Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Las Vegas, NV • October 11 - 15, 2014

Join us in Las Vegas for the “Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing” conference, where nurses and advanced practice nurses from both specialty areas will come together to share their knowledge,  experience and the most up-to-date evidence based practices.

Highlights of the Conference include:

  • A choice of two premiere Preconferences!
    CCRN/CCRN-E Review Course, a two-day session for those planning to take the AACN Certification Exam, or for those who would like a clinical practice review seminar.
    Neuroscience Nursing: Building Foundations Through Clinical Case Reviews, a one-day session addressing issues ranging from anatomy/physiology to multimodality monitoring and neuroprotection.
  • A broad range of topics focusing on content applicable to both ED and ICU nurses as well as topics specifically geared to each specialty area.
  • A stellar panel of expert faculty who will share their knowledge, insights and experiences in caring for critically ill and injured adults.
  • “Hot Topics” presented through a variety of teaching methods including didactic lectures, interactive Concurrent Sessions, case study discussions and Faculty Panel Q&A sessions.
  • An opportunity to actively engage with your fellow attendees by networking and socializing throughout your conference stay. 
  • The excitement and glitz of Las Vegas! See you there!

Conference Co-Chairs
Carol A. Rauen, MS, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN
Kathryn T. VonRueden, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, FCCM
Contemporary Forums
Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN
Senior Program Manager

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Overview

Join us in Las Vegas for the “Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing” conference, where nurses and advanced practice nurses from both specialty areas will come together to share their knowledge,  experience and the most up-to-date evidence based practices.




Highlights and Benefits

  • A choice of two premiere Preconferences!
    CCRN/CCRN-E Review Course, a two-day session for those planning to take the AACN Certification Exam, or for those who would like a clinical practice review seminar.
    Neuroscience Nursing: Building Foundations Through Clinical Case Reviews, a one-day session addressing issues ranging from anatomy/physiology to multimodality monitoring and neuroprotection.
  • A broad range of topics focusing on content applicable to both ED and ICU nurses as well as topics specifically geared to each specialty area.
  • A stellar panel of expert faculty who will share their knowledge, insights and experiences in caring for critically ill and injured adults.
  • “Hot Topics” presented through a variety of teaching methods including didactic lectures, interactive Concurrent Sessions, case study discussions and Faculty Panel Q&A sessions.
  • An opportunity to actively engage with your fellow attendees by networking and socializing throughout your conference stay. 
  • The excitement and glitz of Las Vegas! See you there!

Conference Co-Chairs
Carol A. Rauen, MS, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN
Kathryn T. VonRueden, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, FCCM

Contemporary Forums
Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN
Senior Program Manager

 

 

Viva Las Vegas

...it’s impossible to resist the excitement!

A Disneyland for adults? You bet … and Las Vegas is so much more! Dine at restaurants inspired by the world’s greatest collection of chefs - Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay and Thomas Keller, just to name a few. Treat yourself to a world-class show, including a choice of five Cirque du Soleil productions, the Blue Man Group and Jersey Boys. Make sure to also consider the variety of well-known headliners from the worlds of music, comedy and magic performing during your stay.

Conference Objectives

This program will enable the experienced clinician to:

  • Examine new clinical guidelines and how they will impact bedside care in both ED and ICU settings.
  • Investigate the most up-to-date information on hot topics including sepsis, hypothermia, antimicrobials and hyponatremia, and discuss the research studies used to support changes.
  • Fine tune assessment skills of critically ill and injured adults, and expand knowledge of the pathophysiologic basis of assessment findings.
  • Identify specific challenges encountered when caring for geriatric patients and ways to address them.
  • Recognize emergent clinical situations, communicate promptly and effectively with the team, and intervene appropriately to ensure optimal outcomes.

Who Should Attend?

Experienced clinicians involved in the care of critically ill and injured adults.

  • If you are a...
  • Staff Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Manager
  • Educator/Instructor
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Transport Nurse
  • Working in …
  • Any Adult Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Trauma Unit
  • Step-Down Unit
  • ...then this is a “must attend” conference for you!

