ENA Spring Regional Symposium

The Emergency Nurses Association attracts a dedicated group of passionate emergency nursing professionals from all over the country that impact the safety and care of patients all over the world. We invite you to attend the 2019 Spring Regional Symposium in Seattle, Washington! Network with local leaders and participate in new clinical and quality improvement educational programming that will enhance your knowledge and skills in the field.

The cost for attendees is $185 for members, $205 for non-members, and $150 for students.

Please note that the Symposium’s reception and designated meals are included in registration price.

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ENA’s Regional Symposia series consists of premier, educational events geared toward sharing best practices and strategies that impact the field of emergency nursing. Attendees can expect:

  • An interdisciplinary approach to content
  • Evidence-based practices for quality care
  • Additional accredited contact hours and CERPs (approx. 8.40 ANCC/10.10 CA BRN accredited contact hours and 2 CERPs hours)
  • Network opportunities with ENA state chapter leaders



Thursday, April 25, 2019
6:30 am-7:00 am Mindfulness Activity
6:30 am-5:00 pm Registration and Check-In
7:00 am-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am-8:30 am Welcome and Announcements
ENA National Update and Keynote Introduction
8:30 am-9:45 am Opening Keynote 
When We Harm: Whose Fault Is It?
Bill Schueler, MSN, RN, CEN, CPPS, WVTS
9:45 am-10:00 am Break
10:00 am-11:00 am Concurrent Session 1
The Dark Side of the Web and Social Media

Concurrent Session 2
ENA Cultural Exchange Panel: Lessons Learned from Norway and Poland
11:05 am-12:05 pm Right Line, Right Now “Making the Best Vascular Access Decision”
Sponsored by Teleflex
12:05 pm-1:20 pm Lunch
Tips to See Your Work in Print (12:30 - 1:00 pm)
1:20 pm-2:35 pm Concurrent Session 1
Violence in Healthcare: Perception vs. Reality

Concurrent Session 2

Stop the Bleed Training Session
2:35 pm-2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm-3:45 pm Concurrent Session 1
What the ACES Is Going on with Kids Today? 

Concurrent Session 2
Bringing Your Best Self to Work
3:45 pm-3:55 pm Break
3:55 pm-5:00 pm Disasters in Washington State Panel
6:30 pm-8:00 pm Networking Reception
Friday, April 26, 2019
6:30 am-11:00 am Registration
7:00 am-8:00 am Breakfast
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Update
8:00 am-9:00 am HD Nursing: A Fall Solution for the ED
Sponsored by Stryker
9:00 am-9:10 am Break
9:10 am-10:10 am LGBTQ in the Emergency Department: The Stigma Still Exists
10:15 am-10:45 am Vantage Point: How Being a Family Member or Patient Can Change Your Practice
10:50 am-11:45 am Closing Session
Emergency Nursing: The Sacred and the Profane – All Rolled into One!
11:45 am Adjourn (lunch not provided)
12:00 pm Washington ENA Board Meeting

Scheduled speakers and educational sessions are tentative and subject to change.

After the conclusion of the Symposium, attendees will receive an email with information on when educational materials (PowerPoint slide presentations, handouts, etc.) are available for download. Please note: Some presentations may not be available due to proprietary restrictions.

For education-related questions, please email

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Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

The hotel room rate for Grand Hyatt Seattle is $179/night (plus hotel fees). The deadline date to book your reservation for this discounted rate is Wednesday, April 3.

Book your Room Now

The Grand Hyatt Seattle is located just 15 miles (or 20 minutes) from the Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport.

