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Vol. 22, No. 6, JUNE 2005

Texas Recruiter Holds Onto Membership Campaign Lead

The 2004-05 Critical Links membership drive came down to the wire as Stacey Bigenho, RN, ADN, AD, of Paducah, Ky., recruited 41 new members in the final month to come within two of the winning the total. However, in the end, Barbara Frey, RN, ADN, AA, of Corpus Christi, Texas, held onto the lead she had enjoyed through most of the campaign, which ended March 31.

The campaign brought AACN a total of 5,019 new members, with more than 1,000 individuals and 182 chapters participating.

Grand prize drawing winners who each receive $500 American Express gift certificates were L. Jennifer McFarlane, RN, CNS, MS, MSN, CCRN, Michelle Deiterich, RN, CCRN, and Martha E. Reed, RN, CCRN. In addition, Sharon M. Hansen, RN, ADN, CCRN, received the $100 American Express gift certificate in the monthly prize drawing for March.
Frey, who recruited 76 new members in the 11-month campaign, receives a $1,000 American Express gift check.

The patient care coordinator and educator for two CCUs at Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline, Corpus Christi, Frey attributes her success in the campaign to a variety of factors. Her hospital’s clinical advancement program, which encourages employees to be members of a national professional organization, was among them, she said. The program was started in July as part of the hospital’s skills validation efforts to achieve Magnet status.

However, she also said that a colleague, Editha Pammit, RN, BSN, CCRN, was instrumental in the recruitment effort. In fact, Frey plans to share her prize with Pammit.
The bottom line, though, is persistence, Frey said. Membership was promoted at monthly meetings of the Coastal Bend Chapter of AACN, of which Frey is a past president. And, she added, AACN’s discounted group membership plan was a plus in the recruitment effort.

Bigenho was also quick to credit others for her success. She is president of the Western Kentucky Chapter of AACN, which used the campaign to build its numbers.

The AACN presidents’ themes the last couple of years inspired organizers, Bigenho explained. The previous chapter had been inactive since 1992, and there was a need to provide more educational opportunities closer to home.

“As a group, we worked very hard,” Bigenho said. “We had a fairly large area, with five hospitals to draw from.”

The chapter President-elect Kathy Farrell, RN, CNS, DNSc, CCRN, CCNS, APRN, who is a professor at Murray State University, and Lory Cope, RN, ADN, and Greg Meisinger, RN, from Western Baptist Hospital, were among those who were instrumental in attracting new members.

Bigenho, who is a charge nurse in the ICU at Western Baptist, said she already has a start on this year’s campaign.

New Campaign
The 2005-06 Critical Links campaign is now under way. Every member an individual recruits by March 31, 2006, increases his or her chances of receiving rewards.

The rewards are automatic when you recruit your first five new members ($25 AACN gift certificate) and 10 total new members ($50 gift certificate). You will also be eligible for a monthly drawing to receive a $100 American Express gift check in any month you recruited even one new member.

The top recruiter at the end of the campaign will again receive a $1,000 American Express gift check. Plus, he or she will be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing for a $500 American Express gift check. A total of three will be drawn, with anyone recruiting five or more new members during the campaign entered into all three drawings.

Note: For the recruiter to qualify for prizes and drawings, new members must include either the recruiter’s name or chapter name on the “referred by” line of the application.

To obtain Critical Links Member-Get-A-Member Program forms, call (800) 899-2226 or visit the AACN Web site at www.aacn.org.

Complete the Circle
July 15 Is Deadline to Apply for 2006 Awards

Don’t forget. July 15 is the deadline to nominate yourself or a colleague for an AACN Circle of Excellence Award for 2006.

Recipients of these prestigious recognition awards will be recognized at AACN’s National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition in May 2006 in Anaheim, Calif. In addition, personalized plaques are presented to all recipients. Some also receive honorariums, monetary awards or complimentary registration to the NTI. Chapter awards are also presented.

The following awards are available:

• 3M Health Care Excellence in Clinical Practice Award
• Baxter Excellence in Patient Safety Award
• Dale Medical Products Excellent Clinical Nurse Specialist Award
• Excellence in Caring Practices Award
• Excellence in Clinical Practice—Non-Traditional Setting
• Excellent Nurse Practitioner Award
• Excellent Nursing Student Award
• Excellence in Research Award
• Research Abstract Award
• AACN Value of Certification Award
• Datascope Excellence in Collaboration Awards (Nurse-Physician, Nurse-Administration, Nurse-Family and Multidisciplinary Team)
• Excellence in Leadership Award
• Excellence in Education Award
• Eli Lilly & Company Excellent Preceptor Award
• Excellent Nurse Manager Award
• Marsh-AACN Community Service Award
• Media Award
• Mentoring Award

To obtain a Circle of Excellence Awards application, call (800) 899-2226 (request Item #1011) or visit the AACN Web site.

PDA Center

The most advanced PDA solution is now available! Designed exclusively for AACN and bedside nurse clinicians in many areas of practice, the AACN Medicopeia makes installing, registering, unlocking and managing your PDA and applications a thing of the past. Say goodbye to unlock codes and serial numbers with this exciting program.

With the all-inclusive AACN Medicopeia package, you’ll receive a Palm PDA Tungsten T5 preloaded with drug monographs on thousands of medications (including integrated weight-based dosing calculators), clinical references, tools and calculators, all updated and unlocked automatically every time you synchronize your device.

And, as an exclusive for AACN Medicopeia users, you’ll have access to the weekly AACN Critical Care Newsline, providing you up-to-the-minute news releases, alerts and information, simply by synchronizing your device.