I think this was one of the best conferences I have attended in several years. I got more out of this than the last 2 NTI's I attended (2012 & 2013). Really an excellent conference with great speakers. I wish more nurses from my facility could have come. Remedios Felix RN, BSN

Angela Ulferts RN, BSN
Cedar Rapids, IA

Conference Program

Saturday, October 11

Preconference A - CCRN/CCRN-E Review Course

CCRN/CCRN-E Review Course
Carol A. Rauen, MS, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN
This two day intense critical care review course is intended for nurses who are planning to take the AACN-CCRN/CCRN-E certification exam or as a clinical practice review seminar.  The lectures and time allotment are based on the CCRN exam 2010 blueprint and will cover all body systems, physiology, pathophysiology, assessment strategies and treatment options for medical and surgical critically ill patients.  This course will benefit those who have critical care experience and need/want a clinical update and review of latest best practice and those who have studied and need/want a final review prior to taking the CCRN certification exam.  This seminar is not intended as a basic critical care course and is recommended for nurses with at least one year of critical care experience and prior completion of a basic critical care course.

By the completion of this two-day intense course the nurse will be able to:

  • Identify the common critical care needs of patients with single and multi-system organ abnormalities.
  • Outline assessment strategies and treatment options for common critical care problems.
  • Review the pathophysiology for single and multi-system dysfunction and discuss the pharmacological management for each.
  • Describe the AACN synergy model of caring and blueprint for the CCRN certification exam.
     

 

12:00 PM

CCRN/CCRN-E Exam and Test Construction - Cardiovascular Aspects
Carol Rauen, MS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN

2:00

Cardiovascular Aspects (continued) - Neurological Aspects
Carol Rauen, MS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN

4:15

Neurological Aspects (continued) - Professional Caring & Ethical Practices - AACN Synergy Model
Carol Rauen, MS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN

Sunday, October 12

8:00 AM

Pulmonary Aspects
Carol Rauen, MS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN

9:45

Pulmonary Aspects (continued)
Carol Rauen, MS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN

11:00

Behavioral Aspects
Carol Rauen, MS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN

1:00 PM

Renal AspectsGastrointestinal Aspects
Carol Rauen, MS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN

2:45

Gastrointestinal Aspects (continued) - Endocrine & Hematology Aspects
Carol Rauen, MS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN

4:30

Multisystem Aspects - Test Taking Tips
Carol Rauen, MS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN

Preconference B - Neuroscience Nursing: Building Foundations Through Clinical Case Reviews

Neuroscience Nursing: Building Foundations Through Clinical Case Reviews
This program will explore the development of neuroscience knowledge using a combination of teaching strategies. The first half of the seminar explores the brain from inside using a clinical case study format. The key case studies that are universally accepted as foundations in neurology will be discussed, as will newer case studies. The second half of the seminar focuses on diverse modalities in brain monitoring as well as managing critically ill patients sustaining severe traumatic brain injury and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Case studies are used to illustrate nursing interventions in caring for these critically ill neuro patients.
Nurses who provide care to patients in the ED and all acute care setting will benefit. The material presented will include pertinent neuroanatomy/physiology and team interventions. The program is designed to provide a strong foundation for understanding the roots of scientific developments in neuroscience and relate that foundation to current paradigms of care. 

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Describe the development of the concept of “the brain” through written history.
  • Discuss early neuroanatomy and the discovery of regions within the brain.
  • List the specific areas of the brain as anatomical regions.
  • Define the primary function of each of the lobes within the brain.
  • Define the role of multimodal neurologic monitoring.
  • Identify the key components of neuroprotection as it relates to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  • Relate the pathophysiologic effects of cerebral aneurysm rupture to potential complications in order to select nursing assessment and interventions with the goal to improve patient outcomes.