  • Airport Transportation – The hotel does not provide complimentary shuttle service. Guests can choose to take taxis or a shuttle service from the Sea-Tac International Airport.
    • Taxi Service Taxis are located on the 3rd floor of the parking garage at SeaTac International Airport.
      • SeaTac International Airport to Grand Hyatt Seattle (One-Way): $45.00-$60.00
      • Grand Hyatt Seattle to SeaTac International Airport (One-Way): $40.00 (flat rate)
    • Sedan Transfer The hotel recommended shuttle provider is British Motor Coach. Click Here to reserve online prior to arrival and click on the red “Book Now” button to reserve a car transfer or by contacting the Grand Hyatt Seattle Concierge at 206.774.1234 or
      • Standard rate for sedan pick-up from Sea-Tac International Airport (One-Way): $85.00
  • Grand Hyatt Seattle Parking – Garage and Valet Parking is available. Parking fees are as follows:
    • Self-Parking  $37.00 (plus tax) per vehicle, per day. Note: This is a public garage with no in/out privileges.
    • Valet Parking  $55.00 (plus tax), per vehicle, per night
  • Grand Hyatt E-Concierge Click Here to contact the E-Concierge to customize your trip and save time booking, reserving or scheduling special room requests, spa treatments, restaurant reservations and more. Hyatt E-Concierge will work to fulfill all requests and confirm your personal service within 24-hours, based on availability. For further questions, please contact the hotel at 206.774.1234 or
  • Grand Hyatt Seattle Restaurants Enjoy the ambiance in the heart of the city at the acclaimed Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Blue C Sushi is a funky Seattle restaurant with a new twist on fresh Japanese cuisine. NYC Deli offers made to order sandwiches, salads, and pasta for a quick grab-and-go experience plus, there is an in-house Starbucks® to provide that cup of something warm before your next meeting.
  • Elaia Spa at Olive 8 Inside Hyatt at Olive 8, a LEED-certified hotel, Elaia is dedicated to eco-friendly practices featuring the best organic products from around the globe in order to deliver a truly results-oriented experience. Click Here to schedule your treatment or massage.  
  • 24-hour Fitness Center Whether you are up before the sun or a night owl, Grand Hyatt Seattle’s complimentary gym on the 4th floor is open 24 hours featuring the StayFit Fitness Center – gym, steam room, sauna, and Jacuzzi. The steam room, sauna, and Jacuzzi are open from 6:00 am-10:00 pm, featuring Peloton Indoor Exercise Cycles.
  • 24-hour Business Center Grand Hyatt Seattle makes it easy to stay productive, even while on the road. The hotel business center services are available 24 hours for your successful stay.



For meeting-related questions, please email or call 847.460.4122.


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The ENA guide for emergency nurses visiting Seattle

Education and networking are the primary focus while attending the Spring Regional Symposium. However, having some fun is critical to keeping you refreshed for your profession. Check out ENA’s top-five list of things to do in Seattle — from the obvious to the not so obvious.


  1. Seattle Space Needle: Perhaps the most iconic building in the city, take the elevator to the observation level 605 feet above ground and view the Cascade Mountains, Elliott Bay, and Mount Rainier and more through the world’s first revolving glass floor.
  2. Museum of Popular Culture: Find what you seek on myth and magic, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, music, horror, and the Marvel Universe of Super Heroes.
  3. Pike Place Market: From the fish toss tradition to the original Starbucks café, there is plenty to explore, including more than 225 local artisans and performers in the hustling, bustling district living the motto of “Meet the Producer.”
    1. Shout out to the Seattle Capitol Hill Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room: “If Willy Wonka had built the ultimate coffee shop instead of a chocolate factory, the result may have looked a lot like the 15,000-square-foot Starbucks Reserve Roastery. Just nine blocks from the original 1912 Pike Store in Seattle, the Roastery is one of the largest Starbucks® stores in the world.” ‘Nuff said.
  4. Woodinville Wine Country: The winemakers of Woodinville Wine Country invite you to visit 118 friendly wineries and tasting rooms, 14 microbreweries and cideries, plus 30 restaurants and eateries. Experience and enjoy!
  5. Seattle Underground Tour: Not your ordinary city tour, the Underground Tour is literally an exploration of the hidden passageways beneath the historic Pioneer Square in a district of Seattle that was consumed by a major fire in 1889. Also, it may be haunted!


Learn more about fun things to do in Seattle at Visit Seattle.


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Thank you to Teleflex and Stryker, valued sponsors for this event, for their continued support of ENA.

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Education Materials: After the conclusion of the Symposium, attendees will receive an email with information on when educational materials (PowerPoint slide presentations, handouts, etc.) are available for download. Please note: Some presentations may not be available due to proprietary restrictions.

Continuing Education: To successfully complete the continuing education requirements and obtain accredited contact hours for this educational activity, you must submit your electronic evaluation form by Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. CST. You will receive the evaluation by email a few days after the Symposium ends. When you have completed the evaluation, your certificate will be emailed to you. This CNE activity will be recognized for ANCC and CA BRN accredited contact hours (approx. 8.40 ANCC/10.10 CA BRN contact hours) as well as CERPs hours (approx. 2 hours) for the education presented at the Symposium.

For education-related questions, please email





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