Critical Care Expo Features Hundreds of Exhibitors

May 18, 2017

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NTI’s Critical Care Exposition will showcase latest healthcare equipment, new medical technology, career opportunities, and more

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) hosts its annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) May 22-25 in Houston. 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. Hundreds of exhibits covering over 300,000 square feet will showcase cutting-edge healthcare equipment, the latest medical devices, supplies and career opportunities.

More than 6,000 nurses from ICU, CCU, telemetry, patient transport, emergency and other high-acuity areas

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 25

George R. Brown Convention Center (halls B-C-D-E), Houston

Selected Exhibits

Caring for Patients in Transit
Sponsored by the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association, the Transport Nursing area features an emergency transport helicopter provided by Houston’s PHI Air Medical and an ambulance from Harris County Emergency Corps. Attendees can also explore a patient simulation trailer outfitted for fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft settings.

Interactive Digital Learning
Body Interact brings its game-based learning tool to NTI, with 100+ real-life clinical scenarios that combine dynamic simulation and problem-based, hands-on instruction.

Animal-Assisted Therapy
Texas-based nonprofit Therapet Animal Assistance goes beyond visitation to incorporate live assistance animals into goal-directed treatment sessions, including helping to improve patients’ range of motion, strength and endurance, balance and mobility, and sensation. 

Electronic Health Records Learning Center
Leaders from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will demonstrate the latest innovations in health IT, informatics and electronic health records.

Remote Care in Tele-ICUs
Experts will be on hand to show attendees through a working tele-ICU station. Remote monitoring of critically ill patients enables hospitals to increase patient safety and expand nursing staff capabilities.

The “Front Lines” of Healthcare
U.S. Army Nurse Recruiters uses a full-size field operating room and field medical unit to simulate the challenges faced on the battlefield or during a disaster. Attendees can watch as U.S. Army physicians, nurses and medics demonstrate lifesaving surgical techniques used in the field.

For more information or to request media credentials
Visit, or contact AACN Communications Representative Kristie Aylett, APR,, mobile 228-229-9472.