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Northern Illinois Chapter of AACN

NIAACN 2018 Fall Symposium

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Rockford
200 South Bell School Road
Rockford, IL 61108

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:30am CT - 3:30pm CT
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200 South Bell School Road, Rockford, IL 61108



Hemodynamics and Pharmacology Bootcamp


Morning presenter: Cheryl Herrmann RN, APN, CCRN, CCNS-CSC-CMC


Additional Information

Hemodynamics and Pharmacology Bootcamp

For building Critical Thinking Skills for working in Adult Critical Care units. Relate Hemodynamics to Preload- Afterload and Contractility for managements of the Cardiac patient we all see in our practice


  • Preparing for the: CCRN exam
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)

Designed for the certification for nurses who provide direct patient care to acutely/critically ill adults patients

Cardiac Surgical Certification Exam (CSC)

Designed for certified nurses currently working in areas such as cardiovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery or Postanesthesia care units

Cardiac Medicine Certification Exam (CMC)

Designed for certified nurses currently practicing in areas such as CCU, combined CCU/ICU, medical ICU, telemetry, progressive care, heart failure clinics/home care, interventional cardiology, cardiac catheterization labs, and/or electrophysiology units.

*Additional presentations are being finalized for the afternoon sessions   Radisson Hotel and Conference Center 200 S. Bell School RD, Rockford IL. 10 room have been blocked by NIAACN @ $129 a night for those that wish to enjoy the Rockford Hospitality

Event Agenda

NIAACN 2018 Fall Symposium

Event Agenda

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:30am CT - 3:30pm CT

All times listed in Central Time (US & Canada).
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

  • 7:00am - 7:30am

    Registration & Vendors Continental Breakfast

  • 7:30am - 7:45am


  • 7:45am - 9:15am

    Hemodynamics & Pharmacology Boot Camp*

    Cheryl Herrmann, RN, APN, CCRN, CCNS, CSC-CMC

  • 9:15am - 9:45am

    BREAK & Vendors

  • 9:45am - 11:00am

    H & PBC* cont.

  • 11:00am - 12:00pm

    LUNCH & Vendors

  • 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    H &PBC* cont.

  • 1:15pm - 1:30pm


  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm

    Reducing the Risks of PTSD for Patients & Nurses

    Karandeep Singh, MD / Ketogenic Diet, Pros & Cons & Meditation; Jennis Iruke, MD/Dealing With Stress Through Holistic Means Discussion, Q & A with both physicians

  • 3:30pm - 3:45pm

    Evaluation & CERPS