AACN Medicopeia includes the Palm Tungsten T5 device, complete with the following software for only $439 (annual renewal fee is $109):

• Davis’ Drug Guide With Integrated Calculators
• ER ICU Toolbox
• Pocket ICU Management Clinical Reference
• Cardiac Medications E-reference
• Critical Care Assessment E-reference
• Hemodynamic Management E-reference
• EKG Reference (Due Summer 2005)
• MedCalc
• MedRules
• Adobe Acrobat Reader for Palm OS
• Special AACN resources for Adobe Reader
• AACN Critical Care Weekly Newsline

If you already have a PDA device, you can still subscribe to AACN Medicopeia. You’ll receive all the software listed above for only $139 (annual renewal is only $109).

Rebate: Any purchase of the T5 made before July 16, 2005 qualifies for a $50 rebate!

For more information about AACN Medicopeia, visit www.aacn.pdaorder.com or call 1-800-462-0388.

Monthly Super Savers From AACN’s Catalog Products!

AACN is excited to offer a new monthly Super Saver promotion, featuring specific catalog resources offered at significant discounts. These Super Saver prices are valid through July 31, 2005. To be eligible for these prices, orders must be postmarked by July 31.

Hitting the Road, a Guide to Travel Nursing
Focused on real-world issues, this text includes self-assessment exercises, tips, insights and complete listings for 70 healthcare staffing agencies, and explores a broad range of international travel issues as well as finance and tax strategies.

Regular Price
Member: $24.65
Nonmember: $25.95
Super Saver Price
Member: $21.95
Nonmember: $23.50

Critical Care Assessment Handbook
This portable handbook applies physical assessment techniques to the care of the critically ill patient. Pocket-sized for clinical use, it explains when and why to use a specific technique, which techniques deliver the most accurate data and how to effectively correlate clinical findings with a disease process. Includes specific information related to the geriatric patient and assessment.

Regular Price
Member: $37.95
Nonmember: $39.95
Super Saver Price
Member: $34.50
Nonmember: $37.25

Preceptor: A Nurse’s Guide to Mentoring
This CD-ROM includes everything a preceptor needs to know, from planning the first meeting with a student to assessing progress. It also contains forms and tables that can be printed, including preceptor planning guide, time management forms and clinical preceptor assessments.
These interactive modules allow preceptors to learn at their own pace and on their own time. Single user only; will not function in a network environment. System requirements: Windows 95, 98, 2000 or ME operating systems only. Program will not work on Windows XP systems.

Regular Price
Member: $39.50
Nonmember: $41.95
Super Saver Price
Member: $37.95
Nonmember: $39.95


(800) 899-2226

Scene and Heard

AACN continues to seek visibility for our profession and the organization. Following is an update on recent outreach efforts.

Our Voice in the Media
Republican (April 24, 2005)—An article titled “Hospitals Opening Doors” quoted AACN immediate past President Dorrie Fontaine, RN, DNSc, FAAN, on the issue of family presence. “We are very interested in encouraging hospitals, doctors and nurses to develop policies on family presence during resuscitation and invasive procedures,” Fontaine said. She said nurses have observed the benefits of having family members present at these times, including decreased anxiety for the patient. The article noted that AACN had released a Practice Alert stating that, with some exceptions, family members of patients who are undergoing invasive procedures or cardiopulmonary resuscitation should have the option of being present at the bedside. The alert is available online at www.aacn.org > Clinical Practice.

Indianapolis Star, Best of Health supplement (March 25, 2005)—An article titled “Nursing: Fundamental Component of Patient Care” explained that Clarian Health Partners’ approach to nursing care at the bedside—a program cited as contributing to its Magnet status recognition—is based on the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care. The model matches the patients’ characteristics with professional nursing competencies to optimize patient outcomes. Nora Triola, RN, PhD, CNAA, vice president of nursing and patient care services at Clarian’s Methodist Hospital, was quoted as saying, “Our overall objective is to provide the best experience possible for our patients. This matching process helps ensure we plan and deliver care based on the individual needs of the patient.”

Journal Record (April 20, 2005)—“American Assn. of Critical-Care Nurses Honors Oklahoma Heart Hospital’s Critical Care Unit” was the headline for an article announcing that the unit was one of 10 Spring 2005 recipients and the first in the state to receive the AACN Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence. The Oklahoma Heart Hospital was chosen for a Beacon Award because they are a source of light, an inspiration to other critical care units throughout the nation, said AACN President Kathy McCauley, RN, PhD, BC, FAAN, FAHA.

Mohave Daily News (April 20, 2005)—An article titled “KRMC Nurse Completes 1st Time Cardiac Medicine Certification” congratulated Morgan Carroll, RN, a nurse at Kingman Regional Medical Center, Kingman, Ariz. She was one of the first nurses in the Western U.S. to take the CMC nursing subspecialty exam. “Her certification in cardiac medicine allows us to provide an even stronger level of care to our patients …,” explained ICU Director Dan Emborsky, RN, BSN.

Advance for Nurses (March 7, 2005)—A sidebar to an article about preceptorships and mentors for novice critical care nurses featured advice on the critical thinker from Lorraine Micheletti, RN, MA, CCRN, director of ICU/PCU/staff development at Warminster Hospital in Pennsylvania. Quoting from her presentation, “Novice to Expert,” at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Trends in Critical Care Conference in October, the article noted that Micheletti defined critical thinking as “purposeful, results-oriented; driven by patient, family and community needs; based on principles of the nursing process and scientific method; guided by professional standards and ethic codes; and constantly re-evaluating, self-correcting and striving to improve.” The article also listed Micheletti’s characteristics of the critical thinker.

