AAACN Highlights Telehealth Annual Conference Content

Telehealth nursing continues to be one of the fastest-growing areas of health care.  To keep nurses informed of the latest advances, the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) is offering a broad slate of telehealth courses at its 34th Annual Conference, March 26-30, 2009, at the Philadelphia Marriott in Philadelphia, PA.

The conference will feature education sessions tailored specifically to nurses practicing and managing telehealth or telephone triage in clinics, physician offices, emergency rooms, call centers, and other ambulatory settings.

“Telehealth nursing is the successful marriage of technology and nursing care,” said AAACN President Karen Griffin, MSN, RN, CNAA.  “Patients want health care providers to respond quickly to their needs, and telehealth nurses are able to deliver care rapidly and efficiently.  This is why telehealth nursing has generated so much interest and excitement.”

Conference topics include:

  • Critical thinking and telephone triage
  • Hiring the best candidates for your telehealth position
  • Building healthy communities one caller at a time
  • Essential components of telephone nursing
  • Implementing telephone triage in the primary care setting
  • Telehealth nursing practice core course (TNPCC)