program,” starting Oct. 16, 2000, in San Diego, Calif. For more information, contact Sue Allard-Bruce at (619) 294-5794; e-mail, francisb2@prodigy.net.

Illinois: ET Tube Alternative
“An Alternative to the ET Tube” will be presented by the Northwest Chicago Area Chapter of AACN on Oct. 18, 2000, in Park Ridge, Ill. For more information, contact Jodi Gunther at (847) 526-5865; e-mail, jlg3@gte.net.

South Dakota: Nursing Workshop
The Siouxland Chapter of AACN will sponsor a Nursing Workshop on Oct. 19, 2000, at Sioux Valley Hospital and University Medical Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. For more information contact Vincent Nesheim, Chapter Computer Specialist, 117 N Duluth Ave., Sioux Falls, SD, 57104-3021; e-mail, VNesheim@PlanetAll.com.

Florida: Wealth of Knowledge
“Wealth of Knowledge 2000” will be presented by the Gold Coast Chapter of AACN on Oct. 19 and 20, 2000, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more information, e-mail penny2759@mindspring.com or sgreenRN@ad.com.

Hawaii: CCRN Review
The Hawaiian Islands Chapter of AACN will present a CCRN Review Course on Nov. 4 and 5., 2000, in Honolulu, Hawaii. For more information, e-mail
hawaiiaacn@aol.com.

Pennsylvania: Seminar
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of AACN will sponsor a seminar on Nov. 8 and 9, 2000, in Chambersburg, Pa. For more information, call Cheryl Cook at (717) 530-1023.

Illinois: Advanced Hemodynamics
“Advanced Hemodynamics” will be presented by the Northwest Chicago Area Chapter of AACN on Nov. 15, 2000, in Park Ridge, Ill. For more information, contact Jodi Gunther at (847) 526-5865; e-mail, jlg3@gte.net.

Does your chapter have a program or special event planned? Send the information to AACN News, 101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656; fax, (949) 362-2049; e-mail, aacnnews@aacn.org.

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