 

8:00 AM

Introduction and History of the Brain
DaiWai Olson, PhD, RN, CCRN

9:30

Learning by Case Studies - Cerebral Neuroanatomy - Brainstem Anatomy & Assessment
DaiWai Olson, PhD, RN, CCRN

1:15 PM

Inside the Black Box: Multimodality Monitoring
Mary Kay Bader, MSN, RN, CCNS, FAHA, FNCS

2:00

Neuroprotection in Severe TBI and Case Study (Rx = .25 hr.)
Mary Kay Bader, MSN, RN, CCNS, FAHA, FNCS

3:15

Avoiding Collateral Damage in Aneurysmal SAH and Case Study (Rx = .25 hr.)Q&D Faculty Panel
Mary Kay Bader, MSN, RN, CCNS, FAHA, FNCS

Monday, October 13

MAIN CONFERENCE

8:00 AM

The Cooling Games: Update on Hypothermia
Mary Kay Bader, MSN, RN, CCNS, FAHA, FNCS

9:00

New STEMI Guidelines (Rx = .5 hr.)
Helen Brown, MS, BC-ACNP, BC-FNP

10:30

Too Old to Live and Too Young to Die: Challenges in Caring for Acutely Ill Older Adults Q&D Faculty Panel
Carol Rauen, MS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN

1:30 PM

Blast Injuries: Acute and Critical care Management
Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

2:30

The Science Behind the New Sepsis Bundles
Lisa Soltis, MSN, APRN, CCRN-CSC, CCNS, FCCM

3:45

"I'm Allergic to All Non-Narcotics": Care of the Chemically Dependent Patient (Rx = .75 hr.) Q&D Faculty Panel (Rx = .25 hr.)
Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN

Tuesday, October 14

During each Concurrent Session, topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.

8:00 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#11 The Bloody Mess: Hematologic Crises (Rx = .5 hr.)
Carol Rauen, MS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN

#12 Power of the Ion: Electrolyte Emergencies (Rx = .75 hr.)
Helen Brown, MS, BC-ACNP, BC-FNP

#13 ARDS: Novel Therapies for Failing Lungs (Rx = .25 hr.)
Susan Dirkes, MSA, BSN, CCRN

#14 Critical Care Studies You Should Know About
Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

10:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#21 Demystifying Blunt vs. Penetrating Trauma: Case Studies in Resuscitation
Allen Wolfe, Jr., MSN, RN, CFRN, CCRN, CMTE

#22 Nursing Measures to Support the Sepsis Bundles (Rx = .5 hr.)
Lisa Soltis, MSN, APRN, CCRN-CSC, CCNS, FCCM

#23 Advanced Functional Hemodynamic Monitoring (Rx = .25 hr.)
Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

#24 It's All Shades of Gray to Me: Chest X-Ray Interpretation for Nurses
Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN

1:00 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#31Current Strategies in Hypovolemic Shock Resuscitation
Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN

#32 Approach to the Combative or Aggressive Patient (Rx = .5 hr.)
Helen Brown, MS, BC-ACNP, BC-FNP

#33 Aces, ARBs and Blockers: Making Sense of Cardiovascular Pharmacology (Rx = 1.5 hr.)
Lisa Soltis, MSN, APRN, CCRN-CSC, CCNS, FCCM

#34 The VAP Bundle: "Reconstruction" for Best Care (Rx = .5 hr.)
Nancy Munro, MN, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

3:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#41 Bizarre Trauma Case Studies
Allen Wolfe, Jr., MSN, RN, CFRN, CCRN, CMTE

#42 Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and Renal Replacement Therapies: The Latest and Greatest (Rx = .25 hr.)
Susan Dirkes, MSA, BSN, CCRN

#43 Assessing and Managing Pain, Agitation and Delirium: Implementing the New Guidelines (Rx = .5 hr.)
Leanne Boehm, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC

#44 Solving the Riddle of Abdominal Pain
Helen Brown, MS, BC-ACNP, BC-FNP

Wednesday, October 15

8:00 AM

Hold the Salt! Wait, No! Pour It On!
Susan Dirkes, MSA, BSN, CCRN

9:00

Antimicrobials and Micro Labs: The Perfect Pair (Rx = .5 hr.)Q&D Faculty (Rx = .25 hr.)
Nancy Munro, MN, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

