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In-Person Seminar

2022 CURRENTS: Critical Care & Emergency Nursing Conference


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Overview

 


For over 35 years, nurses across the nation have chosen CURRENTS as the conference that prepares them for the management of the high-acuity patient. Today’s healthcare providers of every field need a breadth of specialized knowledge, skills and experience to promote patient safety and ensure optimum outcomes. At CURRENTS 2022, a group of select experts will provide attendees with in-depth concepts of patient care along with new technologies that inform and support evidence-based, safe care for the high-acuity patient.

 

 

 

 

 

"Wonderful conference! I learned so much and loved
meeting other people from all over the United States. The
conference motivated me to continue improving my
practice and education, and relit that spark of passion I
have as a nurse to care compassionately for my patients."

Tuition Breakdown

Tuition Details

Tuition Details

Note: You will have the opportunity to add a Pre-Conference and/or Group Events option to your General Conference selection during checkout.

Tuition Includes

CE Certificate, handout of all lecture outlines, digital access to lecture PowerPoint presentations, tote bag & refreshment breaks.

Pre-Conference

Sunday, November 13, 2022

  • $195 - Nurse Executive Exam Cram (Basic) (Full-Day)
  • $195 - Everything Cardiac (Full Day)
  • $99 - Shining Your Light Again: Resiliency Training/Compassion Fatigue (Half-Day)
  • $99 - Fall Down, Go Boom: Biomechanics and Traumatic Injuries (Half-Day)
  • $198 - Attend Both Half-Days

General Conference

Monday, November 14 - Wednesday, November 16

  • $399 - General Conference - Individual Rate (All 3 Days) Early-Bird Rate Ends 08/26/2022
    $449 - General Conference - Individual Rate (All 3 Days) Early-Bird Rate Ends 10/21/2022
    $480 - General Conference - Individual Rate (All 3 Days)
  • $369 - General Conference - Group Rate 4+ (All 3 Days) Group Name Required
  • $369 - General Conference - Military Rate (All 3 Days)
  • $195 - General Conference - Individual Rate (Day 1 Only)
  • $195 - General Conference - Individual Rate (Day 2 Only)
  • $195 - General Conference - Individual Rate (Day 3 Only)

Group Events

  • $25 - S'more Time with the Speakers (Networking Event) 11/14/2022
  • $20 - Bus Loop 11/14/2022
  • $20 - Bus Loop 11/15/2022

Walk-In Fee

As long as space is available, you can register the day of the seminar with an additional walk-in fee of $25. Please note that only cash, money orders, credit cards and hospital checks are accepted at the door. Personal checks are not accepted.

Cancellation Policy

 Cancel on or before October 22, 2022, to receive a full
refund, minus a 10% processing fee, to your original payment method. After
October 22, 2022, no refunds will be issued. Substitutions will be accepted.
Registrants who do not cancel in advance and do not attend are responsible
for full tuition. In the rare event that MED-ED must cancel, MED-ED’s liability is limited to tuition.
 


Contact Hours


ANCC Approved

ANCC Accredited Provider

 

Contact Hours: 25.5 (Earn Up To 7.75 Pharmacology Contact Hours)

 

MED-ED, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 

MED-ED, Inc. is an approved provider by the following State Boards of Nursing: Florida/FBN 50-1286 and California #CEP10453.



Course Materials

Speaker

Julie Bacon, MSN-HCSM, RNC-LRN, NE-BC, CPN, CPEN, C-NPT, RN-BC's Profile

Julie Bacon, MSN-HCSM, RNC-LRN, NE-BC, CPN, CPEN, C-NPT, RN-BC Related seminars and products


Julie has over 25 years’ experience in emergency transport medicine, both flight and ground. Her expertise is in the area of pediatric and neonatal transport and critical care. As program manager and chief flight nurse at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital LifeLine in St. Petersburg, FL, she manages both a high acuity national/international transport team as well as the transfer and dispatch center.

Ms. Bacon holds multiple clinical and leadership certifications. She is an active participant in state disaster planning and management, and as a former hospital emergency management director, is a resource and instructor for hospital emergency preparation for disaster and terrorism. She currently serves as the clinical chair for the Florida EMS for Children State Advisory Committee, vice chair of the Florida State EMS Strategic Planning Committee and is an invited participant representing neonatal/maternal and pediatric issues on multiple state committees.

