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Nursing Education, Alarm Fatigue, Reducing Hospital Readmissions, Reducing Patient Falls, Improving Pain Management Among Key Topics at National Nurses’ Convention in San Diego

National Nurses’ Convention Sessions Will Address Hot Topics, Latest Research Improving Patient Care, Policy and Practice Issues Affecting Clinical Nurse Specialists

Hundreds of advanced practice registered nurses from across the U.S. will meet to discuss and learn about the latest research, innovations and practices affecting their work as clinical nurse specialists at the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) 20th anniversary and 2015 annual conference. The Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Essence of Transformational Health Care will be held:

March 5 – 7
Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Road
San Diego, California


Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) are advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and have education and training in advanced nursing care, physiology, pharmacology and physical assessment. CNSs work in a variety of settings, providing diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of patients. They provide direct patient care, advance nursing practice, and improve clinical processes to achieve greater safety and quality.

At the conference, leading CNSs from across the country will share the latest information on hot topics and cutting-edge issues in health care at sessions and workshops, including:

  • improving pain management through staff collaboration;
  • strategies to safely manage clinical alarms and prevent alarm fatigue;
  • developing consistent practices to improve patient and family experiences;
  • improving hospital acquired infections, such as pressure ulcer rates and catheter associated urinary tract infections;
  • innovative approaches to managing chronic conditions, such as diabetes therapy and education and pharmacology updates on hypertension;
  • and more.

In addition to the nearly 50 sessions, there will be 76 poster presentations on a range of health care issues from improving outcomes for homeless veterans to the impact of CNSs in rural settings to how one rapid response team reduced sepsis mortality.

Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN from Cedars-Sinai will deliver the opening keynote address, “Role of Clinical Nurse Specialist in a Culture of Health,” on Thursday, March 5 at 8:45 am.

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