AEN Induction Ceremony and Dinner
Congratulate the incoming Academy of Emergency Nursing Fellows. Invitation only.
Attendee Meet & Greet
For about half of this year’s on-site
attendees, Emergency Nursing 2023 will be their first time at an ENA conference. Let the “newbs” and the “hard-core” attendees assemble.
Sepsis Escape Room Challenge!
Welcome all brave emergency nurses – Test your clinical skills, teamwork and critical thinking in the high-stakes world of sepsis diagnosis and management as part of the thrilling ENRP Mixer: Sepsis Escape Room Challenge. As front-line
health care heroes, you're no strangers to a fast-paced environment. In this immersive escape room adventure, you will find yourselves in a simulated emergency setting, tasked with uncovering the hidden clues, solving puzzles and applying your knowledge
to identify and treat septic patients. Work together, utilizing your expertise, communication skills and quick decision-making abilities to beat the clock and save lives. This experience is designed to sharpen your clinical acumen, enhance your collaboration
with fellow emergency nurses and ultimately, improve patient outcomes. So, gear up, prepare your mind for action and let the journey into the world of sepsis begin!
ENA After Dark
Grand Manchester Hyatt - Join your peers for drinks at ENA After Dark – another chance to relax and mingle, share stories and discuss your favorite sessions! Cash bar will be available.
San Diego Convention Center Sponsored Programming
Enhancing Emergency Care: Leveraging Cognitive Offloading Techniques for Emergency Nurses: This presentation will discuss the concept of cognitive offloading and what that means, as well as.highlight techniques and technology that can assist with offloading and how to integrate these methods into emergency department workflows to improve patient outcomes. Presenters will review real-world examples of offloading tools available and how continuous training and skills development are important in using these techniques. (presented by Stryker)
Student Meet & Greet
Get all your questions answered about what to expect at Emergency Nursing 2023 and in your respective field.
Hall of Honor Reception
Celebrate your friends
and colleagues and set new goals for yourself and your ED. Invitation only.
Anita Dorr, RN, FAEN Memorial Luncheon and Lecture
Burnout: It’s Not Our Nurses’ Problem
Michelle Wallace, DNP, RN, TCRN, NEA-BC, FACHE, chief nursing officer at Grady Health System in Atlanta, outlines the changes leaders at health systems and hospitals should consider to combat nursing shortages driven by burnout. How do we move
forward together to improve the work experience and meet the growing health care needs of our country? Pre-registration required. Ticket price $65.
APRN Meet & Greet
Rub elbows with fellow advanced practice nurses and share experiences and best practices with the best in the field.
Emerging Professionals Happy Hour
and clink glasses with fellow emerging leaders and network with experts in the field.
Global Meet & Greet
Connect with your fellow attendees from around the world and California ENA hosts to make new friends before the Welcome Party!
Health and Wellness Activity: Jazzercise
Let's level up together at the morning Jazzercise class! Jumpstart your day with dance-based
exercise to boost your mood and energy. Core focus: cardio and strength training. Pre-registration required. Ticket price $20.
Insights & Innovation Theater
Crucial First Encounters: Impactful Training for Mental Health Conditions: With the steady increase in mental health related ED visits over the past few years, it is crucial that nurses are prepared to treat patients who may be in crisis. During
this interactive session led by Elsevier’s Tammy Purcell, MSN, RNC-OB, explore the importance of mental health preparedness within triage and the ED. Discover timely insights, derived from a recent industry survey, and best practices that prepare
your nurses with a level of assuredness to treat patients with mental health conditions. (presented by Elsevier)
Prioritize Safety. Prioritize Care: Personal Staff Duress Solutions from Midmark RTLS: Workplace violence impacts everyone at the point of care in the health care system. It's a continuous cycle that must be broken with a solution that prioritizes both safety and care. While it can happen anywhere in a hospital, emergency departments traditionally see higher rates of incidents than other areas. Midmark's CareFlow Cloud Staff Duress solution allows staff members to send duress notifications quietly and discreetly to responders for a quick resolution before violence escalates
Splinting with Ortho-Glass®: In this engaging presentation, explore the challenges confronting orthopedics as a result of ED splinting. Gain valuable insights into the optimal utilization of Ortho-Glass® splinting techniques, that can enhance patient care and outcomes. Visit booth #720 for further details and to witness first-hand demonstrations. (presented by BSN Medical, an Essity Company)
San Diego Convention Center Sponsored Programming (30-minute Session)
AI: From concept to companion in the ED: Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly prevalent in every aspect of our lives. More AI technologies are being applied to health care. Are you curious how AI can be leveraged in the ED? Nurse leaders from ANCC Magnet Designated Adventist Health Glendale share their journey using artificial intelligence to empower their ED nurses. Stop by to hear about what it’s like to have AI on the care team and how KATE AI has their back. (presented by Mednition)
The Emergency Nursing 2023 welcome party theme reveal is a big deal. ENA thinks you will “marvel” at the theme. San Diego is home to Comic Con and – you guessed it – that is this
year’s welcome party theme. ENA is calling on all emergency nurses to assemble! Enjoy food and drinks, live entertainment you won’t want to miss and networking with new and long-time colleagues, all of this with a touch of sci-fi and fantasy
fun. Which comic book character will you be? Foundation Party with a Purpose – ENA After Dark & Welcome Party. By selecting the ENA Foundation upgrade, you will party with a purpose at Emergency Nursing 2023! Enjoy Welcome Party perks and
ENA After Dark add-ons.
