District news.District 1 News
As conference planner for the 4th Annual Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA) District One Evidence-Based Program, it is my great pleasure to invite you to this year's event. The conference will be held Wednesday, July 30, in Memphis, Tenn., at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave.
District 1 has a continued goal of offering nurses high quality evidence-based education at an affordable price. A portion of the proceeds from this year's program will go to raise funds for nursing scholarships, support the TNA Building Fund and provide for general operations.
We are fortunate to have two national experts joining us this year. Dr. Christopher A Morrison, MD, FACHM, CWS, FCCWS, is the Director of the Nautilus Health Group, Tierra Verde, Florida Tierra Verde is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,574 at the 2000 census. Located at end of Tierra Verde, is Fort De Soto (Pinellas) County Park. . A nationally recognized speaker and educator on the subjects of wound care and hyperbaric medicine, Dr. Morrison is triple board-certified: American Board of Family Practice; American Board of Preventive Medicine, Subspecialty Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine; and Diplomat (UHM), American Academy of Wound Management, Certified Wound Specialist (CWS). In addition, Dr. Morrison has been designated a Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association. A dynamic and knowledgeable speaker in advanced wound care, Dr. Morrison will present "Advances in wound care, wound bed preparation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO)
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This program will target nurses, therapists, and other health care professionals in a variety of clinical settings including long-term care/Geriatrics, critical and acute care, administrative, WOC nurses, and advance practice RNs. Registration forms are posted on the TNA website at http://www.tnaonline.org/associations/8605/files/D1June08program.pdf.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS are offered until June 15th. General admission is $75, TNA Members and AORN AORN Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
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AORN As of Right Now members $40, nursing students $10. Participants will enjoy all breaks, lunch, four contact units and special vendor presentations on wound, skin care, and specialty bed product. Checks should be made to TNA District 1 and mailed to: LaKenya Kellum, Vice President TNA D1, 1120 Celtic Cove, Memphis, TN 38134. For questions contact Suzy Scott-Williams (901) 523-8990 ext 7136 or Susie.email@example.com.
District 4 News
Sharon Adkins, MSN, RN, TNA Executive Director, was the guest speaker at the March District 4 meeting. Adkins discussed the current legislative session and legal issues affecting nurses in Tennessee at the present time with the 35 District 4 members attending.
District 10 News
We held our Celebration of Nurses on May 6 at the Hampton Inn. Jo Margaret Aden, the recipient of the Nurse of the Year Award from District 10, was honored during the Celebration. Aden was chosen to receive the award as she is now the senior professor on staff at UT Memphis and is a wonderful resource of information as she continues to teach clinical and the academics. Aden has served in various roles in the Tennessee Nurses Association throughout her entire career, as well as serving Sigma Theta Tau The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International exists to improve the health of people by increasing the scientific base of nursing research. It is the second-largest nursing organization in the world with approximately 125,000 active members. . She is also active in many community and civic organizations. District 10 also awarded certificates of appreciation to several nurses during the Celebration, and we appreciated Meredith Sullivan, TNA Lobbyist, speaking at the event.