In addition to clinical topics in pediatric/neonatal critical care and transport medicine, she also lectures nationally and internationally on all areas of teamwork and staff resource management, prioritizing life in a high-stress environment and motivational issues.


Arlene Boudreaux, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, SCRN, CNRN's Profile

Arlene Boudreaux, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, SCRN, CNRN Related seminars and products


Arlene is a neuroscience/critical care nurse educator with more than 20 years of bedside experience, along with over 6 years in neuroscience education. She has taught review courses for CCRN, SCRN and CNRN certifications as well as the fundamentals of neuro nursing in in-service and public formats. She has presented nationally at the American Association of Critical- Care Nurses’ National Teaching Institute and locally in her prior home of Tennessee on infection prevention processes. She has been a member of AACN for over 20 years and is also a member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and the Neurocritical Care Society. She has been published in Nursing Critical Care and Nursing 2016.


Cammy Christie, MSN, APRN, CCRN, CMC, CSC, PCCN's Profile

Cammy Christie, MSN, APRN, CCRN, CMC, CSC, PCCN Related seminars and products


Cammy is an internationally known speaker with over 45 years of critical care experience. She has taught the CCRN® Exam Review as well as critical care updates with an emphasis on the critical thinking skills of the bedside practitioner. In addition to lecturing across the globe, Cammy is a reviewer for several revered nursing journals, has numerous publications in the area of critical care and continues to have an active practice as an acute care nurse practitioner at the University of Florida, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery. As a critical care nurse practitioner, Cammy brings many clinical practice skills to her lectures as well providing clinical pearls for bedside care.


Michael Gooch, DNP, APRN, CCP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C, ENP-BC, CEN, CFRN, CTRN, TCRN, NRP's Profile

Michael Gooch, DNP, APRN, CCP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C, ENP-BC, CEN, CFRN, CTRN, TCRN, NRP Related seminars and products


Dr. Gooch brings over 20 years of nursing and EMS experience to MED-ED’s seminars. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings that range from emergency nursing and primary care to a Level I Trauma Center and include ground and air medical transport. Michael received his MSN from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, where he focused on emergency and trauma care. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago with his DNP. His scholarly project focused on the use of education and evidence-based interventions to change practice, particularly rapid sequence intubation. He is a nationally recognized speaker regarding varied emergency and transport topics. Michael holds a faculty appointment within the emergency and adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner programs at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing as well as with the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia in Madison, TN. He has completed over 1,400 patient transports during his tenure as a flight nurse for Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s LifeFlight and is an emergency nurse practitioner with TeamHealth at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, TN.


Keith Hood, MSN, NP-C, CCRN, CFRN, AAVHIS's Profile

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Keith has spent more than 20 years in patient care with a diverse clinical background, including in prehospital and air medical services, pediatric transport and ICU, CVICU, neuro ICU, medical and transplant ICU and as a clinical faculty member for BSN and NP students. He currently works as an ER nurse practitioner in a Level I trauma center and as a certified HIV specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine, along with maintaining patient care in a large patient-centered-care HIV practice, all while serving as an active flight nurse. Keith has been a guest lecturer, presenting on numerous clinical topics at prehospital and nursing conferences, both at the state and regional levels, in addition to facilitating and teaching a multitude of emergency, critical care and trauma courses.


Alex Klacman, PhD,  RN. CV-BC, CCRN's Profile

Alex Klacman, PhD, RN. CV-BC, CCRN Related seminars and products


Alex currently works as the system education specialist for critical care for the Texas Health Resources healthcare system and as educator for the critical care and cardiac services at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She is an experienced critical care nurse, having practiced at the bedside for eight years prior to moving into her role as educator. She was the first person globally to lead the implementation of the American Heart Association’s innovative Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI®) program. Her interests include best practices in resuscitation education and innovation, care of critically ill cardiology patients and basic/advanced ECG interpretation.

In her spare time, Alex is an adjunct faculty member for Western Governors University, teaching prelicensure nursing students in the simulation laboratory. She has been a presenter at multiple local, state and national conferences. She has been a reviewer for AACN’s Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO) modules related to pulmonary and cardiac disorders. Currently, Alex is a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she is interested in studying CPR quality in obese patients in cardiac arrest. She has also been honored as one of the Great 100 Nurses of Dallas-Fort Worth and as a winner of the D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award.