10:15

The Unwelcome Family Reunion: Hypothermia, Acidosis and Coagulopathy
Allen Wolfe, Jr., MSN, RN, CFRN, CCRN, CMTE

11:15

Understanding Delirium: Sequelae, Assessment and Therapeutic Approaches (Rx = .25 hr.)
Leanne Boehm, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC

Mary Kay Bader, MSN, RN, CCNS, FAHA, FNCS
Neuro/Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
Mission Hospital
Mission Viejo, California

Leanne M. Boehm, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
Research Nurse Specialist
Allergy, Pulmonary, & Critical Care Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
Clinical Nurse Researcher, University of Washington Medical Center
Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
University of Washington School of Nursing
Seattle, Washington

Helen F. Brown, MS, BC-ACNP, BC-FNP
Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department
Doctors Emergency Services
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, Maryland
Adjunct Faculty, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies
Washington, DC

Susan M. Dirkes, MSA, BSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse, Surgical ICU
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan
President, Nursing Resource Consultants LLC
Newport, Michigan

Nancy Munro, MN, RN, CCRN, ACNP
Senior Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Critical Care Medicine Department
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
Associate Faculty, ACNP/CNS Graduate Program
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Baltimore, Maryland

DaiWai M. Olson, PhD, RN, CCRN
Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, Texas 

Carol A. Rauen, MS, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN
Conference Co-Chair
Independent Clinical Nurse Specialist & Education Consultant
Staff Nurse, Outer Banks Hospital Emergency Department
The Outer Banks of North Carolina

Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, CFRN, FAEN
Founder/Executive Director of Project Helping Hands
President of Solheim Enterprises
West Linn, Oregon

Lisa M. Soltis, MSN, APRN, CCRN-CSC, CCNS, FCCM
Independent Clinical Nurse Specialist
Critical Care Seminars
Raleigh, North Carolina

Kathryn T. VonRueden, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, FCCM
Conference Co-Chair
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Shock Trauma Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
Associate Professor
Trauma, Critical Care, ED: Adult/Gero CNS/ACNP Program
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Baltimore, Maryland

Allen C. Wolfe, Jr., MSN, RN, CFRN, CCRN, CMTE
Clinical Education Director/Clinical Specialist
Air Methods Corporation
Community Based Services
Denver, Colorado

Conference Faculty

Mary Kay Bader MSN, RN, CCNS, FAHA, FNCS
Neuro/Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
Mission Hospital
Mission Viejo, California

Leanne M. Boehm MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
Research Nurse Specialist
Allergy, Pulmonary, & Critical Care Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Elizabeth Bridges PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
Clinical Nurse Researcher, University of Washington Medical Center
Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
University of Washington School of Nursing
Seattle, Washington

Helen F. Brown MS, BC-ACNP, BC-FNP
Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department
Doctors Emergency Services
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, Maryland
Adjunct Faculty, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies
Washington, DC

Susan M. Dirkes MSA, BSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse, Surgical ICU
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan
President, Nursing Resource Consultants LLC
Newport, Michigan

Nancy Munro MN, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Senior Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Critical Care Medicine Department
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

DaiWai M. Olson PhD, RN, CCRN
Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, Texas

Carol A. Rauen MS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN
Conference Chair
Independent Clinical Nurse Specialist & Education Consultant
Staff Nurse, Outer Banks Hospital Emergency Department
The Outer Banks of North Carolina

Jeff Solheim MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN
Founder/Emeritus Executive Director of Project Helping Hands
President of Solheim Enterprises
West Linn, Oregon

Lisa M. Soltis MSN, APRN, CCRN-CSC, CCNS, FCCM
Independent Clinical Nurse Specialist
Critical Care Seminars
Raleigh, North Carolina

Kathryn T. Von Rueden MS, RN, ACNS-BC, FCCM
Critical Care Consultant
Baltimore, Maryland

Allen C. Wolfe, Jr. MSN, RN, CFRN, CCRN, CMTE
Clinical Education Director/Clinical Specialist
Air Methods Corporation
Community Based Services
Denver, Colorado

