AACN News—October 2001—Chapters

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Vol. 18, No. 10, OCTOBER 2001


Meet Your Colleagues at the Fall Regional Meetings

AACN fall regional meetings are in full swing around the country, as AACN members and prospective members network with their colleagues and learn more about AACN and its chapters.

Although these meetings are hosted by chapters, they are open to members who are not chapter members and to any nurse—critical care, progressive care or telemetry—who is interested in AACN. In some regions, chapters sponsor educational programs in conjunction with the meetings.

All meetings are facilitated by AACN’s Chapter Advisory Team members from each region. Special educational grants from AACN industry partners Siemens Medical Solutions and Stryker Medical have funded national participation by AACN in these regional meetings.

The Region 3 meeting was in August. Meetings for Regions 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 18 were in September. The Region 9 meeting was Oct. 4; the Region 13 meeting was Oct. 6 and the Region 14 meeting was Oct. 10. Following are remaining meetings that are scheduled in October and November:

Region 4 (Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C.)—Nov. 9. Hosted by the Greater Washington Area Chapter.
Region 5 (North Carolina, South Carolina)—Nov. 3, Kernsville, S.C. Hosted by the Heart of the Piedmont Chapter.
Region 11 (Kentucky, Tennessee)—Oct. 20, Memphis, Tenn. Hosted by the Greater Memphis Chapter.
Region 12 (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi)—Oct. 25, Lafayette, La.
Region 15 (Oklahoma, Texas)—Oct. 27, Houston, Texas. Hosted by the Houston Gulf Coast Chapter.
Region 16 (Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)—Oct. 20, Billings, Mont.
Region 17 (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah)—Nov. 10, Reno, Nev. Hosted by the High Sierra Chapter.
Region 19 (California)—Nov. 10, Clovis, Calif. Hosted by the Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter.


A Public Service

Members of the Coastal Chapter of AACN, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
took advantage of an area home show to make their chapter and
critical care nursing more visible in their community. Here,
chapter member Stephanie Spencer (left) and Chapter President
Rhonda Grose (second from left) explain the automated external
defibrillator to home show attendees. In addition, 100 free
cholesterol screenings were provided, thanks to strips donated by
Gary McManus of Cor Therapeutics and cholesteral machines
donated by Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.



What's on Tap

California
The South Bay Chapter will present “Advances in Neuroscience Nursing” on Oct. 12, 2001, in San Jose, Calif. For more information, contact Yvonne McKenna at (831) 426-5665.

The Sacramento Area Chapter will present “Safe Leadership at the Bedside” on Oct. 13, 2001, in Roseville, Calif. For more information, e-mail Ramona Blakley at MonaCCRN@aol.com.

Florida
The Space Coast Chapter will present “Critical Care and CCRN Review” on Nov. 15 and 16, 2001, in Melbourne, Fla. For more information, contact Jeanne Porter at (321) 956-6283; e-mail, jporter@cfl.rr.com.

Georgia
The Atlanta Area Chapter will sponsor a CCRN Review Oct. 29 and 30, Nov. 5 and 6 and Nov. 12 and 13, 2001, in Austell, Ga. For more information, contact Mary Zellinger at (404) 712-4661;
e-mail, mary_zellinger@emory.org

Illinois
The Northwest Chicago Area Chapter will present “Care of the Critically Ill Diabetic” on Oct. 17, 2001, in Park Ridge, Ill. For more information, contact: Jodi Gunther, RN, MS, CCRN, at (847) 526-5865;
e-mail, jlg3@gte.net

Louisiana
Region 12 chapters in Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas will present “Currents 2001” on Oct. 26 and 27, 2001, in Lafayette, La. For more information, contact Elizabeth Weber at (337) 984-7649; e-mail, Teek434@excite.com

Maryland
The Greater Washington Area Chapter will present “Spotlight on Critical Care 2001” on Nov. 7 and 8, 2001, in Greenbelt, Md. For more information, contact Karen Kesten at (301) 340-6711; e-mail, KSKes@aol.com.

Missouri
The Greater Kansas City Area Chapter will present “Hemo-dynamic Waveform Analysis and Validation of Obtained Data” on Oct. 10, 2001, in Kansas City, Mo. For more information, contact Caryl Goodyear-Bruch at (913) 588-3380; e-mail, cgoodyearbruch@kumc.edu.

New Jersey
The Northern New Jersey Chapter will present “Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy” on Nov. 3, 2001, in Union, N.J. For more information, contact Janice Wojcik at (973) 905-7205; e-mail, janice.wojcik@gte.net.

The Northern New Jersey Chapter will present “Options in Critical Care Nursing 2002” on April 11 and 12, 2002, in Fairfield, N.J. For more information, contact Janice Wojcik at (973) 905-7205; e-mail, janice.wojcik@gte.net.

North Carolina
The Piedmont Carolinas Chapter will present an adult CCRN review course on Oct. 5 and 6, 2001, in Concord, N.C. For more information, contact Beth Martin at (704) 355-0899; e-mail, bmartin@carolina.rr.com.

The Piedmont Chapter will present “The Value of Nursing” on Nov. 2, 2001, in High Point, N.C. For more information, contact Cindy Stewart at (336) 878-6000, ext. 2964; e-mail mstewart@hprhs.com; or Candace Bearden at (336) 878-60530.

Oregon
The Pacific Crest Chapter will present “The Best of Hem-odynamics” on Sept. 28, 2001, in Medford, Ore. For more information, contact Judy Lang at (541) 488-1218; e-mail, jmlang@cdsnet.net.

Pennsylvania
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter will present “Differentiating Wide Complex Tachycardia” on Oct. 9, 2001, in Wynnewood, Pa. For more information, contact the SePA Chapter Office at (610) 658-7266.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter will present “Trends in Critical Care Nursing 2001” Oct. 23 through 26, 2001, in Philadelphia, Pa. For more information, contact the SePA Chapter Office at (610) 658-7266.

Vermont
The Vermont Green Mountain Chapter will present “Enhancing Your Critical Care Skills” on Nov. 29, 2001, in Winooski, Vt. For more information, e-mail Carol Guyette, RN, CCRN, at dguyette@together.net or Dorothy Flowers, RN, at dorothy.flowers@vtmednet.org.

Washington
The Puget Sound Chapter will present its 27th annual symposium, “Currents 2001,” on Oct. 22 and 23, 2001, in Bellevue, Wash. For more information, contact Pat Blissitt at (206) 447-9873; e-mail, pbliss@u.washington.edu.
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