Deseret Morning News (April 18, 2005)—“Cardiac ICU in Provo Honored” was the headline announcing that the cardiac ICU at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, had received the Beacon Award. “Hospitals receiving the award must have the highest quality standards in nurse recruitment and retention, patient outcomes, staff training, healthy work environment, leadership and evidence-based practice and research,” the article stated.

Advance for Nurses (April 4, 2005)—An article titled “Live It Up! AACN Chapter Brings 31st annual Midwest Conference to Arlington Heights” noted that McCauley’s Live Your Contribution keynote address encouraged critical care nurses to focus on critical presence. McCauley said that nurses should ask themselves what they do each day to make a difference for a patient or colleague. “Compassion and competence are what patients and families want. In addition, mentoring and supporting colleagues with less experience helps the nurse achieve personal growth.” The article also quoted Northwest Chapter President Donna Kruse, RN, MS, APN, CCRN, as saying, “I have met so many other nurses I can learn from and share ideas with, and it really gives us a broad network of support.”

Our Voice at the Table
Justine Medina, RN, MS, AACN’s director of Professional Practice & Programs, was on the Executive Council of the National Consensus Conference on Organ Donation After Cardiac Death. The American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Gift of Life Transplant Foundation and Institute were among the conference sponsors. The objective of the conference was to develop a consensus regarding DCD to promote organ donation in a currently underutilized resource of potential deceased donors. The group of about 130 attendees addressed issues surrounding the recovery of organs from DCD.

Denise Buonocore, RN, MSN, CCRN, APRN, BC, AACN board member, spoke about diabetes prevention and control during the Community Program on Diabetes Awareness at the Refuge Temple Church of God in Bridgeport, Conn.

Caryl Goodyear-Bruch, RN, MSN, CCRN, AACN board member, attended Visions, the 16th annual critical care nursing symposium sponsored by AACN’s Greater Kansas City Chapter. She addressed the new AACN Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments in a presentation titled AACN’s Contribution to Our Bold Voice.

Roberta Kaplow, RN, PhD, CCNS, CCRN, AACN board member, spoke at the 31st annual Midwest Conference sponsored by AACN’s Northwest Chicago Area Chapter. She spoke about acute tumor lysis syndrome and disseminated intravascular coagulation.

Medina attended the annual National Nursing Research Roundtable cosponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research and the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society. The meeting provided a forum for nursing organizations to meet with NINR and each other to communicate and collaborate in moving the nation’s nursing research agenda forward. The focus was on bridging research and clinical practice.

McCauley spoke at the Odyssey on Critical Care conference sponsored by the Greater Richmond Area Chapter. She presented the keynote, Live Your Contribution, and gave a clinical talk about women’s risk for heart disease.

Kaplow presented Sepsis: Managing a Complex Cascade and Live Your Contribution at the Suffolk County Chapter AACN Symposium.

Mary Holtschneider, RN, BSN, MPA, AACN board member, gave an AACN update at a meeting of the Triangle Chapter. She discussed the PCCN and CMC/CSC subspecialty certification exams, the Healthy Work Environment standards, Just in Time volunteer opportunities and the NTI events in New Orleans, La.

Buonocore presented the keynote on Live Your Contribution and a session on End-Stage Heart Failure: Hope on the Horizon for the Northern New Jersey Chapter’s Options conference. She also toured Valley Hospital’s critical care and telemetry units.

If you or your chapter has reached out to the media or other groups to promote AACN and critical care nursing, we’d like to know. E-mail your information to Judy.Wilkin@aacn.org.

Thank You, Recruiters! Your Efforts Are Appreciated

More than 1,000 individuals participated in AACN’s 2004-05 Critical Links Member-Get-A-Member Campaign. They are:

30 and More
Jennifer E. Baetz, Stacey A. Bigenho, Barbara S. Frey, Becki L. Fuzi, Karen T. Haigh, Dawn Kregel, L. Jennifer McFarlane, Ngozi I. Moneke, Kathleen M. Richuso.

Dinah L. Cooper, Sandra J. Cornish, Laura M. Desmond, Deslin Francois, Ariana G. Gross, Paula A. Lusardi, Eric A. Moss, Cathy H. Schuster, Doris J. Strother, Lorelei A. Thayer, Jackie S. Yon, Faith Y. Young-Gouda.

Philip Abenojar, LaVern Allen, Caroline Axt, Jill E. Barrow, Lydia C. Bautista, Sharon A. Bettinger, Betty Nash Blevins, Mary Beth F. Bobyarchick, Cheryl Ann Borden, Carolyn M. Bowen, Megan E. Brunson, Nancy M. Case, Charlene J. Cink, Kathryn V. Clark, Kerin A. Da Cruz, Laura E. Dolloff, Cheryl S. Duran, Dorothy J. Flowers, Erica A. Grosseibl, Catherine A. Harmer, Jane L. Hartman, Michelle A. Jurgensen, Cindy D. Kamara, Fredda Kermes, Maria A. Laxina, Bernadette M. Matrisciano, Catherine L. Maurer, Elaine D. Mayo, Pauline J. McNeece, Lesley H. Meiman, Magdalena Ella Monahan, Maria A. Nicasio, Benilda Oliquino, Donna M. O’Neill, Phillip Y. Parcon, Elin Roberts, Eulogio Romualdo Santaromana, Shirley Sebastian, Nancy Seskes, Lynn Smith Schnautz, Leslie A. Swadener-Culpepper, Amy C. Taylor, Yvonne L. Thelwell, Linda S. Thomas, Angela Turner Konrath, Norma S Vesey, Virginia M. Weaver, Holly L. Weber-Johnson, Stephanie C. Westbrook, Maria Amor Wild, Shawna Young, Cynthia L. Zaletel.