ENA Foundation party with a purpose package includes:
ENPC/TNCC Celebration Breakfast
Celebrate the success of ENA's ENPC and TNCC courses! Invitees include Course Faculty, Course Directors, and Course Instructors. Be there to be recognized along with your colleagues for your valuable contributions to the success of these programs.
Please join us for mimosas and mingling, a plated breakfast, gift, raffle and a toast to ENPC and TNCC! Pre-registration required. Ticket price $35.
Closing Session: Live from San Diego, It’s Saturday Night
Are you ready for an unforgettable finale at Emergency Nursing 2023? Brace yourself for the ultimate closing session that demands your undivided attention – a comedy club atmosphere where laughter takes center stage. Delight in the comedic
brilliance of two acclaimed award-winning speakers. Meet Liz Glazer, a former professor who brilliantly transitioned from law to laughs, and Nancy Norton, RN, a nursing peer who knows exactly how to tickle your funny bone. With this dynamic duo, you'll
leave Emergency Nursing 2023 having the last laugh at this hilarious send-off.
Global Nursing Luncheon and Innovation Session
Join peers from across the globe for a networking lunch followed by an interactive session on sparking innovation through global perspectives across key areas of emergency nursing. Meet ENA board members and ENA Foundation trustees as part of
this unique opportunity to connect across borders. Space is limited, but there is no cost for non-U.S. attendees.Join your fellow international attendees for a private lunch followed by a panel discussion. Invitation only. RSVP required.
Insights & Innovation Theater
Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Acetaminophen Overdose: The major toxicology organizations have developed comprehensive guidelines for acetaminophen poisoning in the out-of-hospital and critical care settings. This presentation will review the new guidelines with emphasis on changes from traditional therapy and nursing considerations. (presented by Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a division of Denver Health)
Emotional Literacy: A Path to Sustainable Nursing: This presentation focuses on managing emotions in fast-paced contexts. It addresses quick identification and healthy processing of feelings, including the use of disassociation for handling intense workplace emotions and subsequent reintegration strategies. Methods for processing emotions effectively after demanding days are also discussed to prevent buildup. The core theme is applying these techniques in high-speed environments requiring emotional literacy.
Military Meet & Greet
Calling all veterans! ENA loves its veterans and is so appreciative of your hard work and sacrifices you have made for our country. ENA cordially invites you to a happy hour just for you. In appreciation for your service, all veterans will receive
a one-of-a-kind veteran’s challenge coin. Wear apparel that represents your branch of service to hang out with other ENA members who have also served in the armed forces.
San Diego Sightseeing and Dining Around Town
Check out the sights and sounds of a town with year-round sun and start planning your trip now! Here are a few of these suggestions to get you started:
The Gaslamp District: Take your pick of grab-n-go to sit-n-eat food spots, cigar shops, rooftop escapes and live entertainment – all walkable.
Coronado Island: Take a short ferry ride to a magical place like Orange Avenue where you can walk “for an enchanted mile from ocean to bay, imbuing you with sunny vacation vibes!”
USS Midway Museum: Walk up to the flight deck where you can touch the aircrafts or hop in a flight simulator to get a taste of aviation when you visit America’s favorite aircraft museum.