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This program is designed for nurses who work in areas where

critically ill and high acuity patients are cared for. It will
address topics related to current issues and practices in the
critical care setting. The goal of this symposium is to enhance
the professional nurses’ knowledge base in the ever
expanding and changing world of critical care nursing. We
also welcome nurses from areas outside of critical care such


As listed on the registration form. Fees include continental
breakfast, lunch and vendor exhibits. Your cancelled check is
your receipt and registration will be confirmed via email. For
information or specific dietary requests for lunch call (818)
645-4252 E-Mail:
National AACN members are invited to become a local
SFVAACN Chapter member for $25.00 annual dues in
order to qualify for SFVAACN membership discount.

Continuing Education Credit

Provider No. 00124 as approved by the California Board of
Registered Nurses for 7.0 hours of CNE credit.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Refunds are issued, less a $25.00 processing fee, if
cancellations are received before March 18, 2015. No
refunds will be given after this date. We reserve the right to
make necessary changes to the agenda and to cancel the
program by phone or email no later than 3 working days prior
to the program.

Late Fee: Additional fee of $25.00 for registrations
postmarked after March 18, 2015 and for on- site

Chapter Membership is open to Nurses
who are members of “National AACN”

San Fernando Valley Chapter
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Post Office Box 8444
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Program Description

Kindle the Fire...inquire...engage

San Fernando Valley
41st Annual
Spring Symposium


Wednesday & Thursday
March 25 & 26, 2015
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Local chapter dues are $25.00 annually. Forms for
SFVAACN membership will be available at the
symposium. SFVAACN meets the 2nd Thursday of the
month at 7pm for discussion of business and
professional activities. All members are welcome.

Keynote by:
Mr. Dave Hanson, MSN, RN,
Regional Director at
Providence Health & Services
President AACN 2007-2008

The Odyssey Restaurant
15600 Odyssey Drive
Granada Hills, Ca 91344
Tel.# 818- 366- 6444
or 818- 366- 5817

0750- 0800

Sue Boryk, BSN, RN, CCRN
President SFV Chapter

0750 – 0800

Sue Boryk, BSN, RN, CCRN
President SFV Chapter

0800- 0900

Keynote: The Power of One
Dave Hanson MSN, RN,ACNS-BC,
NEA-BC, President AACN ’07-08
Providence Health & Services

0800 –1000

Pain -Agitation-Delirium
(PAD) Guidelines
Maryum Merchant, MD
Los Robles Hosp. & Med. Ctr.


Dealing with Difficult Families
Susan Stein, MD, Critical Care
UCLA-Olive View Med. Ctr.

1000 –1030

Coffee Break, Exhibits

1030 –1130

Post-Extubation Dysphagia –
Considerations for the Critical Care Nurse
Marsha G. Zak PhD – CCC,
Speech & Language Pathologist
Los Robles Hosp. & Med. Ctr.

1130 – 1300

Lunch & Exhibits

1300 –1400

State of the Art Treatments in
Interventional Cardiology
Vishva Dev. MD
Medical Director CVS
Los Robles Hosp. & Med. Ctr.

1400 –1500

Current Trends in Critical Care
Suzette Cardin DNSc, RN
Adjunct Ass. Prof. UCLA Sch. of Nursing

Coffee Break, Exhibits

1030- 1130

Deep Brain Stimulation
Pamela Nye MS, RN, CNS,
Ass. Prof. UCLA School of Nursing

1130 –1300

Lunch & Exhibits

1300- 1400

Interventional Neuroradiology
Techniques for the Treatment of
Samuel Hou, MD, PhD
Los Robles Hosp. & Med. Ctr.

1400 –1500

Sidewalk CPR
Debbie Licht RN, MICN, PDLN
Los Robles Hosp. & Med. Ctr.

1500 –1515


1500 – 1515


1515 – 1615

Female Nurses’ Perception of Their
Own Risk for Cardiovascular
Sandra Wisler, MSN, RN, CCRN
Providence Holy Cross Med. Ctr.

1515 – 1615

Medical Ethics / Moral Distress at the
Theresa Drought, PhD, RN
Medical Bioethics Director
Kaiser, Woodland Hills


Post Test/Evaluation.

1615– 1630

Post Test/Evaluation


7.0 hours of CEU for Day 1

7.0 hours of CEU for Day 2
Classroom is air-conditioned; dress accordingly



Make checks payable to SFVAACN and Mail to: SFVAACN c/o Nene Ruelo
17414 Martha St.
Encino, CA 91316
*On line registration is available for AACN members at

Registration and Exhibits

Local AACN Chapter Member #
Both days 3/25 & 3/26: $ 130.00
! 3/25: $ 95.00 ! 3/26: $ 95.00
General / Non-Member ! Both days 3/25 & 3/26: $ 160.00
! 3/25: $ 110.00 ! 3/26: $ 110.00

0730 – 0750

FEE: Please check one:


SFVAACN Spring Symposium

0730- 0750

Kindle the Fire…inquire…engage 2015
Wednesday, March 25 & Thursday, March 26, 2015
Professional License # (Mandatory)_____________________________
Zip Code ________________
E-Mail Address:
Employer: _________________________

Program Agenda
March 26, 2015

Program Agenda
March 25, 2015