Susan Marie Allison, Mary Ann L. Bailey, Stephanie A. Baker, Amy L. Bandy, James G. Bauer, Zenaida D. Blanco, Robin E. Blauser, Lorraine D. Boehm, Denise R. Bragg, Sharon Bragg, Marylee R. Bressie, Erica Burket, Yolanda W. Carilimdiliman, Beverly Ann Carlson, Diane M. Casperson, Andrea K. Castilla, Kristina L. Cervantes, Romulo B. Co, Mary M. Colanero, Joyce V. Colobong, Bettielou Conerly, Jennifer L. Connelly, Sandra J. Cox, Melissa W. Craft, Sue Ann Crisp, Michele L. Deiterich, Peggy Lynn Ennis, Rita J. Ennis, Camilla Dawn Fisher, Nathalie M. Fleureau, Lynnette S. Flynn, John A. Forrant, Patricia H. Fountain, Jacquelyn Free, Carla J. Freeman, Janice L. Gasaway, Katherine A. Green, Rhonda L. Grose, Valerie Grossman, Cyndie J. Hampton, Ma. Thelma C. Herrera, Susan M. Huber, Pamela R. Hulme, Cynthia D. Jacobs, Lauretta M. Joseph, Melanie R. Keiffer, Mary Kilgore, Vicky K. Knapp, Joanne M. Kuszaj

Shelia D. La Point, Barbara A. Lamb, Dana F. Lehmann, Doris V. Levin, Rebecca S. Lindberg, Marcia K. Malone-Tedder, Teresa Lee Martin, Krista M. Marz, Linda S. May, Vicki McKimmey, Sharon Millan, Methylyn Millano, Julie S. Miller, Rachel E. Monday, Janet Lynn Moore, Alena Myers, Paulita D. Narag, Norlynn M. Nelson, Ruth M. Norrell, Andrea June Ortega, Mary Frances D. Pate, Lynelle N. Pierce, Andrea E. Porter, Kathleen Quattrocchi, Salvacion J. Ramos, Melissa J Recar, Martha E. Reed, Judith C. Roberts, Catherine P. Rodgers, Barbara C. Rogers, Margaret R. Rollins, Donna B. Sabash, Ian N. Saludares, Stephanie R. Sanderson, Alda Savite, Charlene Schwinne, Laura B. Seay, Eunice K. Simmons, Debbie R. Smith, Joel C. Stanfill, Felicia T. Stubbs, Amy M. Taylor, Christina M. Taylor, Kenneth R. Thompson, Laura J. Tucco, Sandra W. Tysinger, Paula J. Varhol, Ruth I. Vermace, Eileen V. Weatherby, Sonia H. Wisdom, Desiree D. Wyatt, April Yi Yu Zhuang, Pam Zinnecker.

Linda C. Abercrombie, Jennifer Abordo-Mago, Monette Blando Abuloc, Mohannad Eid Aburuz, Katherine L. Adamo, Christine E. Adams, Michael A. Adams, Christopher M. Ader, Cynthia L. Ahart, Gladys B. Alarva, Michael D. Aldridge, Bernadette Alexandre Laurent, Brenda R. Alfermann, Hannelore E. Allen, Lisa B. Allen, Sharon U. Alley, Kristine D. Allison-Hunt, Maggie Alonso, Edna S. Amaba, Mark Alan Ambler, Elenita M. Anana-Lind, Marcia A. Anderson, Betty L. Anderson, Natalie Ankney, Mary Ann Antonini, Diane J. Appelman, Relita J. Arabit, Kathleen Arnold, Fiona A. Aronberg, Kristina Arrington-Cherry, Susan K. Artman, Leann Renae Ash, Kris D. Austin, Karen L. Aylor, Rose M. Ayres

Anthony R. Baca, Tammera Backstrom, Lorna P. Baker, Elizabeth M. Baker, Karen M. Baker, Laurie J. Balch, Corazon Baldazar, Perrilynn A. Baldelli, Linda I. Ball, Lenneth Balmes Balmes, Lulu Pearl Bamfo, Carmel Bang, P. Carol R. Banzon, Corazon B. Barbon, Sheila A. Barr, Claire Bautista, Cynthia M. Baxter, Rebecca L. Beals, Dana S. Beane, Jaime R. Bearden, Judy Beaty, Jodie K. Becker, Caroline Beckwith, Frederick Beers, Dornett L. Bell, Deidre N. Belton, Katherine A. Benson, Mary Sue Bergeson, Vicki Bergquist, Debbie Bernard, Arlene Bernardino, Lydia A Bertschi, Ofelia Biagan, Anna T. Bickert, Martha J. Biddle, Kathleen A. Bieler, Carolyn S. Bik, Dessa B. Birdsall, Kimberly G. Bishop, Alison K. Bitney, Sarah A. Blackman, Virginia Blaize, Brenda S. Blake, Naomi A. Blankenship, Matthew G. Bohnsack, Toni J. Boldy, Pamela J. Bolton, Linda L. Boose-Shutes, Nancy L. Bormet, Diane M. Bosen, Janis E. Boterf, Phillip E. Bovender, Vickie L. Bowles, Donald J. Boydstun, Mary Alice Boynton, Jeanne E. Braby, Vicki Bracht, Shirley A. Bratrud, Patricia Breedlove, Zara R. Brenner, Sandra J. Brettler, Joyce Bretz, Anne F. Brock, Kelly Catherine Brooks, Ann J. Brorsen, Linda E. Brown, Mary Lynn Brown, Karen S. Brown, Anne H. Brown, Steven L. Brown, Diana M. Brown, Sue Brown, Elizabeth Carol Brown, Kathryn A. Brush, Donald H. Bucher, Karen Buchko, Tracie L. Buckland, Beverly A. Bull, Linda Burnette, Denise M. Burns, Mary Jo Burris, Kathleen M. Burton, Kelley Butler, Paul G. Buttes, Danielle D Byler, Marilyn S. Byrne, Marilyn L. Byrne

