AACN News—August 2004—Chapters

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Vol. 21, No. 8, AUGUST 2004


Coastal Bend Leads Membership Campaign

The Coastal Bend Chapter recruited 19 new members during June to take the lead in AACN�s Critical Links membership drive. The 23 new members it has recruited since the campaign began May 1 edged it ahead of the Greater Washington Area Chapter, which added eight new members during June to bring its total to 22.
The results helped boost the campaign totals to 732 new members recruited by chapters and individuals.

Other chapter totals to date are Brooklyn Chapter (13); Greater Birmingham Chapter (11); Pacific Crest Regional Chapter (8); Montana Big Sky Chapter and East Central Illinois Chapter (both 7); Central Savannah River Chapter, Piedmont Carolinas Chapter and Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter (all 6); Greater St. Louis Chapter and Greater Flint Area Chapter (both 5); Greater Joliet Area Chapter, High Sierra Chapter, Siouxland Chapter and Mobile Bay Area Chapter (all 4); Atlanta Area Chapter, Houston Gulf Coast Chapter, Heartland Chapter and Greater Cincinnati Chapter (all 3); Fairbanks North Star Chapter, Volusia Flagler Chapter, Central Pennsylvania Chapter and Miami Beach Chapter (all 2); and Alameda Contra Costa Chapter, Broward County Chapter, Chesapeake Bay Chapter, Denver Chapter, Greater Milwaukee Area Chapter, Greater Phoenix Area Chapter, Greater Twin Cities Area Chapter, North Valley Chapter, Northeastern Michigan Chapter, Mohawk Valley Chapter, Greater Evansville Chapter, Greater New Orleans Chapter, Spokane Chapter, Palm Beach County Chapter, Greater Chicago Area Chapter, Greater Toledo Area Chapter, New Jersey Capital Chapter and Greater East Texas Chapter (all 1).

Chapter Rewards
Chapters participating in the campaign, which ends March 31, are eligible for prizes that include one complimentary NTI registration to be drawn each month. In addition, the chapters with the largest increase in membership and with the largest percentage increase in members during the campaign will again receive $250 gift certificates toward the purchase of AACN products or services, as well as a recognition certificate.
The Greater Washington Area Chapter received the complimentary NTI registration in the monthly prize drawing for June.

Additional information about the Critical Links campaign is available online at www.aacn.org. > AACN Announcements.

Chapter Advisers Appointed in 19 AACN Regions

Members of the Chapter Advisory Team, representing each of AACN�s 19 regions, have been announced. They are:

Region 1
Marcia G. Bixby, RN, BS, MSN, CCRN, CS

Region 2
Lori E. Kennedy, RN, BS, BSN, CCRN

Region 3
Julianne Gerstbrein, RN, MS, MSN, CCRN

Region 4
Becki Fuzi, RN, MSN, CCRN

Region 5
Mary �Cindy� Stewart, RN, BSN, MBA, MHA, CCRN

Region 6
Kathleen Klein Peavy, RN, MS, CCRN

Region 7
Kimberly S. Martin, RN, MS, MSN, CCRN

Region 8
Jane L. Hartman, RN, MS, CCRN

Region 9
Kimberly S. Hodge, RN, ADN, CCRN

Region 10
Joy Mary Speciale, RN, MBA, CCRN

Region 11
Stephanie Demiris

Region 12
Elizabeth P. Stevens, RN, BS, BSN, CCRN

Region 13
William Charles Mausser, RN, BSN, MBA, CCRN

Region 14
Judi Reeves, RN, BSN

Region 15
Holly Weber-Johnson, RN, BSN

Region 16
Lori D. Hendrickx, RN, EdD, CCRN

Region 17
Deborah Pool, RN, MS, CCRN

Region 18
Katie Schatz, RN, MS, MSN, APRN, NP

Region 19
Rosemarie Hirsch, RN, MN, CCRN

Carol Puz, RN, MS, CCRN, is the board liaison and Janice Wojcik, RN, MS, MSN, CCRN, APRN-BC, is the chapter advisor lead.


What's on Tap

Region 5
The Coastal Chapter will present the second annual Fall Seminar for Region 5 on Oct. 22 and 23 at the Crown Reef Resort, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Region 5 serves North Carolina and South Carolina. For more information, contact A. Messina, RN, BSN, CCRN, at (843) 347-8031; e-mail, CoastAACN@aol.com.

Arizona
The Greater Phoenix Area Chapter will present a program titled �Emergency Management and Transfer of Burn Patients� on Sept. 2 at the VAMC Ambulatory Care Center. For more information, e-mail Bobbie Wiles at dbwiles@worldnet.att.net.

The Greater Phoenix Area Chapter will present a program titled �Modern Modes in Mechanical Ventilation� on Oct. 23. For more information, contact Bobbie Wiles at (480) 988-3526; e-mail, dbwiles@worldnet.att.net.

California
The San Francisco Chapter will present a program titled �Bridges Educational Symposium� on Sept. 17 at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway. For more information, contact Juli McCorkle at (925) 370-7236; e-mail, jmccorklern@hotmail.com.

The San Francisco Chapter will present a CCRN Review on Oct. 21 and 22 at the University of California-San Francisco Medical Center. For more information, contact Juli McCorkle at (925) 370-7236; e-mail, jmccorklern@hotmail.com.

Illinois
The Northwest Chicago Area Chapter will present a program on �Management of Hyperglycemia in Critically Ill Patients� on Sept. 15 at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge.
The Northwest Chicago Area Chapter will present a program on �Gastric Bypass� on Oct. 20 at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge. For more information, contact Andrea Kline at (773) 975-8835; e-mail,
Indiana
The Northeast Indiana Chapter will present a program titled �Critical Care Potpourri� on Sept. 9 at Hall�s Guesthouse, Fort Wayne. For more information, contact Janis Boterf at (260) 749-7515; e-mail,
Janbot@aol.com.

Georgia
The Alabama and Georgia Chapters will present a program titled �Critical Care Nursing: Visioning Beyond the Basics� Sept. 26 through 28 at the Marriott-Century Center, Atlanta. For more information, contact Deb Erikson at (706) 774-8348; e-mail, dlerickson@comcast.net.

Ohio
The Greater Akron Area Chapter will present a CCRN Review Course Sept. 9 and 23 at Summa Health System Hospitals. For more information, contact Diana Vance, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, at (330) 849-0950; e-mail, Vanced@summa-health.org.

Pennsylvania
The Cumberland Valley Chapter will present a program titled �Mastering Hemodynamic Monitoring and 12-Lead Interpretation� on Oct. 28 at The Orchards, Chambersburg. For more information, contact Polly McMullen at (717) 477-8267; e-mail, pmmul@peoplepc.com.

Texas
The Greater East Texas Chapter will present a program titled �Crisis Clues: Analyzing the Secrets of Lab Values� on Sept. 22 and 22. For more information, contact Julie Miller at (903) 531-4470; e-mail, julie.miller@pawstolearn.com.

Wisconsin
The South Central Wisconsin Chapter will present a program titled �New Directions: Critical Care 2004� on Oct. 13 and 14. For more information, contact Jane Hartman or Susan Meredith at (608) 263-6618 or (608) 263-8134; e-mail, jl.hartman@hosp.wisc.edu or se.meredith@hosp.wisc.edu.

Is your chapter planning a program or special event? Submit your information online; e-mail, Mitzi.Inman@aacn.org.
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