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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Brings National Nursing Conference to Denver

Companies mentioned in this article: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerging trends in patient care combine with advances in healthcare technology as thousands of nurses who care for high acuity and critically ill patients convene later this month in Denver.

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) hosts its annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI), Saturday, May 17, through Thursday, May 22. Most of the 300-plus sessions will take place in downtown Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.

AACN expects attendance to top 6,000 nurses and include many at the forefront of research, academia, staff development and management.

NTI, the world's largest conference for nurses who care for high acuity and critically ill patients, includes the Critical Care Exposition, the largest and most comprehensive trade show specifically for acute and critical care nurses. Spread over 200,000 square feet will be 350 exhibits that encompass cutting-edge healthcare equipment, devices, supplies and career opportunities.

Conference sessions represent the best clinical education reflecting today's diverse critical care environments. Topics include the following:

    --  Understanding the benefits and risks of healthcare technology, including
        tele-ICUs, simulation training and monitoring alarms
    --  Eliminating healthcare-associated infections and medical errors
    --  Improving patient outcomes and financial savings with nurse-led
        innovations

NTI offers numerous sessions specifically for clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses, addressing leadership role development, public policy, healthcare reform, clinical systems and pharmacology.

On Wednesday afternoon May 21, this year's NTI Summit will explore the inevitability of moral distress, its impact on three common clinical challenges -- bullying, workarounds and disasters -- and personal solutions for addressing it.

Complete NTI 2014 conference information is available online at www.aacn.org/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. www.aacn.org; facebook.com/aacnface; twitter.com/aacnme

SOURCE American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)