Main Conference

Main Conference Agenda
AACN Progressive Care Pathways offers four days of training arranged in both pre-conferences workshops offered in a one-day format, as well as the main conference.

Note: The conference agenda is subject to change.

  • Wednesday, September 18
  • Thursday, September 19
  • Friday, September 20
Time Code Session Facilitator
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. PCP101 Dare To…Motivate, Inspire and Engage Our Community of Exceptional Nurses Kathryn Roberts
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. PCP102 Pain Management Vince Holly
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PCP103 Precepting Strategies Kathy Stephens Williams
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch on Own
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PCP104 Delirium Management Vince Holly
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PCP105 Help Is the Way…The Role of Rapid Response Teams in Progressive Care  Lynn Orser
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. PCP106 Silence: The New “Never” Event  Michael Ackerman
Time Code Session Facilitator
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. PCP201 Pacemakers – Becoming the “Electrician of the Heart”: Learning the Basics of Pacemakers  Anne Look
PCP202 Endocrine Scott Thigpen
PCP203 Validating Competency: It’s Time to Retire Traditional Annual Skills Day Check-Offs John Dixon
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. PCP204 Sepsis 2013: It’s Not Just an ICU Issue  Michael Ackerman
PCP205 Neuro Emergencies for Non-Neuro Nurses  Lourdes James
PCP206 Acute Kidney Injury: More Than Renal Failure  Marian Altman
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PCP207 Atrial Fibrillation Management  Anne Look
PCP208 To Feed or Not to Feed: The Risks, Benefits and Burdens of Artificial Feeding in Potentially End-Stage Patients  Jeannette Meyer
PCP209 Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest  Nancy Richards
12:30 p.m. -2:00 p.m. Lunch On Own
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. PCP210 Hemorrhagic Stroke  Lourdes James
PCP211 Step Forward and Become Certified: Best Practices for Creating a Culture of Certification  Marian Altman
PCP212 Anticoagulation Therapy  Nancy Richards
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PCP213 The Management of Carotid Artery Disease, Stenting Versus Endarterectomy  Lynn Orser
PCP214 Crisis Clues:  Case Studies in Analyzing Lab Values  Julie Miller
PCP215 Palliative Care: A Pathway to Quality of Life  Jeanette Meyer


Time Code Session Facilitator
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. PCP301 Titrating Multiple Vasoactive Medications: Take Away the Guesswork  Julie Miller
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PCP302 GI Buffet  Marian Altman
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. PCP303 Recipe for Cooking Up a Healthy Work Environment John Dixon
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. PCP304 Multisystem Review Julie Miller
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. PCP305 Conference Wrap-up