Accreditation

A Certificate of Attendance will be available online after you complete the course requirements, enabling you to register your credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. To apply for credit not listed below, use the procedure established by the specific organization.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Preconference A: 14 ANCC/16.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: 7 ANCC/8.4 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 17.5 ANCC/21 CA BRN contact hours
Contemporary Forums is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 
Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516.
(CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes) 

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
Preconference B: .5 hours
Main Conference:  6 hours available
Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states’ requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

Location

Dazzling Location! Viva Las Vegas … it’s impossible to resist the excitement of the neon lights, the shrieks of delight from jackpot winners, and the glitz and glamour of the hotels on the strip. A Disneyland for adults? You bet … and Las Vegas is so much more! Dine at restaurants inspired by the world’s greatest collection of chefs--Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay and Thomas Keller,  just to name a few. Treat yourself to a world-class show, including a choice of five Cirque du Soleil productions,the Blue Man Group and Jersey Boys. Make sure to also consider the variety of well-known headliners from the worlds of music, comedy and magic performing during your stay.

Don’t miss the CityCenter complex located in the heart of The Strip, a blend of sleek architecture and public miniparks, with walkways and art throughout. You’ll find luxury hotels, a casino and Crystals, a three-story retail center whose shape resembles the multi-faceted surface of a quartz crystal.
There’s never a dull moment in Las Vegas. Watch the volcano erupt at the Mirage, don’t miss the rousing pirate battle at Treasure Island, marvel at the dancing waters display at the Bellagio, take a romantic gondola ride through the canals of the Venetian or dine at the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris. For a break from The Strip, take a day trip to Hoover Dam where you’ll be impressed with the power of the mighty Colorado River.

Experience all your fantasies of Paris right in the heart of Las Vegas! From guest rooms with a European flair to great entertainment, fine French cuisine, sidewalk cafes and even the Eiffel Tower, the Paris Las Vegas has all the passion, excitement and ambiance of Europe’s most romantic city. Enjoy the charming atmosphere of the European village and mall, the lively casino, the dueling pianos at Napoleon’s, the hit musical Jersey Boys, or a breathtaking view of Las Vegas on the Eiffel Tower ride. And right outside the doors, see all “the Strip” has to offer.

World-class dining, internationally-known boutiques, award-winning golf courses, savvy nightclubs and European-style spas are calling you to this glittering city, known as “Vegas!” Join your colleagues for “Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing” and enjoy all of the fun in the city that never sleeps. For more information, call the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at (702) 892-7575 or go online to www.visitlasvegas.com.

Hotel/Travel

Hotel Accommodations

The conference will be held at the Paris Hotel & Casino, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV  89109.  A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from October 10 to October 16 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.

Rates: $149 single/double
Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.

To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation early and before the "hotel room block release date" which is September 10.  Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now.  After the release date, rooms and group rates may no longer be available so call the hotel regarding availability.

To reserve your room online, please visit https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SPACC4

For room reservations, call (877) 603-4389 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference on Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing.  Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation.  Reservations must include a first night's deposit.

Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy.  For arrivals after 4 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.

For additional hotel information, call the Paris Hotel & Casino at (702) 946-7000.  

Travel Discounts

Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit www.united.com or (800) 426-1122 insert Offer Code ZQT4365370. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates and reservations, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 or (405) 749-4434, or go online at www.hertz.com and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000261. 

Transportation

We are pleased to announce we’ve partnered with LASxpress airport transportation service and will be offering cost-effective transportation service between McCarran Int’l Airport and your hotel.

This is an exclusive service for Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing.

