Expo Media Advisory

May 13, 2016

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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 16-19 in New Orleans. 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: Nearly 8,000 nurses from ICU, CCU, telemetry, patient transport, emergency and other high acuity areas
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 19
WHERE: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans



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 Air Methods and Life Air Rescue/Metro Aviation, as well as ambulances from Acadian, Ochsner Medical Center and the University of Alabama. Attendees can also explore an innovative trailer-based training unit, outfitted with patient simulators in fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft settings, provided by Air Medical Group Holdings.

CPR Throwdown

This interactive educational experience features a CPR Challenge 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 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.


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