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Specialty Sessions

Don't miss Congress2002's seven association-sponsored education sessions.


American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Session 301: Crime and punishment: Reframing the assessment, disclosure, and prevention of clinical error


Focus on the causes of error in health care and learn to establish systems of error prevention and disclosure.


Presenter: Gladys M. Campbell, RN, MSN


Tuesday, October 15, 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.


Session 312: Optimize staff contributions to create environments of clinical excellence


Make a difference with methods to enhance critical-thinking skills, use creativity, and assist staff in seeing their "professionalism."


Presenter: Gladys Campbell, RN, MSN


Tuesday, October 15, 10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M.


Session 318: The Synergy Model: What nurses do and their impact on patient outcomes


Learn about AACN's Synergy Model, in which patient characteristics drive nurse competencies, resulting in optimal patient outcomes.


Presenter: Martha A. Q. Curley, RN, PhD, CCNS, FAAN


Tuesday, October 15, 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.


American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)

Session 209: Adopting the Triad Model


Implement this innovative model to identify and resolve system issues that enhance the movement of patients across the continuum of care.


Presenter: Elaine L. Cohen, RN, EdD, FAAN


Monday, October 14, 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.


Session 217: Nursing leadership in action


Come and learn how role modeling essential behaviors can increase your success as a nurse leader.


Presenter: Rita Turley, RN, MS


Monday, October 14, 3:15 P.M. to 4:15 P.M.


The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA)

Session 302: Shift your role in the disciplinary process


Your role in professional discipline can assist in shifting the emphasis in medical mistakes from a blame-oriented system to one of error identification and reduction.


Presenter: Diane Trace Warlick, BSN, JD


Tuesday, October 15, 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.


Session 324: The final HIPAA privacy regulations


Discuss the HIPAA privacy regulations and the types of regulatory standards established, while gaining an awareness of the associated civil and criminal penalties.


Presenters: Susan E. Ziel, RN, BSN, MPH, JD, and Krieg DeVault, LLP


Tuesday, October 15, 1:45 P.M. to 2:45 P.M.


Business and pleasure

Nursing Management 's Congress2002 takes place in Dallas-the number one business and leisure destination in Texas. The host hotel-Hyatt Regency Dallas-is located at 300 Reunion Blvd., in the heart of the city's downtown historic district and adjacent to landmark Reunion Tower. Dallas offers wonderful temperatures in October, with highs around 80[degrees] that drop to around 60[degrees] at night. Unfortunately, it's also one of the wettest months, so be sure to bring along an umbrella!


The big to-do

With so many museums, galleries, and public art and performance venues, it's no wonder Dallas is regarded as one of the nation's top cultural tourism destinations. Also, be sure to check out Dallas' unique retail, outlet, and mall shopping. Other free-time options include:


The West EndThe city's West End Historic District offers an interesting mix of museums, historical sites, and entertainment, including:


-The West End MarketPlace. Visit this popular attraction that includes 50 specialty retail shops, an assortment of restaurants, and a multi-screen movie theatre. For more information, call 214-748-4801.


-The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. This museum examines the life, times, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Located in the former Texas School Book Depository building, the museum has over 400 photographs, artifacts, displays, and award-winning videos. For more information, call 214-747-6660.


Fair ParkLocated 2 miles east of downtown Dallas, Fair Park is home to 9 museums and 6 performance facilities, including:


-The Dallas Museum of Natural History. Journey into the past with fascinating collections that showcase Texas' vast natural diversity. Call for information at: 214-421-3466.


Downtown DallasA growing number of nightclubs, cultural centers, attractions, and stores make downtown Dallas hotter than ever, including:


-Dallas Museum of Art. In addition to browsing their permanent collections, don't miss the Boomerangs and Baby Boomers exhibition that showcases design from 1945-2000. For more information, call 214-922-1200.


-Neiman Marcus. Shop till you drop and check out exclusive merchandise at Neiman Marcus Worldwide's flagship department store. For store hours and location, call 214-741-6911.



Conference-savvy strategies




[white diamond suit] Write down what you want to learn to improve yourself professionally.


[white diamond suit] Scan the session titles and mark those that look helpful.


[white diamond suit] Highlight all interesting sessions. Where conflicts arise, mark them "A" for attend or "H" for get handouts.


[white diamond suit] Obtain business cards if needed.


[white diamond suit] If more than one person from your organization will be attending, divide the sessions to maximize your coverage and plan to share notes daily.





[white diamond suit] Review each day's program schedule and finalize your choices. Check for time and room changes.


[white diamond suit] Attend the sessions. Ask questions. If a session doesn't give you what you want, leave and go to your second choice. Take notes on ideas that you can use.


[white diamond suit] Introduce yourself to people who are attending your sessions; they may provide additional insight on the topic.


[white diamond suit] Ask presenters to meet you later for a break or meal to discuss the topic.


[white diamond suit] Stop by the rooms of your handout choices to pick-up materials or to drop off a business card.





[white diamond suit] Review your notes for ideas to use, choosing several that you want to act on.


[white diamond suit] In a memo to your supervisor, summarize what you've learned and how it will help your organization.


[white diamond suit] Write to presenters you missed, requesting a copy of their handouts. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.


[white diamond suit] Call presenters, when appropriate, to discuss topics in more depth.


Source:Jack Zigon, president, Zigon Performance Group, available on-line:


Exhibitor List

Nursing Management thanks the following companies exhibiting at Congress2002:


Advocate Healthcare


American Association of Critical-Care Nurses


American Nurses Credentialing Center


American Organization of Nurse Executives


AMN Healthcare, Inc.


Armstrong Medical Industries, Inc.


Atlas Business Solutions


Automating Peripherals, Inc.


Bernard Hodes Group


Bio-Logic Systems Corp.


CMSI "The Travel Nurse Co."


Creative Healthcare Management


Cross Country TravCorps


Cygnus, Inc.


Dale Medical Products, Inc.




Dukane Corporation


Durfold Sleepchair Corp.


Eclipsys Corporation


Enthermics Medical Systems


Extended Stay America


Fastaff Nursing, Inc.


GE Medical Systems Information Technologies


Golda, Inc.


IVS/Intele Care, Inc.


Jannetti Publications, Inc.


Jeron Electronic Systems, Inc.


Kidzpace Interactive


Lionville Systems, Inc.


LogiCare Corp.




Meditech (Medical Information Technology, Inc.)


Muffin Enterprises


National Women's Health Resource Center




NK Medical Products, Inc.


Nurses Service Organization


Nursing Management


Nursing Spectrum


Progressive Travel, Inc.


Raspberry Med., Inc.


Rauland-Borg Corporation


Res-Q Healthcare Systems


Saudi Aramco


Senior Technologies, Inc.




StarMed Staffing Group


Supplemental Health Care Services


Tektone Sound & Signal Mfg., Inc.


The Nielsan Healthcare Group


Travel Nurse Across America


University of St. Frances


Vail Products, Inc.


Welch Allyn, Inc.


Wescom Products, Inc.


West-Com Nurse Call Systems