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Welcome to the Adirondack Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Objectives for this program: Identify Mission Statements of AACN.

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3 Welcome to the Adirondack Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Objectives for this program: Identify Mission Statements of AACN and ADK AACN Describe at least two chapter committees Identify Chapter officers and Board members

4 AACN’S VALUES Mission: Patients and their families rely on nurses at the most vulnerable times of their lives. Acute and critical care nurses rely on AACN for expert knowledge and the influence to fulfill their promise to patients and their families. AACN drives excellence because nothing less is acceptable.

5 AACN’S VISION Vision: AACN is dedicated to creating a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and families where acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution.

6 Values: As AACN works to promote its mission and vision, it is guided by values that are rooted in, and arise from, the Association’s history, traditions and culture. AACN, its members, volunteers and staff will honor the following: Ethical accountability and integrity in relationships, organizational decisions and stewardship of resources. Leadership to enable individuals to make their optimal contribution through lifelong learning, critical thinking and inquiry. Excellence and innovation at every level of the organization to advance the profession. Collaboration to ensure quality patient-and family-focused care.

7 FOCUS THE FLAME PRESENTATION

8 A bright flame casts its warm glow, radiating the brilliance of excellence in every direction as it rises from the blues and greens of a turbulent sea, revealing familiar shapes — a ship, a labyrinth and what could be large raindrops or perhaps tears — surrounded by predictable patterns and lines amid the disarray. The sea represents the healthcare environment. Two hands become a flame that, in turn, assumes the shape of a human figure — a nurse lifted by the upturned hands of the flame’s spark. Caring hands support and celebrate the nurse, but neither the hands nor the nurse are engulfed by the flame. Instead, the hands arise from the flame to summon and direct its power toward the nurse’s heroic figure, which holds a prize — a single lick of flame incised with a heart to represent the nurse’s focused passion. Teri Lynn Kiss, AACN President The story behind the flame

9 F.I.R.E. “F-I-R-E — Fearlessness. Inquiry. Resilience. Engagement. — is an acronym reminding us that caring for our internal flame and focusing it are not optional,” Kiss explains. “F-I-R-E places front of mind the qualities required to care for our flame so we can focus on achieving our mission of driving excellence, because nothing less is acceptable.” Teri Lynn Kiss, AACN President

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11 ADIRONDACK AACN CHAPTER LAYOUT SecretaryPresidentTreasurer Membership, Nomination, Publication, Education, Community Service, Audit, Immediate past officers

12 Education Committee Reports to Officers. Meeting minutes to Secretary. Communicates with Publications. Focus: Arrange CE programs of interest to members. Conduct a yearly education needs/interest assessment. Compile results. Identify speakers for priority topics identified in needs assessment. Preference to presentations with CE credit. Consult with Officers if presentation fee without sponsor.

13 Education Committee Solicit sponsors for the program venue costs and/or refreshments. If uncovered expenses, consult with Officers. Reserve program venue and order refreshments if not done by sponsor. Submit for CE credit for the program when possible. Identify if program venue has Wi-Fi connection, screen, projector, etc.. See program planning form. Complete program advertisement form and submit to Publications Committee 6 weeks prior to presentation, minimum 4 weeks.

14 Membership Committee Reports to Officers. Meeting minutes to Secretary. Collaborates with Publications. Focus: Public relations - promoting the chapter through marketing and recruitment Solicit hospital liaisons to distribute chapter meeting and program notices and newsletter

15 Publications Committee Reports to Officers. Meeting minutes to Secretary. Collaborate with all committees to collect information of interest to membership. Focus: Develop monthly newsletter. Maintain AACN chapter website and Facebook page. Create program flyers/brochures.

16 Nominations Committee Reports to Officers. Meeting minutes to Secretary. Focus: Promote member participation in Chapter. Identify interested members for chair/committee positions. Solicit nominees for office via open call for nominations. Create election ballot. Notify membership of election and conduct voting and tally.

17 Community Service Committee Reports to Officers. Meeting minutes to Secretary. Communicates with Publications. Focus: Identify and coordinate participation in community events and volunteer opportunities. Identify fundraising methods and recipients for donations.

18 Audit Committee Reports to Officers. Meeting minutes to Secretary. Comes together in June to perform the annual chapter financial audit.

19 Interested in a committee? us at: OR Talk with an officer or board member **This year we will be offering Contact hours those who are active within a committee. **

20 Needs Assessment data

21 Years as an RN

22 Needs Assessment data

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26 Needs Assessment THE Facts Sent to 75 chapter members, 14 participated Sent via and Facebook.

27 GOALS Increased chapter membership by 30% Increase chapter member participation by 15% Participate in one community outreach program Offer life time membership for a distinguished chapter, The details of this are still being written and will be available at our December Program.

28 EVENTS October/November- “Diabetes education coordinated by Jane Falvo. Exact date and location coming soon. December 9 th, Century House Latham, N.Y. Price coming soon o Dr. Paul Denvir, “Communication” February 12 th, 2015 –Franklin Terrace Ballroom, Campbell Ave, Troy, N.Y. Price coming soon o Dr. Scott Beegle, Topic being developed. April 9 th, Acute and Critical Care Summit, Century House, Latham, N.Y. Price coming soon o Mary Ellen Plass, RN- Leadership o Meghan McCarthy, RN, Anesthesia emergencies o Joe Santiago, RN, Inter-facility transports of the critically ill June 11 th, Jean Colaneri Topic being developed Dates and venues are confirmed for the year, topics and speakers are subject to change, The listed speakers are confirmed for this year so far.


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