Burnout and nurse resilience at forefront of healthcare summit
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses holds summit on nurse burnout and resilience May 20 during its National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, San Diego
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — May 7, 2015 — Healthcare leaders from around the country will address the challenges presented by nurse burnout and explore solutions, as part of a national conference in San Diego later this month.
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) presents “Burned Out or Fired Up: The Choice Is Yours,” a half-day interactive summit, Wednesday, May 20, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center.
Research shows that nurses in critical care are at increased risk for burnout due to factors such as work complexity, time and outcome demands, expectations from patients and families as well as ethical challenges and a host of other issues. Understanding the impact of these factors on one’s personal and professional lives creates the opportunity for solutions and resilience.
“Compassion fatigue and nurse burnout have individual and institutional consequences that cannot be ignored. Together, we must improve nurses’ ability to adapt and overcome,” said Vicki Good, RN, MSN, CENP, CPPS, administrative director of patient safety for CoxHealth in Springfield, Missouri, and a past AACN national president.
A nationally recognized expert on patient safety, Good will moderate the summit, which will be held in conjunction with AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI), an annual event and the world’s largest educational conference and trade show for nurses who care for high acuity and critically ill patients and their families. This year’s conference will be held May 18-21.
The NTI Summit will begin with a discussion about the prevalence of burnout in the critical care setting and how it impacts nurses.
Throughout the interactive session, a diverse group of panelists will engage the audience in an exploration of these topics and share individual and organizational solutions that minimize burnout and drive resilience. Panelists are:
- Mary Bylone, RN, MSM, CNML, regional vice president, patient care services, Hartford Healthcare, Hartford, Connecticut
- Dorrie K. Fontaine, RN, PhD, FAAN, dean and Sadie Heath Cabaniss professor of nursing, School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Richmond
- Meredith Huffines, RN, BSN, MS, nurse educator and senior clinical nurse II, surgical intensive care unit, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore
- Meredith Mealer, RN, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora
- Curtis N. Sessler, MD, FCCP, president of the American College of Chest Physicians and medical director of critical care at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System, Richmond.
Over the past several years, AACN has been at the forefront of addressing burnout, compassion fatigue and other issues through its scientific and clinical journals and professional development programs.
Those planning to attend the NTI Summit must first register for NTI. Special one-day registration fees — $210 for AACN members and $260 for nonmembers — make attending for the day easy for local health professionals.
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
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109
Phone: (949) 362-2000
Fax: (949) 362-2020