AACN News: Critical Care Nurses to Gather in Orlando

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Kristie Aylett
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Advances in patient care combine with newest healthcare technology at Orlando nursing conference, hosted by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Thousands of acute and critical care nurses expected at AACN National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition May 19-24

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — May 15, 2012 — Emerging trends in patient care combine with advances in healthcare technology as thousands of nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients gather in Orlando, Fla.

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) hosts its annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) Saturday, May 19, through Thursday, May 24. Most of the 300-plus sessions take place at the Orange County Convention Center with the Peabody Orlando and Rosen Centre also hosting official events.

AACN expects attendance to top 6,000 nurses and include many at the forefront of research, academia, staff development and management.

NTI, the world’s largest conference for nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients, includes the Critical Care Exposition, the largest and most comprehensive trade show specifically for acute and critical care nurses. Spread over 200,000 square feet will be more than 350 exhibits that encompass cutting-edge healthcare equipment, devices, supplies and pharmaceuticals.

AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition offers more than 300 sessions about best healthcare practices, now and in the future. Topics include the following:

  • Benefits and risks of healthcare technology, including tele-ICUs, simulation training and monitoring alarms.
  • Eliminating healthcare-associated infections and medical errors.
  • Managing medications for critically ill patients.
  • Involving the family in patient care.
  • Responding to disasters in the local community and across the globe.
  • Providing palliative care for dying patients.

AACN posted the 2012 NTI conference brochure with all sessions selected for presentation in Orlando to www.aacn.org/nti.


About the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition: Established in 1974, AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) represents the world’s largest educational conference and trade show for nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families. Bedside nurses, nurse educators, nurse managers, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners attend NTI.

About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN joins together the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses and claims more than 240 chapters worldwide. The organization’s vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, Calif. 92656-4109;
Phone: (949) 362-2000; Fax: (949) 362-2020; www.aacn.org; facebook.com/aacnface; twitter.com/aacnme

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