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President
Christine Schulman, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN-K
Critical Care and Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist
Legacy Health, Portland, OR
President-Elect
Lisa Riggs, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K
System Director, Regulatory Readiness
Saint Luke's Health System
Kansas City, MO
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Michelle Kidd, MS, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care
Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital
Muncie, IN
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Louise Saladino, DNP, MHA, RN, CCRN-K
Director of Nursing Excellence
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Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
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Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
Clinical Nurse Researcher/Associate Professor
University of Washington Medical Center
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Seattle, WA

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Kimberly Curtin,
DNP, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CEN, CNL
Clinical Administrative Director
Thoracic and Orthopaedic Services
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Justin DiLibero,
DNP, RN, CNS, CCRN, ACCNS-AG
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
Nikki Dotson-Lorello, BSN, RN, CCRN, CPTC
Organ Recovery Coordinator
LifeShare Of The Carolinas,
Carolinas Healthcare System
Charlotte, NC
Wendi Froedge, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K
Director, Nursing Strategic Services
Harris Health System, Ben Taub General Hospital
Houston, TX
Deborah Jones, PhD, MS, RN
Associate Professor, Associate Dean
Professional Development and Faculty Affairs
The University of Texas Health Science Center
at Houston School of Nursing
Houston, TX
Mary Beth Flynn Makic,
PhD, RN, CNS, CCNS, CCRN-K, FAAN, FNAP
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Specialty Director, Clinical Nurse Specialist
Program
University of Colorado College of Nursing
Aurora, CO
Rosemary Timmerman,
DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-CSC-CMC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Providence Alaska Medical Center
Anchorage, AK
Beth Wathen, MSN, RN, APRN, CCRN
Clinical Practice Specialist
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
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Dana Woods, MBA

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George Washington University School of Nursing
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St. Vincent's Multispecialty Group
Bridgeport, CT
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CentraCare Heart and Vascular Center
St. Cloud, MN
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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ
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Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA
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Kaiser Permanente Northern California
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bold Voices - December 2017

Another Angle
Pres Note Front Teaser
Masthead
AACN Updates Scope and Standards for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners
NTI 2018: Make Your Case for Attending and Register by December
Certification Holiday Reflections
Certified Nurses Day 2018
The Spirit of Giving: One Certified Nurse’s Contributions
Improving Joy in Work
Invest in Yourself With an AACN Scholarship
Disinfectant Use Associated With COPD in Nurses
The Joint Commission Revises NPSG 7 Requirements
Guidelines: Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Failure
High-Risk Vascular Surgeries and Postoperative Myocardial Infarction
FDA Clears MRI System for Premature Babies
New Assay Can Distinguish Bacterial From Viral Infections
Missions of Mercy
How Hospitals Can Save Without Sacrificing Care
DNA Cancer Screening Shows Potential
Smartphone App May Help Screen for Pancreatic Cancer
Cardiologist-Intensivist Model Improves Outcomes
Social Media: Legal and Ethical Issues
Unused Opioids May Pose Health Hazard
AACN’s Facebook Community Weighs In
Conscientious ‘Nudges’ Can Help Patients and Families
Helping ICU Patients With Spiritual Needs
In Our Journals
Transitions
President’s Note
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Cover1
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Cover2
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Pres Note Front Teaser
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Masthead
Bold Voices - December 2017 - NTI 2018: Make Your Case for Attending and Register by December
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Certified Nurses Day 2018
Bold Voices - December 2017 - The Spirit of Giving: One Certified Nurse’s Contributions
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Invest in Yourself With an AACN Scholarship
Bold Voices - December 2017 - The Joint Commission Revises NPSG 7 Requirements
Bold Voices - December 2017 - High-Risk Vascular Surgeries and Postoperative Myocardial Infarction
Bold Voices - December 2017 - New Assay Can Distinguish Bacterial From Viral Infections
Bold Voices - December 2017 - 12
Bold Voices - December 2017 - 13
Bold Voices - December 2017 - How Hospitals Can Save Without Sacrificing Care
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Smartphone App May Help Screen for Pancreatic Cancer
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Social Media: Legal and Ethical Issues
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Unused Opioids May Pose Health Hazard
Bold Voices - December 2017 - 18
Bold Voices - December 2017 - 19
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Transitions
Bold Voices - December 2017 - 21
Bold Voices - December 2017 - President’s Note
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Cover3
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Cover4
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