AACN's NTI 2015 Includes Critical Care Exposition

May 13, 2015

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Critical Care Exposition Showcases Latest Equipment, Devices and More

WHAT: The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) hosts its annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) May 18-21 in San Diego. Preconferences are May 17. 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. More than 400 exhibits spanning an area larger than two football fields encompass cutting-edge healthcare equipment, devices, supplies and career opportunities.
 WHO: More than 7,000 nurses from ICU, CCU, Telemetry, Patient Transport, Emergency and other high acuity areas

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20, 2015
9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Thursday, May 21, 2015

 WHERE:  San Diego Convention Center


  • Caring for Patients in Transit
    Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association members demonstrate techniques and equipment that help nurses receive critically ill patients and prepare them for transport. The Transport Nursing area features emergency transport helicopters provided by Mercy Air and Native Air, as well as ambulances from Rady Children’s Hospital and American Medical Response. Attendees can also explore a 38-foot section of a Cessna Citation airplane outfitted for patient transport.  
  • Body Interact
    This immersive touchscreen experience delivers the world’s most advanced 3-D healthcare training platform, offering dozens of clinical case scenarios in a collaborative life-like cloud platform. 
  • CPR Throwdown
    This interactive educational experience features a CPR Challenge contest pitting teams of nurses against the clock. Set in a racing car-themed setting, the CPR Throwdown includes experts from the American Heart Association leading CPR demonstrations and training. 
  • 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. 
  • Exploring 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. 
  • Experiencing the “Front Lines” of Healthcare
    U.S. Army Nurse Recruiters uses a full-size field operating room and field medical unit to show 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.


Visit www.aacn.org/conferences-and-events/nti, or contact AACN Communications Representative Kristie Aylett, APR, kristie.aylett@aacn.org, 228-229-9472 cellphone, www.aacn.org/newsroom

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, California, 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 235 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, CA 92656-4109

Phone: (949) 362-2000
Fax: (949) 362-2020