Media Advisory: AACN’s National Teaching Institute

Best practices in patient care, advances in treatment protocols, newest healthcare technology among the issues at Boston nursing conference, hosted by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses


Thousands of nurses who care for high acuity and critically ill patients and their families gather May 18-23 in Boston, when the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) hosts its annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI).

In addition to emerging trends in patient care, NTI sessions focus on evidence-based best practices, advances in technology and other issues facing those in healthcare.


More than 7,000 nurses from intensive and critical care units, telemetry, patient transport, emergency and other high acuity areas


Saturday, May 18 – Thursday, May 23, 2013


Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Selected Sessions

  • HAI Prevention/Elimination 2013 National Awards: How Did They Do It
    Monday, May 20, 12:30 p.m.
  • Parallel Paths to Improve Heart Failure Behavioral Outcomes: Evidence Matters
    (Distinguished Research Lecture)
    Monday, May 20, 2:15 p.m.
  • Using Nanotechnology in Nursing and Medicine: It’s a Small World After All
    Monday, May 20, 4 p.m.
  • How Does Current Emphasis on Outcomes Data Impact Care at the Bedside?
    Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 a.m.
    (repeats Tuesday, May 21, 11:45 a.m.)
  • New International Guidelines for Sepsis Care: Implications for Critical Care Nursing
    Tuesday, May 21, 3:30 p.m.
  • Critical Care Studies You Should Know About
    Tuesday, May 21, 3:30 p.m.
    (repeats Wednesday, May 22, 8 a.m.)
  • Death by Poison: 101 Bizarre Ways to Go
    Wednesday, May 22, 8 a.m.
    (repeats Wednesday, May 22, 1:15 p.m.)
  • The Elephant in the Room: A Culture of Disrespect
    (Patient Safety Summit keynote with Lucian Leape, MD)
    Wednesday, May 22, 10:15 a.m. (advance registration required)

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