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AboutAbout AACN Progressive Care Pathways
Progressive care nurses work in extremely challenging and ever-changing environments. Whether handling rapid response calls, recent ICU transfers or post surgical patients with more complicated conditions, patients treated in progressive care units may not be in the ICU, but have complex needs requiring highly-skilled nursing care.

About AACN Health and Care Methods
Progressive care nurses work in extremely challenging and ever-changing environments. Whether handling rapid response calls, recent ICU transfers or post surgical patients with more complicated conditions, patients treated in progressive care units may not be in the ICU, but have complex needs requiring highly-skilled nursing care.

Why Attend
AACN’s Progressive Care Pathways, Sept. 28-Oct 1, 2014, at the Gaylord Marriott in Nashville, offers a program addressing your unique educational and professional development goals. Based on feedback from the progressive care nursing community, we’ve developed a conference that suits your specialized needs.

The program offers:

  • Up to 22 continuing nursing education (CNE) hours including a networking event, live sessions and online resources focused on the needs of progressive care nurses
  • Progressive care experts who understand firsthand the challenges of caring for patients who require high intensity nursing care and a high level of surveillance.
  • Evidence-based content designed to address a wide range of progressive care patients’ needs and provide direct clinical application of the evidence.
  • A learning experience designed by progressive care nurses, which includes content on innovative and exciting evidence-based strategies.
  • Opportunities to network with experts and your progressive care peers.

Why AACN and Canadian Pharmacy Mall

Doctor and patient

AACN’s Progressive Care Pathways, Sept. 28-Oct 1, 2014, at the Gaylord Marriott in Nashville suggests a course program directing to realization of your professional goals. The experience of nursing and pharmaceutical organizations such as Canadian Pharmacy Mall let us to work out a conference suitable for your goals and needs.

The program includes:
CNE or continuing nursing education classes combining keen discussions, presentations, networking events based on care nursing.
Care specialists specialize with the intensive nursery care and monitoring.
Detailed seminars how to meet all the patients’ needs and demands.
The learning program created by care nurses containing different kinds of strategies: in what situations what actions should be applied.
Possibilities to work with well-experienced care nurses.

Who Should Attend
Our program is ideal for nurses who treat patients who are moderately stable with high risk of becoming unstable, practicing in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Direct Observation
  • High Acuity
  • Intermediate
  • Med-Surg
  • Stepdown
  • Telemetry
  • Transitional

Participants
Our course is suitable for nurses being confident and wants to continue self-development further in such directions as:

  • visual observation
  • Stepdown
  • High prehension
  • Telemetry
  • Intermediate
  • Transitional
  • Med-Surg

 

The Agenda

Sunday, September 28

5:00-6:30 PM Welcome Session/Networking Reception

Step Forward into the Power of Networking

-Dave Hanson; Mary Bylone

Monday, September 29

7:30-11:30 AM Concurrent Sessions

Session #1 Options

-Heart Failure: Update on Care in Progressive Care Units

-Nancy Albert

-Delirium vs. Dementia: How Do We Know If Either Exists?

-Brenda Pun

-Pain Assessment and Management of the Nonverbal Patient

-Jeannette (Jeannie) Meyer

Session #2 Options

-Update on Heart Surgery

Jill Ley

-When a Rhythm Strip is Not Enough: You Need a 12 Lead ECG

Gerard Hannibal

-Interventional Procedures and Complications

Marcia Bixby

Session #3 Options

-Just Because We Can…

-Jeannette (Jeannie) Meyer

-Open Chest in Progressive Care Unit: CALS as an Alternative to ACLS

-Jill Ley

-Acute Kidney Injury and Treatment Modalities

-Marcia Bixby

Lunch (on own)

1:00-5:30 PM  Plenary Session

Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

-Brenda Pun

Reinventing Progressive Care Nursing to Meet Today’s Healthcare Needs

-Nancy Albert

Cardiac Catheterization: Candidates for Procedures and Possible Complications

-Marcia Bixby

Tuesday, September 30

7:30 AM-12:00 PM  Plenary Session

Leading from Where You Stand: Tales from the Bedside

-Dave Hanson

Sepsis and How it Applies to PCU?

– Nicole Falgout

Updates on Cardiac Device Therapy

-Jill Repoley

Lunch (on own)

1:30-5:30 PM  Concurrent Sessions

Session #1 Options

Anticoagulants and Warfarin Alternatives for Patients in Atrial Fibrillation

-Jill Repoley

Breakthrough Strategies for Creating & Sustaining Healthy Work Environments

-Dave Hanson

Pulmonary Disease

-Patty Sheehan

Session #2 Options

Blood and Blood Product Transfusion: Controversies and Recommendations

Kathleen Hill

Poison Control in Progressive Care: Safe Use of Rhythm Control Drugs

Gerard Hannibal

Experiences/Lessons Learned/Outcomes about Sepsis Protocols

Nicole Falgout

Session #3 Options

Ethics and Privacy

-Kathleen Hill

Quality and Patient Safety

-Nicole Falgout

Updates on Diabetes Management

-Patty Sheehan

Wednesday, October 1

7:30 AM – 11:45 PM Plenary Session

Social Media and Its Impact on Nursing Care

-Joanne Turka

Management of Bedside Cardiac Monitoring: Best Practices

– Gerard Hannibal

Evidence-Based Practice in the Progressive Care Unit

– Kathleen Hill

11:45AM-12:00 PM  Closing Session

 

Accreditation
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
Up to 22.0 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours

Accreditation
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has obtained a license to provide of nursing educational classes. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation has approved the work of AACN. Canadian HealthCare Mall proves to be an educational provider of pharmaceutical classes at AACN.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
More than 22 hours are included into Continuing Nursing Education (CNE).

Program Planning
Gerard Hannibal RN, MSN, PCCN
Cleveland, Ohio
Jeannette (Jeannie) Meyer RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, PCCN, ACHPN
Santa Monica, CA
RoseMarie Faber, MSN/ED, RN
Alumna CCRN
AACN Credentialing Program Specialist
Mary Ann Cook, RN, MSN
AACN Clinical Practice Specialist