DES PLAINES, Ill., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today announced the corporate sponsors for the ENA Leadership Conference to be held in New Orleans on February 22-26, 2012.
This year's Strategic Sponsors are Stryker and Vidacare; the Strategic Supporter is Hill-Rom; the Leadership Conference Sponsor is FreemanWhite ED Design Team, and the Leadership Conference Supporters are Gebauer Company, and Physio-Control.
"Emergency nurses are leaders in their institutions, in their communities and in the health care community," said ENA president Gail Lenehan, EdD, MSN, RN, FAEN, FAAN. "As emergency nursing leaders, Emergency Nurses Association members are meeting in New Orleans not only to discuss the future of patient care, but also to enhance our leadership skills so that we can be the strongest advocates possible for our patients and our profession."
This year's conference, with the theme Illuminate & Empower will provide attendees with not only industry-leading, evidence-based education, but also the opportunity to share common challenges and best practices with other emergency nurses. Illuminate & Empower 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 plethora 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 innovating 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.
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. 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 Supporter:
Hill Rom is 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 Leadership Conference Sponsor:
FreemanWhite is the only firm in the country with a specialized team focused on ED operations, planning and designing. FreemanWhite's ED Team includes emergency care professionals, process improvement specialists, architectural designers and equipment planners that have national experience in developing the most efficient EDs possible.
About the 2012 ENA Leadership Conference Supporters:
Gebauer Company provides Patient Comfort Solutions™. The company manufactures and markets topical skin refrigerant sprays used for controlling pain associated with injections, venipuncture, starting IVs and minor surgical procedures. Gebauer's Pain Ease® is non-flammable and can be used on minor open wounds and oral mucous membranes. For more information, visit www.gebauer.com.
Physio-Control, Inc. LIFEPAK® defibrillator/monitors and automated external defibrillators set the standard for quality and reliability and are used by more physicians, hospitals and 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 Leadership Conference, visit the ENA website at www.ena.org.
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 40,000 members and their patients through research, publications, professional development, injury prevention and patient education. Additional information is available at ENA's website www.ena.org.
SOURCE Emergency Nurses Association