By utilizing this service, you are eligible for $11 one-way airport transportation service. Other benefits include:

  • Non-Stop Xpress Service Available for $18 per person
  • 40+% Saving vs. Taxi Fare
  • Immediate Boarding
  • Airport Meet and Greet Service

Click Here to receive this special rate.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Tuition

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

Tuition (U.S. Funds)

PRECONFERENCES

Preconference A - CCRN/CCRN-E Review Course

All Attendess

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before August 5, 2014)

$325.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between August 6, 2014 and September 2, 2014)

$355.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 2, 2014)

$385.00

Preconference B - Neuroscience Nursing: Building Foundations Through Clinical Case Reviews

All Attendess

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before August 5, 2014)

$215.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between August 6, 2014 and September 2, 2014)

$245.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 2, 2014)

$275.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Main Conference

Nurse, Case Worker, Certified Health Educator, Other

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before August 5, 2014)

$465.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between August 6, 2014 and September 2, 2014)

$495.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 2, 2014)

$545.00

WEBCAST PRECONFERENCE

Webcast - Preconference B

All Attendees

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before August 5, 2014)

$190.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between August 6, 2014 and September 2, 2014)

$220.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 2, 2014)

$250.00

WEBCAST

Webcast - Full Main Conference

All Attendees

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before August 5, 2014)

$415.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between August 6, 2014 and September 2, 2014)

$445.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 2, 2014)

$495.00

Webcast - Monday Only

All Attendees

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before August 5, 2014)

$195.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between August 6, 2014 and September 2, 2014)

$195.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 2, 2014)

$195.00

Webcast - Tuesday Only

All Attendees

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before August 5, 2014)

$195.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between August 6, 2014 and September 2, 2014)

$195.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 2, 2014)

$195.00

Webcast - Wednesday Only

All Attendees

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before August 5, 2014)

$150.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between August 6, 2014 and September 2, 2014)

$150.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 2, 2014)

$150.00

Webcast - Monday and Tuesday Only

All Attendees

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before August 5, 2014)

$350.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between August 6, 2014 and September 2, 2014)

$350.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 2, 2014)

$350.00

ONLINE LEARNING

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$400.00

 

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee’s best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

Tuition (U.S. Funds)

Preconference A 

Preconference B 

Main Conference

Live

Live

Webcast

Live

Webcast

Early Registration Fee*
(On/before Aug. 5)

$325

$215

$190

$465

$415

Advance Registration Fee**
(Aug. 6 through Sept. 2)

$355

$245

$220

$495

$445

Regular Registration Fee
(After Sept. 2)

$385

$275

$250

$545

$495

*     Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before August 5.
**   Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received August 6 through September 2.
Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions.
Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and Online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Payment is required to register)

Register only ONCE, online at www.ContemporaryForums.com, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707,  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information. 

Method of Tuition Payment

Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check. Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number. 

Group Discounts (Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available)

Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference. Discounts do not apply to the Preconferences. To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.
$25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
$45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group

Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available)

To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply. Registrations may not be shared. 

Cancellations

Cancellations may be made by phone or in writing.  Cancellations received on/before September 2 receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after September 2 are assessed a $75 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations received after the conference begins or for "no shows." If this meeting is cancelled for any reason, including
labor strikes or acts of God, liability is limited to a full refund of registration fees.

Program Changes

Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Questions?  Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com. If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

Online Learning

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$400.00

EARN CE CREDIT ONLINE AT YOUR CONVENIENCE

Contemporary Forums Online
CAN’T ATTEND THIS LIVE CONFERENCE OR WEBCAST?

Register for online access to the recorded conference before 10/11/14 for special pre-order discount.
Cost is $400 and includes:

Conference sessions will be available at ContemporaryForumsOnline.com approximately 2 weeks after the end of the live conference.  Access instructions will be emailed to you.


Place your order today by registering for this meeting online at ContemporaryForums.com and selecting the Online Learning option or mail/fax the Registration Form.

Contemporary Forums Online GROUP DISCOUNTS

Hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities can provide and manage quality accredited continuing education to meet staff
needs.  To request group account discount pricing and details, email info@cforums.com or call (800) 377-7707.

Attendee Information

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

ADVANCED CRITICAL CARE AND EMERGENCY NURSING
Las Vegas, NV           October 11 - 15

Thank you for registering for the Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing conference, being held October 11 - 15, at the .

