Emergency Nurses Honored with Emergency Nurses Week



Margo Schafer
Emergency Nurses Association

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Emergency Nurses Honored with Emergency Nurses Week

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.


This week 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.



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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.