Title:   Prone Positioning: The Why and the How to Safely Position Patients Prone


      Speaker:  Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FCNS, FAAN

Contact Hours: 1.0 hour*, 1.0 CERP Category A**


Learner Objectives:

  • Explain the physiologic rationale for improved oxygenation and reduced lung injury with the prone position in patients with severe ARDS.

  • Discuss the various strategies to prone patients in times of crisis.

  • Identify evidence-based strategies for determining when to turn, how long to remain prone while preventing airway and pressure injury complications.

  • Determine the indications for and strategies to facilitate awake prone position for non-intubated patients.

            Title:   Abstract Writing Essentials: The Fundamentals for Writing an Abstract for a National Conference


      Speaker:  Petra Grami, DNP, RN NE-BC, CVRN

                         University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

                                      Director of Specialty Services

Contact Hours: 1.0 hour*, 1.0 CERP Category B**


Learner Objectives:

  • Discuss common barriers to writing and submitting an abstract for a presentation

  • Describe the process for abstract submission

  • State the essential elements of an abstract

  • Describe steps to create a poster for presentation



 Date/Time: November 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm



*This nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) activity was approved by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Learners must attend 100% of activity, and submit a completed evaluation form in order to receive NCPD credit.

**Providing access to an educational activity does not imply endorsement by AACN of the content or any products mentioned. Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) are recognized by the AACN Certification Corporation to fulfill educational requirements for certification.


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