Maria A. H. Cajulao, Kristine M. Caldwell, Jimmy Dale Callicutt, Lucina Camacho, Deborah R. Campbell, Christopher M Campbell, Kathleen A. Cantos, Nanette A. Capupus, Clint P. Cardinas, Cindy Carlson, JoAnn Miles Carr, Karen M. Carroll, Cynthia A. Carter Cole, Lucy A. Cary, Belinda C. Casey, Lydia G. Casteel, Phyllis A. Cerone, Ann Chopack, Kei Cheung Chow, Joanne A. Ciulla, Sara A. Clark, Linda A. Clark, Nanette M. Clark, Cynthia Clarke, Susan D. Cline, Lea Ann Cockrell, Sharron Diane Coffie, Tammy S. Collins, Cathy S. Collins, Joan E. Cook, Linda K. Cook, Wendy Anne Cook, Kathryn Jones Cooper, Beverly Copoulos, Bonnie J. Corcoran, Frank A. Corcoran, Jason Anthony Corey, Nyla J. Cornforth, Nancy E. Correa, Jewell M. Coulter, Laurene M. Cox, Lesley M. Cox, Rita T. Crawford, Jenifer Cretul, Shirley A. Cristobal, Jennifer L Crosby, Lorena C. Crowley, Karen L. Cullinane, Sylvia C. Cummings, Susan M. Currie, Bonnie L. Curtis

Jerry B. Dacoco, Jimena Dagua, Cynthia Ann Damboise, Ian E. Dashnay, Ashley P. Davenport, Julie A. Davey, Kathleen David-Geisner, Sheryl L. Davis, Barbara L. Davis, Diane B. Davis, Tamie R. Davis, Kathleen Day, Laurie A. Dean, William K. Deans, Michelle Ann Dedeo, Mary Ann Degges, Jonathan U. Del Mundo, Lupe T. Del Valle, Lorella R. Deleon, Sheree J. Delgado, Connie Deloach, Connie M. DeMilo, Mary W. Dent, Mary Anne Derrico, Ruthie R. Dewitt, Jocelyn J. Diaz, Tina Marie Dickinson, Dinah Dieron, Tammy B. Dingee, Davy Diongson, Kristi L. Dipzinski, Julia DiReinzo, Rebecca M. Dixon, Rebecca Lynn Dixon, Denisa D. Dominguez, Robert F. Domos, Mike Donovan, Susan Lynn Donston, Robert J. Dorman, Sandra Dreher, Rebekah Kalen Dubrosky, Marci L. Ducret, Lisa G. Dudley, Edna A. Dukes, Nida P. Dumantay, Shelia D. Duncan, Siobhan M. Duncan, Philip Dunlap, Anne C. Dunn, Christine A. Durham

Ginger C. Earnest, Adele S. Eastlack, Claire F. Eckenrode, Margaret M. Ecklund, Barbara A. Economou-Morris, Jeannie M. Edwards, Linda L. Egan, Ross H. Ehrmantraut, Rhonda K. Eisenzimmer, Katherine Y. Elliott, Gerri Ellis, Margaret A. Emmons, Gerardo Villareal Emralino, Robyn S. Evans, Cyndi Lee Evans, Don Everly, Clyde L. Ewing, Elizabeth R. Eynouf, Violeta A. Fabro, Kecia Fagerland, Anthony E. Farmer, Carolyn Fascetti, Erica Michelle Feagin, Mary Kay Feeney, Cindy Feldotte, Rika M. Felonia, Carolyn A. Fernandez, Judith Fernandez, Jocelyn C. Fiedler, Mariflor-Aileen T. Figueras, Deborah A. Fischer, Charles E. Fitts, Karen A. Fitzgerald, Verna A. Fleary-Alexis, Emilia C. Flores, Patricia M. Flynn, Hector M. Fontanez Pabellon, Kathy Fontenot, Gabriele Ford, Brenda I. Forrest, Rosalia Francucci, Tess Frankum, Marie C. Freeman, Rebecca D. Fuentes, Deborah R. Fulton

