Nancy Blake, PhD, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is a Nursing Director at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She has held that role for over 20 years. She has been an active member in the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) both at the local and national level. She was on the national board of directors from 2003 to 2006. Prior to that, she was the LA AACN Chapter President. Blake is a nationally recognized speaker, and her work has been widely published. She has been involved in work groups and large grants setting standards for pediatric disaster preparedness at the local, state, and federal level. She is involved in the AAMI HTSI Alarm and Infusion Management Committees and the Alarm Standards Committee. She received her BSN from Mount Saint Mary’s College, she received her MN and PhD in nursing at UCLA. She was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in October of 2013.