Front-Line Nurses to Meet, Collaborate and Learn From Industry Experts at Nursing2014 Symposium

March 27 – 29, 2014 • Las Vegas Hotel • Las Vegas, NV

Released: 12-Feb-2014 10:30 AM EST
Source Newsroom: Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
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Newswise — Philadelphia, PA (February 12, 2014) – Nurses from across the country will convene at Nursing2014 Symposium: The Conference for Clinical Excellence to network and attend sessions that reflect the evolution and innovations in nursing practice. The symposium will be held March 27-29, 2014, at the Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The conference is sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Health - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, publisher of Nursing2014.

The symposium is designed to provide attendees a “live from the pages” experience of the Nursing2014 award-winning journal, to an opportunity where nurses can learn, meet and collaborate in person to strengthen their clinical skills and current evidence-based initiatives.

“We’re particularly excited this year because the program reaches even more deeply into evidence based initiatives and new clinical areas,” said Nursing2014 Editor-in-Chief Linda Laskowski-Jones, RN, MS, ACNS-BC, CEN, FAWM. “The faculty is exceptional and we’ve added topics that are relevant to the many changes going on in health care today.”

The meeting is designed for nurses at all levels and who practice in a wide variety of health care settings. Advanced track sessions are offered for advanced practice clinicians. There are also courses designed for nurses in direct care positions and sessions geared for those who want to hone leadership skills. In addition, the symposium includes sessions offering significant pharmacology content.

Symposium attendees will also earn contact hours and pharmacology credits, connect with colleagues, and meet with vendors and industry representatives in the exhibit hall.

For complete program and registration information, visit the Nursing2014 Symposium Web site at Nursing2014 Symposium.

Program Highlights
Four preconference workshops will be offered Thursday, March 27: “Med-Surg Certification Review Course”; “Let’s Get Messy: Hands-On Anatomy, Resuscitation and Emergency Skills Lab”; “Pharmacology Uncovered: A Review of the Basic Principles of Pharmacotherapeutics”; and “Clinical Pharmacology: A Review of Major Classes of Drugs.” Later that day, Julie Miller, RN, BSN, CCRN, President, Paws to Learn, delivers the Opening Address, “Nurse’s Habits: ‘But That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It!’”

Friday, March 28, keynote address to be delivered by Tiffany Christensen, Life-Long Patient and Duke Hospital Patient Advocate, entitled “Partnering with Patients – A Bed’s-Eye View of Patient and Family-Centered Care.”

Breakout session topics include caring for heart failure patients, medication safety, robotic surgery, acute liver failure, infectious disease, and weight management strategies.

General session, “Documentation and Liability: How What You Write Can Show Up in Court,” will be presented by Edie Brous, RN, MS, BSN, MPH, Esq., Nurse Attorney. The symposium will end with the closing session, “Help! Is Anyone Here a Nurse?” by Laskowski-Jones, discussing how nurses can prepare themselves to handle unexpected medical emergencies outside a health care facility.

Registration Information
Complete information and online registration is available at www.nursingsymposium.com. For additional information, contact Wolters Kluwer Health at 1-800-346-7844, ext. 18850 or 18851.

Continuing Nursing Education
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), publisher of Nursing2014, will award a maximum of 21 contact hours for this continuing nursing education activity.

LWW is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749 for 21 contact hours. LWW is also an approved provider by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Certificates are is valid in all states.

Pharmacology Credit
There are many sessions with significant pharmacology content, and up to 12.25 contact hours can be applied to advanced pharmacology requirements.

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About Wolters Kluwer Health
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About Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.
Conference management services are provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., a healthcare management, marketing, and publishing corporation located in Pitman, NJ (www.ajj.com).

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Members of the press are invited to attend the conference and interview speakers and exhibitors. A complimentary one-day pass will be granted to members of the press. An editorial production timeline will be requested. For more information, contact Connie Hughes at (646) 674-6348 or via e-mail at Connie.Hughes@wolterskluwer.com.


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