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Marking its triumphant return to Chicago, Nursing Management is taking the city by storm this September with its annual conference, Congress2007. Full of informative sessions on topics such as ethics, finance, leadership, outcomes, recruitment and retention, skill enhancement and assessment, and much more, this year's installment promises to be one of the most exciting and educational events you'll attend all year.


To provide new, seasoned, and aspiring nurse managers with an abundance of take-home information and ideas, Congress2007 features over 60 unique sessions and more than 25 continuing-education contact hours. At the conclusion of the 4-day conference, you'll return to work with fresh ideas, new contacts, and an abundance of creative approaches and ideas that enhance quality patient care. With so many different sessions to choose from, Nursing Management offers a closer look at some choice courses.


Informative topics

Need information on what managers should know for today's current safety initiatives? Then join Kathleen M. White, RN, CNAA, CMAC, PhD, for her presentation "IHI 5 Million Lives Campaign: Management Techniques." New data on the six current IHI interventions will be covered, in addition to an interactive discussion on the six new initiatives. This discussion will incorporate management techniques to improve your safety culture, including Boards on Boards, executive walk-arounds, the Joint Commission standards, and how to launch a safety mission on your unit.


While safety is important, the retention of knowledgeable, hard-working staff is equally as crucial. During his session "Graying and Staying: Retaining Mature Nurses," Dennis R. Sherrod, RN, EdD, Professor and Forsyth Medical Center Endowed Chair of Recruitment & Retention, Division of Nursing, Winston-Salem State University, will address issues of succession planning, ergonomics, technology, workplace redesign, and much more to encourage mature nurses to remain in the healthcare workforce.


On the flip side, one of the single biggest problems in nursing is getting rid of the semiconscious and dead weight that many workplaces tolerate to maintain desired staffing ratios. The result is that good nurses leave and the mediocre stay behind. In her session "Hire Slowly, Fire Quickly," Judith Briles, DBA, MBA, author, The Briles Group, Inc., will delineate how removing lackluster nurses ultimately benefits us, our patients, and the workplace as a whole.


Register now!!

You can register by one of three ways: online, via fax at 1-856-218-0557, or by phone at 1-800-346-7844, ext. 7798 or ext. 7750. All preregistration for Congress2007 must be postmarked no later than August 27, 2007. For more information, visit our Web site at


Exhibitors on hand

The following healthcare companies will have representatives in the exhibit hall:


American Association of Critical-Care Nurses


American Nurses Credentialing Center


AMN Healthcare


API Software Inc.


Armstrong Medical Industries Inc.


Artromick International Inc.


Assessment Technologies Institute


AtStaff Corporation


B. E. Smith Inc.


Bernard Hodes Group


Calmoseptine Inc.


Carroll Hospital Group


Concept of Care Inc.


Cross Country Staffing


Dale Medical Products


Decision Critical Inc.


Durfold Corporation


Elsevier Inc.


Excelsior College


Fastaff Travel Nursing & US Nursing Corp.


FocusOne Solutions


HCPro Inc.


Hoana Medical


Integrated Voice Solutions


Jannetti Publications Inc.


Jeron Electronic Systems Inc.


Judith Briles


JWT Employment Communications


Lionville Systems Inc.


O'Grady Peyton International


ON Assignment Nurse Travel


OptiVox Patient Reports/The White Stone Group


Raspberry Medical Inc.


Rauland-Borg Corp.


ResQ Healthcare Systems


Sigma Theta Tau International






Tektone Sound & Signal Manufacturing Inc.


The Nielsen Healthcare Group




Vivid Learning Systems


Vocera Communication Inc.


West-Com Nurse Call Systems Inc.


Wolters Kluwer Health (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins)