Emergency Nurses Convene in Nashville's "Music City" for the 2013 Emergency Nurses Association Annual Conference

Sep 16, 2013, 18:21 ET from Emergency Nurses Association

2700 Emergency nurses and allied emergency professionals gather for continuing education, as well as the opportunity to discuss hot topics, best practices, and issues related to national and local emergency nursing

DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) will host its Annual Conference Sept. 19-21 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Three prestigious national speakers will be featured as well as continuing education sessions for emergency nurses:

  • New York Times best-selling author and Food Network personality Chef Jeff Henderson will open Thursday at 1:15 pm with a keynote address about the Power of Potential and his inspiring journey from incarcerated street criminal to award-winning chef and author.
  • U.S. Health and Human Services Director of National Preparedness, David Marcozzi, M.D., a former member of the White House National Security Staff, will speak at 8 am on Friday. He will discuss new paths toward Emergency Preparedness.
  • Journalist Lee Woodruff will close the conference sessions on Saturday at 4:15 pm with a compelling discussion about supporting her husband, ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff, after he was hit with a bomb in Iraq.

Key educational sessions will include a first-hand review of emergency procedures and pitfalls during the Boston Bombings and the San Francisco Asiana Airlines plane crash in San Francisco. Increases in the incidence of violence against healthcare workers, will also be highlighted.  

Hands-on clinical nursing laboratories are a unique mainstay at each ENA Annual Conference, in which nurses can practice intubation and other procedures at an on-site cadaver lab, perform ultrasounds, dress wounds, and practice suturing and splinting techniques.

"Our Annual Conference in Nashville provides continuing education for our emergency nurses, who have to think on their feet, and make quick, decisive calls each and every day," said 2013 ENA President, JoAnn Lazarus, MSN, RN, CEN. "We support them through our mission and work, so they are able to help advance nursing practice, and provide the best quality of care to their patients." 

2013 ENA Strategic Sponsors

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.

Stryker Medical offers patient handling equipment for the acute care hospital market. Stryker's innovative products include hospital beds, stretchers, transport chairs, temperature management solutions, furniture and products for the emergency medical services industry. Stryker BackSmart® products are designed to help save caregivers' backs to promote a longer, more fulfilling career. 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 medications and 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 with over 2 million needles sold worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vidacare.com.

2013 ENA Strategic Supporters

Blue Jay Consulting, LLC 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, visit www.bluejayconsulting.com.

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. For more information, visit www.freemanwhite.com.

2013 ENA Annual Conference Sponsor

Gebauer Company provides Patient Comfort Solutions™. Gebauer's Pain Ease® topical anesthetic skin refrigerant works in seconds to temporarily reduce the pain associated with needle and minor surgical procedures, including IV starts, and incision and drainage of small abscesses. For more information, visit www.gebauerspainease.com.

2013 ENA Annual Conference Supporters

Nurses Service Organization (NSO) has over 30 years of experience in offering nurses professional liability insurance solutions, and over 600,000 individual nurses are insured through NSO. NSO is the only professional liability insurance provider to earn the endorsement of Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), and has been a proud partner of ENA since 2000. 

NSO's insurance coverage is underwritten by American Casualty Company of Reading, Pennsylvania, a CNA company. CNA is the one of the nation's largest underwriters of Professional Liability Insurance for Nurses. NSO's professional liability policies include legal expense, license protection, deposition representation, defendant expense benefit, and much more. 

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 2013 ENA Annual Conference, visit the ENA website at www.ena.org.

About the Emergency Nurses Association:
ENA, which has more than 40,000 members worldwide, 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.

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