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Emergency Nurses Association Announces Corporate Sponsors for Annual Conference

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today announced the corporate sponsors for the ENA Annual Conference to be held in San Diego, from September 11-15, 2012.

This year's Strategic Sponsors are Stryker and Vidacare; the Strategic Supporters are Blue Jay Consulting and Hill-Rom; the Annual Conference Sponsor is FreemanWhite ED Design Team; and the Annual Conference Supporters are Gebauer Company, Nurses Service Organization (NSO), and Physio-Control Inc.

"Nurses have an important and a growing role in shaping and guiding our health care system and transforming care delivery," said Gail Lenehan, EdD, MSN, RN FAEN, FAAN, President of ENA. "Emergency nurses bring an important perspective about products and services in the busy world of emergency care. At this year's conference we will come together and become even stronger advocates for our patients and help lead the transformation of health care with the best, most cost-effective strategies for emergency patients."

This year's conference, with the theme Refresh, Revitalize, Invigorate will provide attendees with the opportunity to share common challenges and best practices with other emergency nurses. Refresh, Revitalize, Invigorate will feature in-depth reviews of national issues facing emergency care professionals, educational sessions on patient care and practice issues and an exhibit hall featuring a wealth of suppliers of products and services for the emergency care environment.

About the ENA 2012 Strategic Sponsors:
Stryker Medical designs, manufactures, sells and services specialty patient care and handling equipment for health care providers. Stryker Medical's innovative and easy-to-use products include stretchers, lateral transfer devices, temperature management solutions, support surfaces and furniture as well as ambulance cots and evacuation chairs for the emergency medical services industry. For more information, please visit www.stryker.com/medical.

Vidacare Corporation's EZ-IO® Vascular Access System provides immediate vascular access for the delivery of essential fluids using the intraosseous (inside the bone) space when traditional IVs are difficult in urgent situations. The EZ-IO® is recognized as the technology standard for intraosseous access and has been inserted in over 350,000 patients worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vidacare.com.

About the 2012 ENA Strategic Supporters:
Blue Jay Consulting is a team of nationally recognized emergency department leaders who improve processes, provide enhanced interim leadership or develop a combination of the two. We implement solutions with quantifiable results and tackle each project with a hands-on, in-the-trenches approach. We're dedicated to the quality of emergency care. For more information, please visit www.bluejayconsulting.com.

Hill-Rom has set the standard for high performing, intelligent bed systems and has more than a million hospital beds of all types in use around the world. Hill-Rom is also a leading manufacturer and provider of medical technologies and services for the healthcare industry, including patient support systems, non-invasive therapeutic products, medical equipment rentals and information technology solutions. For more information, visit www.hill-rom.com.

About the 2012 ENA Annual Conference Sponsor:
FreemanWhite ED Design Team has more ED experience than any other firm in the country, and our specialized ED design team provides unparalleled expertise in ED operations, planning and design. Using a holistic planning approach that integrates your clinical team into the design process, we focus on operations, facilities and technology to deliver the best ED design solution.   With a focus on lean processes, FreemanWhite specializes in developing the most efficient EDs possible. Our ED Team is comprised of emergency care professionals, process improvement specialists, architectural designers and equipment planners with international experience. For more information, visit www.freemanwhite.com.

About the 2012 ENA Annual Conference Supporters:
Gebauer Company provides Patient Comfort Solutions™. The company manufactures and markets topical anesthetic skin refrigerants used for controlling pain associated with injections, venipuncture, starting IV's and minor surgical procedures. Gebauer's Pain Ease® is non-flammable and can be used on minor open wounds and intact oral mucous membranes. For more information, visit www.gebauer.com.

Nurses Service Organization (NSO) For 35 years, Nurses Service Organization (NSO) has been protecting nursing professionals so they can concentrate on the health of their patients. Over 650,000 nurses safeguard their careers with Nurses' Professional Liability Insurance through NSO, making us the nation's #1 provider of medical malpractice coverage for nurses. For more information, visit www.nso.com.

Physio-Control, Inc. has been developing technologies and designing devices that are legendary among first response professionals for over 50 years. The LIFEPAK® defibrillator/monitors and automated external defibrillators set the standard for quality and reliability and are used by more emergency medical services than any other brand. Physio-Control continues to lead the industry through innovation and advanced technology. For more information, visit www.physio-control.com.

For more information about the ENA Annual Conference, visit the ENA website at www.ena.org.

About the Emergency Nurses Association:
ENA is the only professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing and emergency care through advocacy, expertise, innovation and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA develops and disseminates education and practice standards and guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and public entities regarding emergency nurses and their practice. Additional information is available at ENA's Web site www.ena.org.

SOURCE Emergency Nurses Association



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