ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) invites nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for high acuity and critically ill patients and their families to its 2014 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) in Denver, May 19-22, with preconferences May 17-18.
The premier annual event for critical care nursing, NTI offers hundreds of sessions to improve clinical practice, patient outcomes and the bottom line with a comprehensive program that incorporates the best evidence-based education.
In addition to emerging trends in patient care, NTI sessions will focus on best practices, advances in medical technology and many other issues facing those in the healthcare profession.
Most of the 300-plus sessions will take place in downtown Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, with the nearby Hyatt Regency Denver also hosting official events.
The inevitability of moral distress in clinical practice will be the focus of a half-day interactive summit May 21, with learners and experts confronting the problem and exploring how to handle it in familiar situations such as bullying, workarounds and disasters.
The Advanced Practice Institute (API), integrated into NTI, has more than 60 sessions with content specifically developed for advanced practice nurses, including preconferences, clinical sessions, leadership role development, pharmacology and mastery sessions.
NTI, the world's largest conference for nurses who care for high acuity and critically ill patients, includes the Critical Care Exposition, the largest and most comprehensive trade show expressly for acute and critical care nurses. Spread over 200,000 square feet will be more than 400 exhibits that encompass cutting-edge healthcare equipment, devices, supplies and career opportunities.
Participants can earn up to 35 hours of continuing nursing education (CNE) during NTI. CNE credit — calculated on a 60-minute contact hour — is determined by the number of sessions a participant attends.
The NTI 2014 conference brochure and all educational sessions and special events offered in Denver are available online at www.aacn.org/nti.
About the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition: Established in 1974, AACN's National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) represents the world's largest educational conference and trade show for nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families. Bedside nurses, nurse educators, nurse managers, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners attend NTI.
About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN joins together the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses and claims more than 235 chapters worldwide. The organization's vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution.
SOURCE American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)