Kristen Luttenberger, MSN, RN, CCRN-CMC, PCCN, APN-C's Profile

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Kristen’s professional experience includes working as an RN for nearly 25 years in the pediatrics, medical-surgical, telemetry, intensive and coronary care areas. She has served as a nurse educator for her entire career, currently works as a full-time cardiac nurse practitioner and has also been a collegiate adjunct professor. Kristen is currently triple certified with critical care clinical certifications, along with her nurse practitioner license, and prides herself in working with critical care and progressive care nurses at the bedside and sitting for those certification exams every 3 years.

Her entrepreneurial lectures on various evidence-based subject matters focus on a variety of topics, but mostly on the current guidelines and evidence for bedside nurses. She has been published three times on evidence-based improvement projects and was the lead writer for her unit’s Beacon Award, received four times from AACN. Kristen has spoken at the national level on targeted temperature management and on analyzing the laboratory data on infection.


Nancy Mannion, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN's Profile

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Nancy Bonalumi has an extensive career as a nurse leader, educator and consultant. She is an in-demand lecturer with years of presenting to diverse audiences on topics ranging from clinical care to leadership, who has also been published extensively. Nancy has worked in emergency care environments ranging from small rural hospitals to large urban medical centers. In any setting, she is viewed as an engaging, thoughtful leader. She calls upon her cumulative experiences to bring fresh insights to her clients. In addition to these accomplishments, Nancy has extensive experience in association leadership and has earned her DNP with a focus on leadership.


Michael Nanney, BSN, RN, RRT, CPAN, CCRN's Profile

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Michael began his practice in North Carolina as a registered respiratory therapist caring for patients in various intensive-care units as well as assisting patients with hemodynamic monitoring. After receiving a degree in nursing, he was able to assist in a dual role in various departments as nurse and respiratory therapist. Michael was then able to assist in the cardiac cath, interventional and electrophysiology labs as well as the ground transport team. He eventually became the team leader for the hospital-based rapid response team. Michael currently practices in a free-standing emergency department. 

 Along with bed-side nursing, Michael is often involved in education for numerous practices areas, he also precepts new and senior nurses and assists the staff education department in providing ACLS and PALS.  

In addition to providing continuing education for the critical-care nursing staff, Michael has presented numerous podium presentations and lectures on a national-level for major nursing conferences that have included the International ANCC Magnet Conference. Michael has been the recipient of the North Carolina Great 100 Nurses Award for Outstanding Practice and a two-time recipient in nurse excellence from his healthcare system.


Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN's Profile

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Jeff brings with him a wealth of nursing background, including clinical nursing in medical-surgical and emergency medicine, cruise-ship nursing, flight nursing, nursing management and administration, and as a state surveyor and nursing educator. Jeff is a well-known motivational and clinical speaker as well as an author. He has written more than 30 books, contributed to dozens more and has served as editor for numerous publications. Jeff, who is a Fellow in both the Academy of Emergency Nursing (AEN) and the American Academy of Nursing, served as president of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) in 2018 and as president of the Nursing Organizations Alliance in 2019 and 2020.

Aside from his work in the nursing field, Jeff founded the humanitarian organization Project Helping Hands, which deployed medical teams around the world. He has personally visited over 15 countries and led over 50 teams through his organization. He currently serves as the president of Solheim Enterprises while working part time in an intensive care unit in Portland OR. Jeff is the proud father of Brandon and is an equally proud grandparent of his grandson, Rylee. He combines his sense of humor with stories from his travels around the world to make each seminar a fun and unforgettable experience


Pre-Conference

Pre-Conference
Sunday, November 13, 2022

In addition to our general conference lecture offerings, CURRENTS will also host a pre-conference consisting of two half-day and two full-day lectures. These lectures are separate events which are not included in the general conference tuition and may be registered for either alongside the general conference or, if you are unable to attend the general conference, as standalone events.

Note: You will have the opportunity to add a Pre-Conference option to your General Conference selection during checkout.

