Emergency Nurses Association Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Emergency Nurses
August 3, 2016 • Conference Education News
“Emergency nurses think five steps ahead in the ED at all times. In this evolving field that changes with technology, global health conditions and patient needs, the ENA is thinking ahead to bring the most innovative and ground-breaking experiences to the annual conference so attendees can learn to successfully and safely provide the best emergency care,” says ENA President Kathleen E. Carlson, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN. “Emergency Nursing 2016 is packed with a variety of Education, Networking and Advocacy opportunities to enhance clinical emergency nursing skills and inspire those who join us at the conference.”
Attendees can earn up to 37.25 contact hours from more than 150 sessions that include hands-on learning, interactive demonstrations, mass casualty incident training, and ultrasound and cadaver labs. For those who don’t know where to start, ENA recommends diving into the AdvancED and DisastER areas. AdvancED offers a look into the future of emergency nursing, with state-of-the-art products and interactive manikin emergency simulations. DisastER is a mass casualty incident (MCI) training area in the Exhibit Hall.
“Emergency Nursing 2016” sessions give nurses the opportunity to learn from experts about important emergency nursing issues from hands-on clinical and trauma education to leadership and management topics such as engaging your team and overcoming moral distress. Among the healthcare leaders who will share their expertise, U.S. Navy Southwest Region EMS Regional Medical Director Dr. Joseph Kotora will enlighten the crowd with best practices for responding to an MCI during the Opening Session. Dr. Zubin “ZDoggMD” Damania, is back by popular demand, and headlines the Closing Session with his presentation “The Beat of Health 3.0,” which tackles nurse burnout and how to rediscover passion for the work.
A new Emerging Professionals Lunch will give nurses new to the field the chance to connect with each other and with expert sources for career growth. An Institute for Emergency Nursing Research Lounge gives attendees the opportunity to speak with fellow research-focused peers.
The event is made possible with partners and sponsors that are just as dedicated to the successful future of emergency nursing as ENA. ENA’s 2016 Strategic Partners are Stryker and Teleflex. AdvancED is presented by Stryker and sponsored by Physio Control and Teleflex.