Janet Gabrielson, Sherry A. Gagnon, Johane A. Gagnon, Rebecca R. Gallagher, Kathleen S. Gallichio, Lisa Gantt Malek, Kathy J. Garcia, Michelle D. Gargiulo, Linda A. Gargone, Julia K. Garrison, Cecilia D. Garrison, Barbara Garrity, Fortunato J. Gascon, Joy Lynn Gaspard, Jonathan Gecomo, Catherine A. Geisen, Terra D. George, Betsy George, Beverly E. George-Gay, Denise S. Gerig, Timothy Giglio, Brenda J. Gilbert, Richard A. Gillard, Frances L. Gilliland, Nancy M. Gillium, Sheryln W. Gilman, Lana G. Gilmore, Lisa A. Gilmore, Tammy L. Glynn, Jaye P. Gmoser, Carol B. Godfrey, Malisa Q.E. Gomez, Abbie L. Goodban, Denise M. Goodberlet, Rana M. Gooden, Barbara B. Goodwin, Michele A. Gordon, Lita T. Gorman, Catherine M. Gorman, Stephanie A. Graci, Kimberly A. Gray, Kim J. Green, Kathryn Marie Green, Una A. Greene, Tracy Gregoire, Lynne Grier, Carol A. Grimes, Amy Beth Grogan, Jerry A. Gronberg, Vera Ligia Grover, Julie Ann Groves, Lorie J. Guerrero, Roy M Guevara, Jodi L. Gunther, Donna B. Guthrie, Gerald Gutierrez, Donna B. Guy, Carol Guyette

Marci Hageman, Theresa E. Hamway, Kerry M. Hannifin, Pamela A. Hannon, Joy Hansel, Carol M. Hansen, Sharon M. Hansen, Cheryl Hanson, Maria Molar Haque, Kathleen R. Harkness, Susan E. Harpole, Kelly Jane Harris, Marian T. Hartle, Maurene A. Harvey, Jeanne E. Hauser, Virginia A. Hawkins, Amy D. Hayes, Heather C. Healy, Benjamin W. Heavrin, Gary Hecker, Patricia A. Hellrung, Lillian D. Helwick, Maryann T. Henry, Elyse Henry, Donna Kay Hensel, Joni S. Herman, Lynn C. Hesselbrock, Angela L. Hetzler, Sheri A. Hey, Lucille Hicks, Allyson C. Hildebrand, Willyne Joree Hill, Tobin E. Hill, Margaret M. Hines, Judith A. Hoaglund, Kathleen M. Hoff, Bernadette Hoffman, Tammy Sue Hogue, Lori A. Hollingshead, Mari L. Hoover-McGarry, Colleen W. Hopkins, Ellen F. Hopkins, Judy C. Hornbeck, Jana W. Hough, Mary Ann P. House-Fancher, June B. Howland-Gradman, Mei-Lien Hsu, Domenica Hudson, Judith I. Huffman, Stephanie L. Hughes, Zondra Hull, Jeanne A. Hummer, Stephen Hunt, Kacy R Huntley, Sue Hurst, Linda L. Hutchinson, Joan L. Hutchinson, Anne E. Hysong

Delia B. Ibasco, Aida A. Imperio, Mary A. Ingram, Deborah A. Iulianelli, Timothy R. Jackson, Robin R. Jackson, Angela A. Jackson, Tina L. Jackson, Annamma Jacob, Tina Jacoby, Deborah L. James, Kelly M. James, Richard L. James, Barbara Jany, Violet J. Jaren, Marilyn R. Jay, Sarah Jefferis, Lisa M. Jeffries, Kathleen T. Jenkins, Crystal L. Jenkins, Corinne M. Jenkins, Connie J. Jenkins, Mary K. Jiricka, Fortunata D. Joaquin, Roberta M. Johnson, Susan C. Johnson, Jacqueline J. Johnson, Ryan J. Johnson, Tammy K. Jonas, Deanna Jones, Gerri Ann Jones, Andrew J. Jones, Gary E. Jones, Patricia A. Jordan, Rachel A. Joseph, Patricia M. Juarez, Kim Kagley, Accamma D. Kallel, Sharon D. Kappel, Carol A.J. Kaste, Arceli R. Katigbak, Renee M. Keefe, Beryl E. Keegan, Dale A. Kelleher, Beverly J. Kelley, Stacey A. Kelly, Kathy Kelly, Lori E. Kennedy, Tania E. Kerr, Rebecca L. Keyes, Michele Ann Kilbourne, Kara L. Kimerline, Kathleen J. King, Katherine A. King, Deborah G. Klein, Theresa Lynn Klein, Ruth M. Kleinpell, Ella J. Kliebert, Stephanie A. Knabe, Pamela W. Konrath, Mary Ellen Kopp, Kimberly K. Kort, Michele J. Koss, Tari Kovacs, Mary D. Kracun, Diane M. Krause, Amy K. Kreeger, Stanley A. Kristiansen, Zachary R. Krom, Karen A. Krowl-Denham, Linda S. Kuntupis, Ruth Ann Kuntz, Lynn Kuser-Trader

