NTI’s Critical Care Exposition in Houston will feature 250+ exhibitors with 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 16-18 in Houston, with preconferences May 15. 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 200,000 square feet will showcase cutting-edge healthcare equipment, the latest medical devices and supplies, and career opportunities. Exhibitors are based in the greater Houston area and other parts of Texas, as well as throughout the United States and the world.|
||More than 3,000 nurses from ICU, CCU, telemetry, long-term acute care, patient transport, emergency and other high-acuity areas|
||10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 18|
||George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston. The Expo will fill Halls A, B and C, with other NTI activities in Halls D and E.|
SELECTED EXHIBITS (More than 270 total)
NTI continues to expand its popular ExpoEd program with Learning Centers offering in-booth educational sessions, including the addition of an ICU Simulation Center and an area devoted to Healthy Work Environments. Other learning centers focus on long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs), pediatric nursing and teleICU.
Sponsored by the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association, the Transport Nursing learning center features two emergency transport helicopters provided by Houston’s PHI Air Medical and Leonardo Helicopter Co., plus a critical care ambulance from Texas Children’s Hospital with its Kangaroo Crew staffing the display.
Critical Care Challenge
During this clinical competition, teams of nurses use their clinical knowledge, psychomotor skills and teamwork to provide care for a simulated patient. The scenarios test each team’s patient assessment, critical decision-making, clinical knowledge and teamwork.
Therapet provides patients and their families with animal-assisted care, plus a healthy diversion and social interaction. Several therapy dogs from the greater Houston area will be on-site with their trainers.
Healthcare and medical device companies, including sector leaders and startups, bring interactive demonstrations of the newest equipment, devices and technology to the showroom floor. New products, equipment and devices will be displayed and demonstrated.