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John Dixon, RN, MSN, former AACN AACN American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
AACN American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
AACN American Association of Colleges of Nursing
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 board member, attended the ANA's Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics as AACN's organizational liaison. He also serves as co-chair of a task force charged with revising and updating ANA's Social Policy Statement for Nursing.

Janice Wojcik, RN, MSN, CCRN CCRN Critical Care Registered Nurse
CCRN Certification In Critical Care Nursing
, APRN-BC, AACN board member, presented "Healthy Work Environments: A Journey to Excellence" at the Delaware Nurses Association Spring Conference in Dover, Del. The conference focused on advocacy, research, leadership and peer review as foundational elements in a culture of nursing excellence.

Beth Martin, RN, MSN, CCNS CCNS Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety
CCNS Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences
CCNS Cape Cod National Seashore
CCNS Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
CCNS Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist
, ACNP, AACN Certification Corporation chair-elect, presented "EOL Care in the ICU ICU intensive care unit.

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, AACN president, delivered the keynote address "Reclaiming Our Priorities" at the Mountain to Sound AACN Chapter Hot Topics in Critical Care Conference, in Renton, Wash. Hanson and chapter board members toured numerous nursing units at area hospitals to meet with staff nurses and nursing leaders to promote the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.

Hanson gave the keynote, "Reclaiming Our Priorities," at the South Bay Chapter Certification Celebration Dinner in San Jose, Calif. He also attended the Houston Gulf Coast Chapter's 2008 Presidential Gala and kicked off the evening program with his "Reclaiming Our Priorities" keynote address.

Caryl Goodyear-Bruch, RN, PhD, AACN president-elect, attended the 34th Annual Midwest Conference, sponsored by the Northwest Chicago Area Chapter. She presented "Reclaiming Our Priorities: Assuring Safety With the Power of Nursing" as the keynote speech and a breakout session, "Assuring Accuracy in Hemodynamic Monitoring." Former AACN board member Suzanne Burns, RN, MSN, RRT, ACNP, CCRN, FAAN FAAN
Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
, FCCM, FAANP FAANP Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners , presented a mastery session on "Pulmonary Pearls," and former AACN board member Tom Ahrens, RN, DNS (Domain Name System) A system for converting host names and domain names into IP addresses on the Internet or on local networks that use the TCP/IP protocol. For example, when a Web site address is given to the DNS either by typing a URL in a browser or behind the , CCNS, CS, FAAN, spoke on "Moving Clinical Education Into the 21st Century" and "Advances in Hemodynamic Monitoring." Beth Hammer, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, AACN board member, also attended, as well as Joy Speciale, RN, MBA, AACN/CCRN ambassador, and Jenny Zaker, RN, APRN, MEd, RN-C, who are both active on the NWCAC Board of Directors.

Dixon presented the keynote address at Clarian Health's 21st Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Seminar in Indianapolis, Ind. His lecture, "Skilled Communication: Do You Hear What I Hear?" focused on Skilled Communication, the first HWE standard.

Dixon spoke at the preconference for the Odyssey on Critical Care Conference in Richmond, Va., sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University Formed by a merger between the Richmond Professional Institute and the Medical College of Virginia in 1968, VCU has a medical school that is home to the nation's oldest organ transplant program.  Health System Education & Professional Development and the Greater Richmond Area Chapter of AACN. He presented "Assassins in the Workplace: Meet the Healthy Work Environment Standards" and "The Synergy Model: How to Make It Part of Your Daily Practice."
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Title Annotation:Scene and Heard; nurses associations' conferences
Publication:AACN News
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2008
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