 

View our Live Conference Calendar

THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE ADVANCED CRITICAL CARE AND EMERGENCY NURSING CONFERENCE
Questions? Call us at (800) 377-7707
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday - Friday (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com

Live Webcast

Webcast - Preconference B

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before August 5, 2014)

$190.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between August 6, 2014 and September 2, 2014)

$220.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 2, 2014)

$250.00

Webcast - Full Main Conference

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before August 5, 2014)

$415.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between August 6, 2014 and September 2, 2014)

$445.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 2, 2014)

$495.00

Webcast - Monday Only

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before August 5, 2014)

$195.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between August 6, 2014 and September 2, 2014)

$195.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 2, 2014)

$195.00

Webcast - Tuesday Only

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before August 5, 2014)

$195.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between August 6, 2014 and September 2, 2014)

$195.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 2, 2014)

$195.00

Webcast - Wednesday Only

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before August 5, 2014)

$150.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between August 6, 2014 and September 2, 2014)

$150.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 2, 2014)

$150.00

Webcast - Monday and Tuesday Only

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before August 5, 2014)

$350.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between August 6, 2014 and September 2, 2014)

$350.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 2, 2014)

$350.00

Can’t make it to Las Vegas?  Participate as a virtual attendee and register for the Live Webcast today!

Experience the Preconference B and/or the Main Conference, including all the plenary sessions, along with Concurrent Sessions #12, 22, 33 & 41. Interact live with other virtual attendees via the chat room and submit your questions/comments online for speaker responses during the Questions and Discussion Faculty Panels - all from the convenience of your home or practice setting.

Select the Webcast conference type when you register for this conference above.

SINGLE AND TWO DAY WEBCAST OPTIONS

Monday, October 13th - Fee is $195 and includes access to the live webcast and recorded sessions for this day only. 

Tuesday, October 14th - Fee is $195 and includes access to the live webcast and recorded concurrent sessions #12, 22, 33 & 41 for this day only.

Wednesday October 15th - Fee is $150 and includes access to the live webcast and recorded sessions for this day only.

Monday October 13th and Tuesday October 14th   - Fee is $350 - includes access to the live webcast and recorded sessions for both days.

GROUP DISCOUNTS (for Main Conference only)

3-9 individuals, save $75 per registration
10 or more individuals, save $100 per registration
To avail of the discount, fax/mail registrations together or call toll free 1-800-377-7707.

MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS or SCHOOLS

Live stream the main conference to an unlimited audience for $499 only!  Need to provide CE credit? Call us.
Phone registration required - call 925-361-4822.

WEBCAST DETAILS

The Preconference B Webcast begins on Sunday, October 12 at 8:00 a.m. (PDT) and ends on Sunday, October 12 at 5:00 p.m.  The Early Registration fee is $190; Advance $220 and Regular $250 and includes participation in 5 sessions and a Certificate of Attendance for up to 7 hours.  

The Main Conference Webcast begins on ­Monday, October 13 at 8:00 a.m. (PDT) and ends on Wednesday, October 15 at 12:45 p.m.  The Early Registration fee is $415; Advance $445 and Regular $495 and includes participation in 16 sessions and a Certificate of Attendance for up to 17.5 hours.  See conference schedule for details.

In addition, you will have ContemporaryForumsOnline.com access to the recorded sessions, including the concurrent sessions not part of the live webcast, approximately 2 weeks after the end of the conference.

RAVE REVIEWS

“I loved that I could chat with other web attendees in the chat room. It made me feel like we were attending the conference together.”

“Have attended Contemporary Forums for years! Love the conferences. First time for Webcast. Loved it! I am sold!” 

“I like not having to adjust time zones! I can still eat and sleep at my usual time. No jet lag!”

Exhibitors

We are inviting representatives from professionally relevant companies, organizations and hospitals to exhibit equipment, supplies, services and career opportunities.

For exhibit space availability or additional information:
PHONE: (925) 361-4807
EMAIL: exhibits@cforums.com
VISIT: contemporaryforums.com/exhibitors.html