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The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is the world’s largest specialty nursing organization. AACN is committed to a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and families where acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution. Board of Directors President Mary Stahl, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CCNS-CMC, CCRN Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical Cardiology Mid America Heart Institute Saint Luke’s Hospital Kansas City, Mo. President-elect Kathryn E. Roberts, RN, MSN, CNS, CCRN, CCNS Clinical Nurse Specialist Pediatric Intensive Care Unit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pa. Secretary Maureen Seckel, RN, MSN, APN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, CCRN Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical Pulmonary Critical Care Christiana Care Health System Newark, Del. Treasurer Teri Lynn Kiss, RN, MS, MSSW, CCRN Director, Medical Unit-2South Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Alaska Directors Mary Bylone, RN, MSM, CNML Interim Vice President Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Ofﬁcer The William W. Backus Hospital Norwich, Conn. Linda Harrington, RN, PhD, CNS, CPHQ, CENP, CPHIMS Vice President and Regional Chief Nursing Informatics Ofﬁcer Catholic Health Initiatives Englewood, Colo. Melissa Hutchinson, RN, MN, CCNS, CCRN, CWCN Clinical Nurse Specialist, MICU/CCU VA Puget Sound Health Care System Seattle, Wash. Sheryl Leary, RN, MS, CCRN, CCNS, PCCN Clinical Nurse Specialist VA San Diego Healthcare System San Diego, Calif. Karen McQuillan, RN, MS, CNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN Clinical Nurse Specialist R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore, Md. Linda Martinez, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC-CMC Clinical Nurse Specialist Presbyterian Heart Group Albuquerque, N.M. Pamela Popplewell, RN, MSN, CCRN, ANP-BC Director of Nursing, Surgery VA Puget Sound Health Care System Seattle, Wash. Karen Stutzer, RN, MS, CCRN, APN-C Executive Director Nursing Practice and Critical Care Services Chilton Memorial Hospital Pompton Plains, N.J. Clareen Wiencek, RN, PhD, ACHPN, ACNP Nurse Manager Thomas Palliative Care Unit Massey Cancer Center Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Richmond, Va. Chief Executive Ofﬁcer Wanda L. Johanson, RN, MN
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AACN Certiﬁcation Corporation, the credentialing arm of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, maintains professional practice excellence through certiﬁcation and certiﬁcation renewal of nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families. AACN Certiﬁcation Corporation develops and administers the CCRN, PCCN, CCRN-E, CCNS and ACNPC specialty exams in acute, progressive and critical care; CMC and CSC subspecialty exams in cardiac medicine and surgery; and, in partnership with the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the CNML exam for nurse managers and leaders.
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Board of Directors Chair Damon Cottrell, RN, DNP, CCRN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, CEN Supervisor St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Lewiston, Maine Chair-elect Pamela Bolton, RN, MS, CCRN, CCNS, PCCN, ACNPC Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio Secretary/Treasurer Mary Frances Pate, RN, DSN, CNS Associate Professor School of Nursing University of Portland Portland, Ore. Directors Diane Byrum, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, FCCM Clinical Nurse Specialist Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville Huntersville, N.C. Linda Harrington, RN, PhD, CNS, CPHQ, CENP, CPHIMS Vice President and Regional Chief Nursing Informatics Ofﬁcer Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, Colo. Karen S. Kesten, RN, DNP, APRN, CCRN, PCCN, CCNS Assistant Professor and Program Director Georgetown School of Nursing and Health Studies Washington, D.C. Sheryl Leary, RN, MS, CCRN, CCNS, PCCN Clinical Nurse Specialist VA San Diego Healthcare System San Diego, Calif. Susan Nelmark, RN, MA, CNML Nurse Manager Essentia Health/St. Mary’s Medical Center Duluth, Minn. Consumer Representative Myra Christopher Kathleen M. Foley Chair for Pain and Palliative Care Center for Practical Bioethics Kansas City, Mo.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bold Voices - April 2012
Front/Digital Edition Viewing Guide
Make Your Case to Attend NTI
NTI 2012: Countless Opportunities for Professional and Personal Growth
AACN's 2012 Research
AACP Benchmark Study
FDA Approves Stent
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Statins May Help
Prevention of Aspiration
In Our Journals
Evidence-Based Practice Scholarships
There's Still Time to Vote
Have Fun at NTI
From the President
Bold Voices - April 2012