Emergency Nurses Association Announces Corporate Supporters for 2009 Annual Conference

DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today announced the corporate supporters for the 2009 ENA Annual Conference to be held in Baltimore, Maryland on October 7-10, 2009.

This year's Annual Conference Sponsors are Ethicon, Inc., GE Healthcare, and Vidacare; and the Annual Conference Supporters are Catholic Healthcare West and Gebauer Company.

"We are so pleased that these companies have chosen to support emergency nurses from across the country through their sponsorship of the 2009 ENA Annual Conference," said William T. Briggs, RN, MSN, CEN, FAEN, 2009 ENA President. "Each of these companies has shown their commitment to improved patient care through their support of this meeting. By supporting the Annual Conference, each of these companies is directly contributing to the continued improvement of emergency care."

The 2009 ENA Annual Conference will explore the conference theme, STAT: Strengthen, Transform, and Transcend, with in-depth reviews of national issues facing emergency care professionals, professional development sessions on career and management issues and an exhibit hall featuring a plethora of suppliers of products and services for the emergency care environment.

About the 2009 Annual Conference Sponsors:

ETHICON, INC, has been a leader in surgical sutures for more than 100 years. With innovative technologies such as DERMABOND(R) Topical Skin Adhesive, Plus Antibacterial Sutures and FlexHD(R) Acellular Hydrated Dermis, ETHICON is focused on the specific needs of the surgeon, nurse, patient and hospital.

GE HEALTHCARE provides medical technologies and services for patient care. Its expertise includes medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, and performance improvement. GE Healthcare enables a new "early health" model of care focused on earlier diagnosis, pre-symptomatic disease detection and disease prevention.

VIDACARE is a San Antonio based medical device company leading the way in innovative intraosseous infusion devices. Vidacare has developed a handheld battery-powered intraosseous infusion device that allows pre-hospital and emergency room paramedics, nurses and doctors to rapidly administer lifesaving drugs and fluids when traditional vascular access is not possible. The EZ-IO((R)) Product System - your solution to immediate vascular access.

For more information about the ENA 2009 Annual Conference, visit the ENA website at www.ena.org.

About the Emergency Nurses Association

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 serves as the voice of more than 32,000 members and their patients through research, publications, professional development, injury prevention, and patient education. Additional information is available at ENA's Web site, at www.ena.org.

SOURCE Emergency Nurses Association



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