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AACN Thrive at NTI: 10 Tips for the Best Experience Will you join us in Denver for this year's National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition? These tips will help you make the most of your experience. Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated is the best way to help your body adjust easily to the higher altitude. Denver's low humidity keeps the air dry, so drink twice as much water as you would at home. Organize your schedule and special events. Create your schedule on NTI Network, and sign up for free special sessions and events, including the Moral Distress Summit and Sunrise Sessions. Explore Denver beyond NTI. Urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure in the Mile High City. Get started at, or ask the locals at the Host Chapter Booth on-site. Maximize your experience with AACN's NTI ActionPak: Plan, Learn, Act. Tools to help you plan, learn and act on your conference education and activities are available on NTI Network and in the Learning Action Journal in the attendee bag. Gear up for fun-filled Nurses' Night Off. Divide your time between the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Visit the zoo first where food concessions will be available. But save room for complimentary desserts at the museum. Purchase wristbands for friends and family for $10 at Registration until 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dress for comfort and temperature changes. Buy a pair or two of comfy shoes. Don't forget to break them in before your trip. Wear layers. Meeting room temperatures often fluctuate. So does Denver's weather, especially in spring. High altitude and sunny days year-round make sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm a must. Plan your meals and snacks. The Participant Map in your attendee bag highlights food options and hours at the convention center. But bring nutritious snacks such as fruit, granola or nuts and bottled water for a midday energy boost. Take advantage of free shuttles. With the Free Mall Ride you'll have easy access to hundreds of restaurants and shops along 16th Street Mall and nearby streets, just two blocks from the convention center. NTI offers shuttle service for official AACN hotels farther than a short walk from the convention center. Pack light and save. Don't carry home your materials from the Critical Care Exposition. Fill a packing box and ship it from the NTI Mail Home Service in the Resource Center. Find more tips at Safe travels. See you in Denver! 27 AACN BOLD VOICES MAY 2014 Sign up for NTI Network and get connected. NTI Network,, offers scheduling tools to plan your experience, network with other attendees and get answers.

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

Another Angle
Pres Note Teaser: What Were We Thinking
Come for the Day. Learn for a Lifetime.
How AACN CSI Academy Changed My Practice
Healthcare Professionals Smoke Less Than General Population
Sleep-Deprived Nurses May Regret Clinical Decisions
Detecting Abuse When Kids Have Fractures
Effective Screening and Counseling for Alcohol Use
Most People Who Need Palliative Care Don’t Receive It
Interruptions Are Dangerous
AACN Community Steps Forward on Early Mobility
Satisfied and Engaged Staff Improve Patient Satisfaction
Involve Nurses When Developing Healthcare Technology
Nurses Concerned About Nursing’s Future
How Does This Year’s Flu Compare to Previous Trends?
Fewer Hospital Opportunities for Nursing Graduates
Excessive Crying as a Preemie, Behavioral Problems Later
Hand Amputees Can Feel Objects With New Prostheses
In Our Journals
Certification Capsules
New Editions of ‘AACN Essentials’ Textbooks
New at NTI 2014: Editorial Consults
Call for Nominations: AACN Board, Nominating Committee
Experience a Wasatch Mountain High This Summer at REACH
Thrive at NTI: 10 Tips for the Best Experience
President’s Note

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