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AACN Design an NTI Just for You Our return on investment toolkit will guide you to design a program that supports your role, priority educational needs or hospital-wide or unit improvement initiatives at this year’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI), which takes place in Boston, May 18-23. Leading experts will present more than 300 high-quality learning opportunities to positively impact your nursing practice. Some of this year’s hot topics: Patient Safety Summit, a daylong May 22 program in collaboration with the National Patient Safety Foundation, features national solution-focused experts on alarm fatigue, drug shortages, electronic health records and infusion systems. New International Guidelines for Sepsis Care: Implications for Critical Care Nursing presents an overview of new recommendations for sepsis treatment. Managing Vasoactive and Positive Inotropic Infusions provides an in-depth review of commonly used hemodynamic medications. Antibiotics and MDROs – Update 2013 describes the pathophysiology of resistance in common pathogens and the appropriate use of antibiotic therapy. Transformational Leadership at the Bedside: DARE TO ... Improve Quality via Innovation and Evidence-based Practice describes how one facility’s shared governance system engaged the bedside nurse. Using Evidence to Develop Procedures for Pediatric Acute and Critical Care guides the learner through developing an evidence-based pediatric procedure. Attending May 22’s Patient Safety Summit is just one way to experience a customized NTI based on your learning and professional needs. At the Critical Care Exposition, view the latest tele-ICU equipment on the Tele-ICU Stage (booth #2705), or visit the Pediatric Learning Center for ExpoEd presentations by Children’s Hospital Boston (booths #1141 and #1241). SuperSessions, the Distinguished Research Lecture featuring Dr. Nancy M. Albert and the May 22 NTI premiere of “NURSES: If Florence Could See Us Now” round out a week of education, inspiration and renewal. Ready to register? Visit To qualify for an early-bird discounted rate for the main conference, completed registration — with payment — must be received in the AACN office or postmarked on or before April 4. AACN BOLD VOICES MARCH 2013 5

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bold Voices - March 2013

Front/Digital Edition Viewing Guide
Another Angle
Design an NTI Just for You
New Guidelines Set Practice Framework for Tele-ICU NursingPractice
New Methods Increase Speed of Sepsis Diagnosis
High Blood Pressure Can Injure the Brain of Young Adults
Recurrent Hypoglycemia May Not Impair Long-Term Development of Preterm Infants
Superstorm Sandy Hospital Evacuation Decisions Questioned
New STEMI Guidelines Focus on Symptom Recognition, Ease of Use
Early Communication About Resuscitation Improves EOL Quality
Vote Now for AACN Board, Nominating Committee Members
Simple Measures Reduce Pneumonia
Fresh Blood in the ICU
Meeting Veterans’ Healthcare Needs
In Our Journals
Checklists May Reduce Venous Thromboembolism
Certification Capsules
Chapter Leadership Workshop @NTI 2013
Wear Your NTI Pride on May 20
Dare To

Bold Voices - March 2013