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Julie Miller, RN, BSN, CCRN, AACN board member, attended the Region 15 Chapter Collaborative in Oklahoma City, Okla. Dave Hanson, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNS, AACN president, gave the keynote speech, "Reclaiming Our Priorities."

Miller gave the keynote presentation, "Life's Daily Challenges: Lifting Ourselves Above" at Altru Health System's Health Care Horizons Interdisciplinary Conference in Grand Forks, N.D. She discussed Implementation of AACN's Healthy Work Environment Standards and presented three concurrent sessions, "Code Stroke," "12 Lead ECG Interpretation" and "Basic Hemodynamic Monitoring."

Maria Shirey, RN, MS, MBA, CNAA, BC, FACHE, AACN Certification Corporation board member, Damon Cottrell, RN, MS, CCNS, CCRN, APRN, BC, CEN, AACN Certification Corporation board member, Susan Helms, RN, MSN, CCRN, PCCN, AACN Certification Corporation board member, and Carol Hartigan, RN, MA, certification programs strategist, represented AACN Certification Corporation at the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA) annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Beth Hammer, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, AACN board member, spoke at the Greater Rochester (N.Y.) Finger Lakes Chapter. Her presentation focused on using AACN's HWE Standards to reclaim chapter priorities.

Hammer gave the keynote and clinical topic presentations at Rochester General Hospital's Cardiac Teaching Day. Her keynote speech was titled "Reclaiming Priorities to Create Healthier Work Environments," and her clinical topic was "Energizing the Heart: Focusing on Heart Failure Management Through Devices."

AACN President Dave Hanson, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNS, attended the Chapter Dinner Celebration in Seattle, Wash. for the newly formed Mountain to Sound Chapter, a merger of the Mt. Rainier (Tacoma) and Puget Sound (Seattle) chapters.

Hanson spoke at the 21st Century Visions of Nursing and Health Care Conference in Newark, Del. The program was sponsored by Christiana Care Health System and the University of Delaware. He presented the keynote, "Skilled Communication & Mentoring: Essential Elements of Optimal Patient Outcomes" and a clinical breakout session, "Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pain: No Time for Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda."

Hanson was in Atlanta, Ga., to attend the Region VI Chapter Collaborative where he discussed National AACN initiatives with participants from Alabama and Georgia. The following day he gave the keynote, "Reclaiming Our Priorities," as part of the annual Region VI Critical Care Conference.

Hanson spoke at the Greater Milwaukee Area Chapter's Critical Care Updates 2007 Symposium in Waukesha, Wis. He presented the keynote address, "Reclaiming Our Priorities," and then presented a clinical breakout session, "Acute Coronary Syndromes: Triage, Evaluation & Management."
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Title Annotation:Scene and Heard
Publication:AACN News
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Feb 1, 2008
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