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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter-AACN and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses welcome you to the TRENDS Web site. Over more than 30 years, TRENDS in Critical Care Nursing has become the signature regional clinical conference for critical care, trauma and cardiovascular nurses. Please save the Fall 2014 dates so you can expand your professional education and network with colleagues.

TRENDS In Critical Care Nursing

TRENDS in Critical Care Nursing 2014
September 30 - October 3

Valley Forge Casino Resort
King of Prussia, PA
Valley Forge Casino Resort

Conference Brochure

Online Registration

  • Registration available on-site only after 6 PM EST, September 26, 2014.

Join us for Fall Trends in Critical Care Nursing where you will meet nurses from around the country who share your expertise and commitment. You will hear from expert national and local speakers who will bring you the most up-to-date information in caring for patients experiencing life threatening illness. Sponsored by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter — AACN and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Fall Trends features:

  • 95 sessions featuring timely topics in high acuity and critical care nursing
  • Special tracks on High Acuity Med-Surg Nursing (suitable for Progressive Care) and Advanced Practice/Nurse Practitioner Pharmacology
  • New Pre-conference Workshop on Monday, September 29 "The Pulse of Evidence Based Practice & Research in Nursing"
  • Monday evening session "Code Blue: Why We Do the Things We Do!" supported by Virtua and presented by Donna Barto and Leslie Foran-Lee
  • Tuesday Plenary session "Alarm Fatigue and Compliance with the Joint Commissions NPSG 06.01.01" supported by Masimo and presented by Michael Becker, RN, PHD
  • Wednesday Plenary session "The Affordable Care Act and Its Effect on the Future of Nursing" featuring Charles Kunkle
  • AACN President-elect Karen McQuillan will present the President’s Theme Address "Focus the Flame" at Thursday's Plenary Session
  • Friday Plenary session supported by Drexel University and presented by Al Rundio “Saving Lives: Understanding the Clinical Face of Substance Abuse”
  • Tuesday night Exhibit Hall Opening Reception, followed by the Evening session "Drowning In the Waterless Flood of Infection: Treatments and Consequences" presented by Andrew Greenway
  • Enjoy dinner, a fun presentation and an evening of networking featuring Deb Gauldin presenting “What Would Florence Nightingale Do? A Humorous Look at Florence Nightingale and her Relevance Today”
  • Expert national and local speakers including AACN President-elect, Karen McQuillan, RN, MSN CNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN, FAAN; Rose Shaffer, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN; Henry Geiter, Jr., RN, CCRN-CMC, TNCC; Kathryn Von Rueden, MS, RN, CNS-BC, FCCM; Cindy Blank-Reid, MSN, RN, CEN; Janice Delgiorno, MSN, CCRN, ACNP-BC; Charles Kunkle, MSN, RN, CEN, CCRN, BC-NA; Donna Barto, DNP, MA; JoAnne Phillips, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS; Deb Gauldin, RN; Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, DPNAP; Linda Bucher, PhD, RN, CEN, CNE; Michael Becker, RN, PhD.
  • National certification exams on-site: Paper and pencil administration of the adult, pediatric and neonatal CCRN® and CCRN-E®, adult PCCN®, cardiac subspecialty exams — CMC® Cardiac Medicine Certification, CSC® Cardiac Surgery Certification and the new CCRN-K® — plus CNML exam will be offered on-site. Selected certification review sessions will be offered throughout the conference.

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Pre-conference Workshop
"The Pulse of Evidence Based Practice & Research in Nursing"

Pre-conference
Workshop

Monday, September 29

Valley Forge Casino Resort
King of Prussia, PA
Valley Forge Casino Resort

Conference Schedule

7:15 am – 9:00 am Attendee Registration
7:45 am – 8:00 am Opening Remarks
8:00 am – 9:15 am Where Is the Evidence: Asking the Right Questions — Maureen Seckel
9:15 am – 10:30 am Managing Transitions: How Should the Evidence Guide Our Practice? — Kathleen McCauley
10:30 am – 11:00 am Refreshments, Networking and Exhibits
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Podium Presentations
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Luncheon, Networking, Posters and Exhibits
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Improving Processes at the Front Line: You Can (and Must) Do It! — JoAnne Phillips
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Is It Research or Quality Improvement? — Adit Rao
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Writing for Publication — Denise Hayes — Supported by Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ovid Technologies

Note: Pennsylvania and New Jersey Nurses now require 30 contact hours of mandatory continuing education every two years for relicensure.

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Take The Certification Exam On-site

QUESTIONS? Call 800-899-2226 or Email: certification@aacn.org

  • Exam Date — Friday, October 3 from 8:30 am – 12 pm
  • Registration Deadline — Friday, September 5

Paper and pencil administration of the adult, pediatric and neonatal CCRN® and CCRN-E, adult PCCN®, cardiac subspecialty exams — CMC® Cardiac Medicine Certification, CSC® Cardiac Surgery Certification and the new CCRN-K — plus CNML exam will be offered on-site. Pre-registration is required for all exams using the special 3-page Trends Exam Application. Seating is limited. Visit www.certcorp.org to download the special Trends Exam Applications. Special TRENDS exam applications, including those for CNML exams at TRENDS, may be obtained by sending an e-mail to certification@aacn.org. Please specify that you wish to obtain a special TRENDS exam application AND which exam you are interested in. The Trends exam application with full payment of exam fees must reach AACN Certification Corporation by the registration deadline: September 5, 2014.

Registration: Exam registration and payment are separate from the conference and must be sent to AACN Certification Corporation.

Order session CDs online from the 2013 TRENDS in Critical Care Nursing conference.

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SEPA TRENDS Coordinator
SePA
Southeastern PA Chapter - AACN
sepaaacn@verizon.net
Monika Cornelius, CMP
Meetings Project Manager
AACN
800.394.5995 ext. 239
TRENDS@aacn.org