Barbara S. LaChase, Mary M. Lance-Smith, Susan L. Langan, Lynda S. Lankowski, Joan Larmondin, Paula Anne Lasky, Maureen C Latour, Julie C Lau, Maureen A. Laughlin, Barbara E. Lawrence, Robin M. Lawson, Jennifer L. LeClerc, Kristine M. L’Ecuyer, Jeanne P. Lee, Karen Lee, Christopher S. Lee, Celeste Lynnette Lee, Michelle A. Leitzinger, Jacquelyn C. Leonard, Paula M. Lepler, Daniel J. Licatese, Lynda C. Liles, Linda L. Lillard, Vicki Lindgren, Janet M. Linton, Geneva D. Llewellyn, Erica Lobaugh-Jin, Anne G. Lockhart, Michael S. Loga, Crystal L. Logsdon, Lea Long, Deborah L. Louis, Marie Denise Louis, Melissa A. Lowder, Janet Lowry, Agnes M. Lucero, Leslie K. Luckhurst, Amy L. Luckowski, Naomi L. Lungstrom, Corrine P. Lunt, Clair Lunt, Kathy Garcia Lwin, Dianne L. Mackert, Christina R. MacLean, Laura L. Madden, Janice M. Mahan, Karen E. Malik, Beverly C. Maloney, Michele L. Manning, Paula M. Mantia, Maria Lisa A. Maquiling, Julie A. Marcum, Lily May V. Marifosque, Teresa A. Marino, Clyde Marquis, Larry LaRue Marsh, Nelda K. Martin, Sandra Martinez, Philip R. Martinez, Janette A. Mason, Prentice E. Massey, Sarah S. Masters, Ruth E. Mathews, Amy Marie Maxwell, Carolyn D. Mayer, Angela K. Mayo, Kimberly C. Mays, Karen G. Mazzola, Patricia McArdle, Ashley K. McCabe, Debra J. McCann, Kathleen A. McCarthy, Beth R. McClure, Johanna M. McCoy, Desiree Braun McCue, Elizabeth McCullough, Shari L. McDonald, Trent William Mcdonald, Dorothy L. McDowell, Michael T. McEvoy, Deby S Mcfadyen, Carolyn T. McGee, Susan A. McGrath, Karen E. McKenna, Lori Anne Mckently, Mary G. McKinley, Jean Mckinney, Barbara A. McLean, Diane L. McLean, Polly R. McMullen, Kathryn B. McNamara, Carol J. McPherson

Ann F. Meade, Karen Y. Mealy, Marla A. Meaux, May Medina, Therese M. Mendez, Inocencia G. Mendoza, Carla M. Menge, Marlene Merdes, Cara Y. Merriman, Christine L. Merringer, Arlene N. Messina, Linda T. Meyer, Theresa A. Meyers, Raul G. Meza, Cynthia Mihay, Estrella P. Mijares, George Miller, Jennifer L. Miller, Monica M. Mills, Catrice M. Minjarez, Carol A. Mitchell, Stacy L Mitchell, Terry E. Mitro, Karen Mize, Tonja Mize, Natalie A. Montgomery, Steven Mooney, Bonita L. Moore, Vicki D. Moore, Margery L. Moore, Carol L. Moore, Snow B. Morrison, Johnston S. Morrison, Bettina S. Moxley, Jerianne Mrock, Gayle C. Mueller, Dorothy Mullaney Grizzard, Dorothy J. Murphy, Dianne I. Murphy, Michael D. Murphy, Mary C. Murphy, Jacqueline F. Murphy, Tara Murrell, Diana L. Mustacchio

Raquel P. Narvaez, Lucy M. Ndegwa, Trudy M. Neiderer, Mila G. Neumann, Richard Djamo Ngamo, Win RN Nguyen, Audrey J. Nichols, Christopher J. Nickerson, Bradley Dean Nielsen, Angela M. Nienaber, Theresa Nino, Brian L. Nipper, Cynthia A. Noe, Vivian F. Norman, Vivian H. Nowazek, Linda Nylander-Housholder, Mary I. O’Connor, Colleen M. O’Keefe, Connie Olivetti, Magdalena L. Ongkiko, Beth L. Ormond, Luz M Ortiz, Wycliffe Mogoi Osoro, Prudence M. Osunero-Lanuza, Mary C. Otis, Jean S. Otto, Jennifer L. Overman, Laura Padron, Editha R. Paggao, Editha G. Pammit, Jeanne M. Papa, Barbara Ann Paredes, Sabrina L. Parks Bent, Barbara A. Paskowski, Alison Patterson, Cheryl C. Paul, Troy W. Pearson, Denise D. Peczinka, Cathy M. Pendleton, Norma C. Peralta, Minerva P. Pestano, Kristine J. Peterson, Dorothy R. Phelps, Karla Y. Phelps, Mary R. Philbrick, JoAnne K. Phillips, Amy L. Phillips, Nancy J. Phillips, Shelly R. Phillips, Serena Phromsivarak, Dianne R. Pillow, Jennifer L. Platz, Sharon L. Pletcher, Patricia G. Poole, Barbara B. Pope, Rickey Jason Poplin, Janee Poppinga, Diane L. Porter, Jodie R. Porter, Myra K. Porthouse, Donna M. Post, Nancy J. Powell, John Pozar, Jan C. Preston, Adriele Preval, Tabitha Prewitt, David L. Priester, Kimberly Sue Pringle, Stella M. Procunier, Diana M. Pryer, Jeanne M. Pyonk

Joe Manuel Quintana, Dee Ann M. Radcliffe, Mary R. Radford, Victoria A. Ramik, Andrea M. Ramshur, Janice Ramshur, Carol A. Rauen, Dorothy J. Reardon, Maria Jennelyn P. Redil, Janiece A. Redwine, Martha Reed, Judi Reeves, Patricia Reeves, Marsha Remington, Kenneth J. Rempher, Terri Reyes, Carme Ribera, Catherine P. Rice, Angela M. Rice, Patricia Ann Rice, Denise J. Richard, Barbara Richards, Jacquelyn F. Richards, Irma N. Richardson, Jamie Dawn Riddles, Debra A. Ridling, Lisa A. Riggs, Deborah L. Rimes, Penney M. Rinderknecht, Victoria L. Robinson, Kimberly A. Roden, Anthony Matias Rodriguez, Tenley J. Roeder, Nancy A. Rohde, Brenda S. Rollins, Linda M. Ross, Stephanie A. Ruen, Marcia D. Rufener, Matthew Joseph Ruhe, Kimberly T. Rupp, Rose A. Russell, Heather E. Russell, Andrea M. Russo, Janice Russo, Catherine J. Ryan