 

Nurse Executive Exam Cram (Basic) - (Full-Day)

Date/Time: Sun, Nov 13, 2022 - 08:00A to 05:00P (EST)
Speaker(s): Julie Bacon MSN-HCSM, RNC-LRN, NE-BC, CPN, CPEN, C-NPT, RN-BC
Contact Hours: 7.5
Tuition:
 $195.00 (Per Person)

Course Overview:

The Nurse Executive Exam Cram (Basic) is designed to provide an overview of those subjects that are included in the ANCC certification exam. Subjects covered include: professional practice, with focus on nursing theory, research, quality improvement, process improvement, change theory and ethics. Healthcare economics is reviewed, as well as the healthcare environment. Lastly, delivery of care including: regulatory, process outcome, Magnet recognition, benchmarking, charts and graphs are described. The course is a fast-paced, intense presentation, and review of the exam blueprint along with preliminary study is recommended prior to attending. After attending, participants are encouraged to create a study plan individualized to meet their needs to successfully pass this exam.


 

Everything Cardiac - (Full Day)

Date/Time: Sun, Nov 13, 2022 - 08:00A to 05:00P (EST)
Speaker(s): Kristen Luttenberger MSN, RN, CCRN-CMC, PCCN, APN-C
Contact Hours: 7.5
Tuition:
 $195.00 (Per Person)

Course Overview:

This session provides a clinically applicable review of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, cardiac assessment, cardiovascular pharmacology and interventions based on current guidelines for heart failure, acute coronary syndromes and atrial fibrillation. These clinically useful tips of assessment techniques, 12-Lead ECG interpretation, and medication utilization can be applied in any clinical setting where the bedside RN or cardiology APN have cardiac patients under their care. Take your knowledge of cardiovascular patient care to a higher level and improve outcomes for your patients.


 

Shining Your Light Again: Resiliency Training/Compassion Fatigue - (Half-Day)*

Date/Time: Sun, Nov 13, 2022 - 08:00A to 12:00P (EST)
Speaker(s): Nancy Mannion DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN
Contact Hours: 3.75
Tuition:
 $95.00 (Per Person)

Course Overview:

The participants will explore a wide variety of information and skills to help combat chronic stress that leads to compassion fatigue. Participants will learn to develop professional resiliency skills to maximally function under the increasingly difficult and stressful demands of their work environments.


 

Fall Down, Go Boom: Biomechanics and Traumatic Injuries - (Half-Day)*

Date/Time: Sun, Nov 13, 2022 - 01:00P to 05:00P (EST)
Speaker(s): Jeff Solheim MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN
Contact Hours: 3.75
Tuition:
 $95.00 (Per Person)

Course Overview:

Traumatic injuries can be anticipated by understanding the mechanism of injury the patient experienced. This session will review various mechanisms of injury and the types of injuries that result from those mechanisms. Mechanisms of injury to be covered will include frontal crashes, side-impact crashes, rear-end crashes, rollover incidents, vehicle ejection, bicycle crashes, motorcycle crashes, auto-vs.-pedestrian incidents and falls. The session includes numerous videos in which participants can visualize various mechanisms of injury. This session is designed for all healthcare workers who care for traumatically injured patients.
 

*Add both half-day options to create your own full-day!

General Conference

General Conference
Monday, November 14 - Wednesday, November 16

Daily Overview

Registration: 7:00 am - 7:30 am*
General Conference Sessions: 7:30 am - 3:45 pm (sessions run concurrently after 8:55 am)
Fast Track Sessions: 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm (half-hour lectures, choose one of three concurrent sessions)
Adjourn: 3:45 pm
Download Full Agenda

*Early signin will also be available Sunday, November 13, from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

General Conference (Day 1)

Date/Time: Mon, Nov 14, 2022 - 07:30A to 03:45P (EST)
Contact Hours: 6


 

General Conference (Day 2)

Date/Time: Tue, Nov 15, 2022 - 07:30A to 03:45P (EST)
Contact Hours: 6


 

General Conference (Day 3)

Date/Time: Wed, Nov 16, 2022 - 07:30A to 03:45P (EST)
Contact Hours: 6

Tuition Details

Tuition Details

Note: You will have the opportunity to add a Pre-Conference and/or Group Events option to your General Conference selection during checkout.

