Emergency Nurses Honored with Emergency
Hospitals Nationwide Celebrate
Lifesaving “Everyday Extraordinary” Heroes
DES PLAINES, Ill., Oct.
4, 2013 – Hospitals nationwide are honoring their Emergency Department nurses
with week-long festivities Oct. 6-12 to celebrate the extraordinary acts of
service, compassion and commitment that emergency nurses provide to patients
every day of the year. The week’s highlight is Emergency Nurses Day® on Wednesday.
This year’s theme, “Everyday Extraordinary” is a call to acknowledge the daily bravery,
devotion and dedication provided by nurses who save lives and care for the
critically ill, mentally ill, traumatized, and marginalized patients who enter
their doors 24/7. Most hospitals celebrate the week or the day with special
events to honor their Emergency Department nurses.
is a way to say thank you to the people who have dedicated their lives to
helping others,” said 2013 ENA President JoAnn Lazarus, MSN, RN, CEN. “Emergency Nurses are prepared for anything
that can happen. We urge hospitals to join us in honoring these heroes who are
truly extraordinary every day of the year.”
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 and at www.ena.org/ENweek.