Sibyl H. Sadowski, Heidi J. Salisbury, Margery B. Samsel, Myra L. Sanders, Leilani L. Sanders, Roy A. Sanderson, Mary Karen Sands, Debra J. Santisteven, Taylor Santo, Aileen S. Santos, Albert J. Santos, Cheryl L. Sauvie, Edna J. Schambers, Kathleen M. Schatz, Dawn M. Scherer, Jolene Sue Schiller, David Ralph Schmidt, Barbara Ann Schnakenberg, Katherine P. Scholle, M. A. Schommer, Sharon P Schuler, Dee D. Schultz, Nancy E. Schultz-Cannon, Deborah L. Schwartz, Barbara A. Scotchlas, Orlando Scott, Robin Scott, Barbara A. Secrest, Deborah S. Seitz, Linda M. Shain, Anne M. Shakowitz, Barbara Elaine Shanahan, Julie L. Shannon, Maria Theresa Sheehan-Fullo, Merry B. Shepard, Brian Keith Sherman, Traci K. Shortt, Teresa A. Shoultes, Mary L. Shue, Jamie M. Sicard, Christina Marie Siler, Shari L. Simone, Dorothy E. Simpson, Chyral L. Sims, Yvonne B. Singletary, Anita M. Siscoe-Hapshie, Ellen Skelton, Lori-Jayne Slobodnik, Benjamin A. Smallheer, Tiffany N. Smith, Deborah J. Soetenga, Robert R. Solis, Deborah J. Solvay, Elaine R. Sommer, Linda F. Spears, Belinda L. Spencer, Joan M. Spitrey, Cynthia M. Spradlin, Cheryl A. Stacy, Karen Statham Lee, Kathryn C. Steinbrecher, Elaine E. Steinke, Kathleen M. Stephens, Reena N. Stephens, Carol Stephenson, Mary C. Stewart, Christine Stinson, Petronella Stoltz, Barbara M. Stone, Mary E. Straley, Grete C. Straube, Sandra J. Stuart, Mildred M. Swan, Lori L. Swasey, Jennifer A. Sweeney

Jane M. Taber, Aleine C. Talladen, Pamela G. Taylor, Mitchell S. Taylor, Laurie A. Taylor, Jan H. Teal, Suzanne Temple, Michelle Tenn-Hue, Victorine E. Tenya, Daniel R. Terry, Jennifer Ann Thiesen, Kimberly Thomas, Rhonda L. Thomas, Benzy K. Thomas, Tamekia L. Thomas, Greta M. Thomas-Nedd, Cathy J. Thompson, Lucille E. Thompson, Marlena G. Thweatt, Polly Anne Tobin, Marie T. Todd, Total referrals, Michele L. Trachier, Mitzie H. Trammel, Rebecca A. Tully, Jacqueline A. Turcotte, Susan Tyler, Kimberly K. Uddo, Sally A. Urban, Adora A Usudan, Jean L. Uy, Robert Y. Valdez, Marilee J. Van Arsdale, Barbara J. Van Horn, D’Anne D. Vangilder, Cindy Vardeman, Linda Ann Vaughan, Joni R. Vaughn, Heather Versiga, Michael Kent Vickers, Theodore Vineyard, Mary Lee Vitek, Valerie S. Vogeler, Kathleen M. Voss

Gary David Walters, Ruth A. Waltman, Kelly M. Walton, Susan Ward, Arlena F. Washington, Kevin P. Waterman, Lori Dawne Waters, Sharon Elaine Watson, Cheryl L. Watson, Eugenia C. Welch, Tana West, Francine J. Westergaard, Linda L. Weston Kramer, Christine G. Westphal, Howard F. Wetzel, Ruth A. Weyant, Stacia L. Whaley, Susanne C. Wheeler, Kathleen A. Wheeler, Anita J. White, Crystal White, Mary E. White, Sandra Leigh Whitmire, Maryse Whitsett, Shirley A. Wiesman, Jamie L. Wiggins, Bonnie W. Wiggins, Mary Alice Willar, Karen R. Willard, Angela M. Williams, Melanie K. Williamson, Rebecca M. Willis, Karen A. Wilson, Tonya M. Winfrey, Suetta J. Wingard, Margaret Winters, Janice M. Wojcik, Carol J. Wolek, Mary Louise Wolf, Barbara S. Wolfe, Donna F. Wolfrey, Elizabeth Wolfrom, Sarah L. Wooley, Jamie L. Yarberry, Cho Yongae, Jae Ook Yoon, Debra Jo Young, Gloria Siu King Yu, Eden Zabat, Kelly M. Zappolo, Gary T. Zech, Megan Kathleen Zeller.

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Looking Ahead

July 2005

July 1 Deadline to apply for AACN Clinical Inquiry Grant, End-of-Life/Palliative Care Small Projects Grant and Medtronic Physio-Control AACN Small Projects Grant. For more information, visit the AACN Web site; e-mail, research@aacn.org.

July 15 Deadline to nominate yourself or a colleague for an AACN Circle of Excellence Award. To obtain a Circle of Excellence Awards application, call (800) 899-2226 (request Item #1011) or visit the AACN Web site. Chapter awards are also available.

August 2005

Aug. 15 Deadline to apply for ICU Design Citation Award, cosponsored by AACN, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Institute of Architects. For more information, contact Carol Prendergast at cprendergast@sccm.org or (847) 827-6826.

September 2005

Sept. 1 Deadline to submit Research and Creative Solutions Abstracts for NTI 2006 in Anaheim, Calif. The application as well as guidelines and resources are available at www.aacn.org > Research > NTI Abstracts.

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