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AACN AACN Clinical Priorities 2014: Clinical Topics for Bedside Clinicians You can still make it to Las Vegas by April 15, and attend this conference specifically for bedside clinicians. A larm management, healthy work environments, ethics and preventing healthcare-associated infections will be among the topics featured at this month's AACN Clinical Priorities 2014 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The conference - which takes place April 15-17 - is designed for nurses who care for high acuity and critically ill patients in any type of adult unit, including intensive care, progressive care, stepdown or trauma. It is an ideal educational experience for staff nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse managers, transport nurses and educators. 6 NTI Network: Connect Online to Plan Your Week W ith the tools available at NTI Network, the online community for attendees, you'll get a head start planning your week and networking with others also going to Denver. You'll receive an email invitation to join NTI Network after you register for the conference. Learn more at AACN Clinical Priorities 2014 offers up to 22.0 CNEs, providing the excellence of AACN's premier educational programs for those who prefer a more intimate conference experience. The program includes in-depth, full-day clinical sessions on neuro/trauma/stroke, sepsis, cardiovascular and common clinical disorders in high acuity patients. To learn more and register for the conference, visit Step Forward! Vote in AACN's Election 2014 T here's still time to cast your vote for the FY2015-17 AACN Board of Directors and FY2015 Nominating Committee. Voting ends Monday, April 21, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Initiatives driven by our AACN community significantly impact the nursing profession, especially acute and critical care. Step Forward and have a voice in who will drive those decisions by executing your right - and responsibility - to vote. A response from at least 5 percent of eligible voters is required for a valid election. Complete candidate profiles are available at www., where you can vote or indicate your desire to abstain. For questions about the election process, contact Melinda Messenger-Stout, AACN's volunteer program specialist, at 1-800-394-5995, ext. 331, or volunteers@ Looking ahead: You can now submit your nominations for the FY2016-18 Board of Directors and FY2016 Nominating Committee. Visit for information. Nominations will close May 31. Without your vote our AACN community's voice will become a whisper.

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