She actually is director of professional resources and leadership advancement at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas Town, Mo., and served simply because AACN's 2008-09 national president. Through AACN CSI Academy, we engage the already exceptional nurses in the Raleigh-Durham area to help expand develop their leadership abilities and competencies by focusing on improving patient outcomes, she said.‘Mile for mile, ATVs are thousands of times more dangerous than automobiles,’ she said. A lot more than 60 % of the ATV-related deaths occurred while children or teens had been riding on roads, which the vehicles aren’t designed to do. Adolescents comprised the largest proportion of road-related ATV deaths. Passenger riding was the largest age-specific risk element for the youngest kids. Among children under 6 years aged, 75 % of deaths involved riding as a passenger on ATVs, usually operated by adults. ‘Parents and grandparents providing children a ride have to understand they are placing their cherished one at significant risk for damage,’ Denning said. ‘Also going at low speeds, crashes have happened.’ Finally, Denning said more than half of all ATV-related injuries and deaths involved head injuries.