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AACN Early-Bird Registration Ends April 3 Early-bird pricing means you'll have more money to spend in Denver. 20 AACN's National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI), the premier conference for high acuity and critical care nurses, celebrates 41 years at the forefront of critical care nursing, Saturday, May 17 through Thursday, May 22, in Denver. NTI offers incredible value and a vast choice of educational opportunities through more than 300 sessions and 400 exhibitors at the Critical Care Exposition. If learning more about moral distress and finding solutions for your institution is a priority, attend the NTI Summit - Moral Distress Isn't Going Away: Confronting Reality. Moral distress continually challenges clinicians. It's becoming part of our new normal, and experts confirm it's not going away. The half-day summit on Wednesday, May 21, will use facilitated conversations and deep audience interaction with experts to explore the inevitability of moral distress, its impact on three common clinical challenges and personal solutions for addressing it. Register for NTI at NTI earlybird pricing ends April 3. Hotel rooms can be reserved through the AACN Housing Bureau at hotels. Registration for the NTI Summit on moral distress and the Sunrise Sessions is handled via our online reservation system. Visit to reserve your seat. Vote Now! S tep Forward and vote in Election 2014. Cast your vote for the FY2015-17 AACN Board of Directors and the 2015 Nominating Committee at www.aacn. org/election. A response from at least 5 percent of eligible voters is needed for a valid election. Voting ends Monday, April 21, at 11:59 p.m. ET. See page 6 for more information. Attend the Chapter Leadership Development Workshop at NTI 2014 C hapters will benefit in many ways by attending the Chapter Leadership Development Workshop (LDW) at NTI 2014. Here are the top five benefits identified by last year's participants: * * * * * Engaging members Networking Sharing best practices Tools/resources Leadership Nearly half of all LDW participants have attended LDW more than once, proving the value of this chapter-focused workshop. Participants rated their overall satisfaction with the 2013 workshop as "extremely satisfied." Next to the Circle of This year's special Excellence for Chapters awards panel will focus on presentation during LDW, the highest-rated portion of the communication workshop was the sharing accountability and of best practices by Circle of Excellence award recipients planning. during the chapter panel discussion. There will be a chapter panel discussion again this year, focused on communication accountability and planning. Skilled communication is one of AACN's Standards for a Healthy Work Environment, www.aacn. org/hwe. And, this year all participants will be able to attend both breakout sessions - another request from past attendees. You won't want to miss this year's Chapter LDW. Each AACN chapter that attends will automatically receive a one-time $435 grant to help defray attendance costs. Discuss the workshop at your next chapter meeting and decide who will attend. Register for LDW (class code PC127) when you register for NTI at There is no limit to the number of additional chapter leaders or members who may participate for $85 each. Contact your chapter advisor or with any questions.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bold Voices - April 2014

Another Angle
President’s Note (Teaser)
NTI2014: You Have to Come! An Unmatched Experience in the Mile High City
AACN Clinical Priorities 2014: Clinical Topics for Bedside Clinicians
NTI Network: Connect Online to Plan Your Week
Step Forward! Vote in AACN’s Election 2014
You May Inherit Atherosclerosis From Your Mummy
Pain, Agitation, Delirium Guidelines Expand Nurses’ Toolkit
Pediatric Flu Deaths Still a Concern, Expanded Vaccinations Advised
Are Senior-Specific EDs Worth the Investment?
‘Stop Sepsis’ Program Reduces Mortality Rate 40 Percent
Better Relationships Between Nurses, Cleaning Staff Can Improve Patient Care
Patient Outcomes Improve With Surgeon-Led Mortality Reviews
Reducing Cross-Contamination from Healthcare Personnel Attire
New Biomarker Could Improve Outlook in Esophageal Cancer
Long-Term Survival of Kids After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Tight Glycemic Control Could Shorten Children’s Hospital Stay
Web-based Patient Portals Improve Self-Management
In Our Journals
Nurse-Patient Communication Enhanced in AACN CSI Academy Projects
Link Between Shingles and Stroke Risk?
In Utero Exposure to Dyslipidemia Heightens High LDL Risk in Offspring
Palliative Care: Conversations Matter
Improving Communication About Chronic Critical Illness
Certification Capsules
April 16: National Healthcare Decisions Day
New Editorial Consults, Other Publishing Events at NTI 2014
AACN Scholarships for August EBP, Research Methods Institutes
Early-Bird Registration Ends April 3
Attend the Chapter Leadership Development Workshop at NTI 2014
Vote Now!
‘I Am a Critical Care Nurse’
President’s Note

Bold Voices - April 2014