NTI Conference Info

If ever a SuperSession could bring a crowd to tears and then jolt them back into fits of laughter, Wednesday’s SuperSession was it. AACN President Lisa Riggs delivered an emotional…

  • Turn Weeds Into Wishes
  • Yesterday’s Chapter Presidents Luncheon not only taught attendees how to recognize and manage burnout, but also how to cure a much deadlier disease: adultitis.

  • Be Like Gumby: Use Emotional Intelligence to Come Back to Your ‘True Form’
  • Burnout is a hot-button topic in healthcare because of ongoing issues in hospital and health system work environments. “When we use a term like burnout, it almost blames the victim,…

  • The Rise and Fall of Thermoregulation
  • Each of us possesses a complex system of thermoregulation mechanisms that helps maintain a normal core body temperature. However, keeping temperature in check is easier said than done, especially for…

  • Delirium in Older Adults: Identify It, Prevent It, Treat It
  • Delirium is a complex condition that affects up to 80% of critically ill older adults. With varying presentations and multiple causes, this acute disorder requires early nursing care. “Understanding the…

  • Nurses Put on Critical Thinking Caps and ‘Dig a Little Deeper’
  • Critical thinking is a crucial skill to have in determining appropriate treatment strategies for patients.     On Wednesday, Cheryl D. Herrmann, cardiac clinical nurse specialist, UnityPoint Health, Peoria, Illinois, challenged…

  • NTI 2020: Indianapolis Beckons
  • Mark it on your calendar now, as the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) heads to a new location in 2020 — Indianapolis; Sunday, May 3, through Thursday,…

  • Design Your Perfect Day
  • “Every day in the ICU is magical; am I right?” Emcee Jon Holmer opened Tuesday’s SuperSession with a fluid dance from perfect patient to perfect procedure and back to perfect…

  • Incubating Bold Nurse Staffing Innovations
  • We all know that appropriate staffing is one of critical care nurses’ biggest concerns. We know that if we had time away from the bedside to collaborate, we could probably…

  • Ketamine Finds a Home Again — in Critical Care
  • Despite its varied and controversial history, ketamine is finding its way into the critical care setting as an alternative to traditional sedatives — with many advantages. “Ketamine is an old…

  • Life After Death
  • More than 115,000 people are on the national waiting list for an organ transplant. Approximately 22 patients die every day waiting for a lifesaving transplant. The scarcity of organ donors…

  • Reduce PICS Burden With ICU Diaries and Peer Support
  • Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) consists of the mental health, and physical and cognitive impairments patients can experience in the months to years after critical illness. Therefore, mitigating PICS is essential…

  • 2019 API Program Planning Committee
  • We introduce and heartily thank the members of this year’s API committee for the collaboration, dedication and vast experience they brought to planning this year’s program.

  • Raising Awareness About Transgender Care
  • Transgender care is a topic that is often misunderstood in the medical community, mostly due to lack of knowledge and training. How can we ensure these patients are receiving the…

  • 2019 Circle of Excellence Award Recipients
  • AACN honored 14 outstanding caregivers with 2019 AACN Circle of Excellence awards at a ceremony during Tuesday’s SuperSession. Honorees were presented with the coveted award for achieving excellent outcomes in…

  • Nurses’ Night Off
  • Party with us at Universal Studios Florida™ tonight from 7:30-11 p.m . We’ve reserved the entire theme park just for you! Go behind the scenes, beyond the screen, and jump…

  • It’s Time to Take Your Next Step
  • Fifty years of AACN … it’s hard to believe we’ve come this far in what seems like no time at all. But emcee Jon Holmer’s personal choreography of music through…

  • Network With Colleagues at Tuesday’s API Reception
  • The API Reception, a popular event for Advanced Practice Institute attendees, will be held Tuesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., ­­­­in the OCCC, D1 Lobby. Socialize with your colleagues, while you…

  • What Matters Most in Pediatric Outcomes?
  • Yesterday’s events included AACN’s 37th annual Distinguished Research Lecture. This year, the spotlight shined on Patricia A. Hickey, vice president and associate chief nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital.

  • Treat the Patient, Not the Monitor
  • Many patients who come to the ICU are in shock upon arrival. Critical care nurses play a vital role in keeping these patients stable.