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Nurses can talk with healthcare recruiters, earn up to four continuing education credits, and have a chance to win numerous prizes at the Nursing Spectrum career fair April 22 at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md.

Five different CE seminars, beginning at 8:30 a.m., will be available to nurses on a variety of useful topics.

For information, log on to and click on the Events tab, or call 703-237-6515.

Brett Dodd, RN

The Trauma Triad of Death
8:30 to 10 a.m.

The combination of hypothermia, acidosis, and coagulopathy poses a potentially lethal threat to every trauma patient.

Allen C. Wolfe, RN, MSN, CCRN, CFRN, and Brett Dodd, RN, CEN, CFRN, CCRN, of Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., will discuss the relationship between all three conditions and the importance of nursing assessment and intervention in the diagnosis and patient management.

Nurses also will learn about the role of blood administration in resuscitation.

Vicki Hess, RN

SHIFT to Professional Paradise: 5 Steps to Less Stress, More Energy & Remarkable Results at Work
8:30 to 10 a.m.

Nurses can’t change the state of healthcare, but they can change their state of mind about working in healthcare.

In a lively, interactive workshop, author, consultant, and speaker Vicki Hess, RN, CSP, will talk about how nurses can be their own Chief Paradise Officer and will provide them with tools for creating their own Professional Paradise.

A Professional Paradise is way more than a “feel-good” concept. Nurses will learn the steps that lead to remarkable results and job satisfaction — no matter what is going on around them.

Because after all, who wouldn’t want to work in Professional Paradise?

Richard Verstraete, RN

Cardiac Rx: Statins, Stents, or Surgery?
Noon to 1 p.m.

Bypass surgery no longer is the only alternative treatment for heart disease, says Washington Hospital Center’s Richard Verstraete, RN, MA, CCRN, who will discuss the dramatic changes in treatment over the past 10 years.

Verstraete will discuss statin drugs, drug-eluting stents, how far treatments have come, and the future of treating heart disease.

Velma Henderson, RN

Nurse on Nurse Violence
Noon to 1 p.m.

Velma Henderson, RN, MS, CNAA, BC, will assist nurses in identifying the etiology and consequences of lateral hostility in nursing and provide them with strategies to halt the cycle.

The presentation will include a discussion of how destructive nurse on nurse violence can be to all involved, while teaching nurses strategies to recognize and end hostility, with a special emphasis on nurturing new nurses.

Cynthia Saver, RN

Are You a Blue? Understanding Communication Styles
2 to 3 p.m.

Studies have shown poor communication is linked to negative patient outcomes and staff distress.

Cynthia Saver, RN, MS, will help nurses learn the “color” of their communication style, strategies for communicating effectively, and a simple tool to help RNs structure difficult conversations.

For information on the event, log on to

Barry Bottino is managing editor of the DC/Maryland/Virginia edition of Nursing Spectrum.

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