Tuition Includes

CE Certificate, handout of all lecture outlines, digital access to lecture PowerPoint presentations, tote bag & refreshment breaks.

Pre-Conference

Sunday, November 13, 2022

  • $195 - Nurse Executive Exam Cram (Basic) (Full-Day)
  • $195 - Everything Cardiac (Full Day)
  • $99 - Shining Your Light Again: Resiliency Training/Compassion Fatigue (Half-Day)
  • $99 - Fall Down, Go Boom: Biomechanics and Traumatic Injuries (Half-Day)
  • $198 - Attend Both Half-Days

General Conference

Monday, November 14 - Wednesday, November 16

  • $399 - General Conference - Individual Rate (All 3 Days) Early-Bird Rate Ends 08/26/2022
    $449 - General Conference - Individual Rate (All 3 Days) Early-Bird Rate Ends 10/21/2022
    $480 - General Conference - Individual Rate (All 3 Days)
  • $369 - General Conference - Group Rate 4+ (All 3 Days) Group Name Required
  • $369 - General Conference - Military Rate (All 3 Days)
  • $195 - General Conference - Individual Rate (Day 1 Only)
  • $195 - General Conference - Individual Rate (Day 2 Only)
  • $195 - General Conference - Individual Rate (Day 3 Only)

Group Events

  • $25 - S'more Time with the Speakers (Networking Event) 11/14/2022
  • $20 - Bus Loop 11/14/2022
  • $20 - Bus Loop 11/15/2022

Walk-In Fee

As long as space is available, you can register the day of the seminar with an additional walk-in fee of $25. Please note that only cash, money orders, credit cards and hospital checks are accepted at the door. Personal checks are not accepted.

Cancellation Policy

 Cancel on or before October 22, 2022, to receive a full
refund, minus a 10% processing fee, to your original payment method. After
October 22, 2022, no refunds will be issued. Substitutions will be accepted.
Registrants who do not cancel in advance and do not attend are responsible
for full tuition. In the rare event that MED-ED must cancel, MED-ED’s liability is limited to tuition.
 

Resort Information

Omni Resort
Amelia Island | Florida


Reserve Your Room Today!

Group Code: MED-ED
 Reserve Online: Hotel | Villas
Toll Free: (888) 261-6161
Local: (904) 261-6161

Nestled on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island off the Florida coast, this beautiful resort offers luxurious oceanfront accommodations with unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class resort pools, championship golf, and a full-service spa. Whether you prefer to stroll 3.5 miles of pristine beach, spend the day kayaking through Amelia Island’s preserved marshlands or tee off on one of our award-winning golf courses, you’ll never run out of adventure in this idyllic destination.

Group Room Rates (Mention Group Code MED-ED)

  • $220 - Oceanfront in Hotel or Sandcastle Villa
  • $319 - 2-bedroom Nature View Villa
  • $399 - 3-bedroom Nature View Villa
  • $399 - 2-bedroom Oceanfront Villa
  • $469 - 3-bedroom Oceanfront Villa
Corner Suite Corner Suite Sitting Area End Suite End Suite Bathroom
Sunrise double Queen Presidential Suite

 

Group Events

Choose One or Both Group Options!

Note: You will have the opportunity to add a Group Event option to your General Conference selection during checkout.

S'more Time with the Speakers (Networking Event)

Date/Time: Mon, Nov 14, 2022 - 07:30P to 09:30P (EST)
Location: Omni Amelia Island Resort
Tickets: $25.00 (Per Person - Limited Space Available)

On Monday evening, network with conference speakers and your colleagues at 2 beach bonfires complete with a s'more snack and games like cornhole, ladder ball and bocce. Cash bar.


Bus Loop

Date/Time: 
Mon, Nov 14, 2022 - 04:30P to 09:00P (EST)
Tues, Nov 15, 2022 - 04:45P to 10:00P (EST)
Tickets: $20.00 (Per Day/Person)

On Monday and Tuesday take advantage of a bus loop from the Omni Amelia Island Resort to and from the Main Street District of San Fernandina beach. This historic downtown offers shops, restaurants and bars, sightseeing, beautiful sunsets and more! Tickets are available to conference attendees only. 

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39 Beach Lagoon Rd, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034, United States
(888) 261-6161
www.omnihotels.com

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