SSP Activities

Getting the Most Out of Learning Hall Activities at Congress 2016

By Christopher Pirschel, ONS Staff Writer If you’ve attended Congress in the past, you’ve likely seen the conference hall peppered with corporate booths and company displays, staffed by smiling exhibitors. In fact, Congress is home to over 200 companies and corporate supporters that provide educational exhibits and activities for Congress attendees. This year, you will see many […]

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Congress 101

Congress 101 Isn’t Just for First-Time Attendees

By Anne Kolenic, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, 2015–2016 ONS Congress Content Planning Team chair What is an industry-sponsored event? How do I fill out my evaluation and obtain my continuing education hours? What do I do in the Learning Hall? Since I created my schedule online, does that mean I have a reserved seat for those […]

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Fun Run

Run or Walk for a Reason at Congress

Participants the 2015 Fun Run celebrating at the finish line. By Ben Becze, CFRE, ONS Foundation Director of Development From navigating the Learning Hall, to the paths from your hotel to the convention center, and even strolling along the beautiful San Antonio River Walk, you will certainly have no problem getting in your steps in each day […]

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March Madness

Get in on the Election Madness

photo credit: Greenville, SC Republican debate at the Peace Center for the performing arts via photopin (license) By Alec Stone, MA, MPA, ONS Director of Health Policy March always brings a certain madness. People are wearing t-shirts, putting together office pools, and talking about their favorite team. That’s right, it’s the Presidential election season. We begin […]

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Complex Care

Simulation Clinics: Encouraging a Culture of Safety and Best Practice

By Nancy Corbitt, BSN, RN, OCN®, CRNI We all want to keep our patients safe and provide the best care possible, right? I know the answer is yes. Using simulation allows learners to experience best practices in a controlled setting without fear of harming patients. Simulation encourages attendees to experience firsthand situations that may come […]

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Two Ends

Caring For Patients at Every Age

By Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN Cancer is possible at any age, however it is most common in the fifth and sixth decades of life. Many of us think of ourselves as caring for adult patients (unless you’re a pediatric nurse) and lump everyone into the same life stage, irrespective of the actual age of […]

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