SOURCE: Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)

October 09, 2014 09:00 ET

Emergency Nurses Association Hosts Annual Conference in Indianapolis

Education, networking, advocacy and Emergency Nurses Week take center stage October 9-11

DES PLAINES, IL--(Marketwired - October 09, 2014) -  Emergency nurses from around the world will convene at the 2014 Emergency Nurses Association Annual Conference October 9-11, 2014, in Indianapolis. Conference attendees will benefit from more than 90 educational sessions ranging from clinical topics to sessions on leadership and management.

World-renowned speakers will headline the conference including:

  • Opening Session speaker Diane Sieg. Diane is an ED nurse turned professional speaker, published author, mindfulness coach and yoga teacher. She has a unique perspective on life and stress management, and teaches how to improve your health, happiness and bottom line from the boardroom to the bedside through the practice of mindfulness. She'll be speaking about how to weather the storms of life by increasing emotional intelligence, compassion and intelligence on October 9 at 1:15 pm.
  • General Session speaker John Nance. John has the reputation of being a tireless advocate for patient safety and medical excellence. He's an internationally recognized air safety analyst and advocate best known as an Aviation Analyst for ABC World News and Aviation Editor for Good Morning America. His book, Why Hospitals Should Fly, was named the 2009 Book of the Year by the American College of Healthcare Executives, and his important sequel, Charting the Course, is now available. His session is October 10 at 8:00 am.
  • Closing Session speaker John Spence. John's mission is to "Make the very complex awesomely simple." For the past two decades John has traveled worldwide to assist more than 300 client companies such as Microsoft, Apple, IBM, GE, Qualcomm and numerous other Fortune 500 firms. He'll be discussing how to deal with change including the six things that must be implemented in a change process to ensure its success on Saturday, October 11, at 4:15 pm.

"The ENA Annual Conference is a one-stop shop for emergency nurses looking to expand their knowledge and exchange ideas with other nursing professionals," said ENA president Deena Brecher, MSN, RN, APN, ACNS-BC, CEN, CPEN. "With the recent arrival of Ebola in the United States, this is an excellent time for emergency nurses to come together to create a shared mental model around our role in illness surveillance and recognition, so we continue to be united in how we approach managing patients."

ENA will also be celebrating Emergency Nurses Week™ (EN Week) taking place October 5-11. This year's theme, "Life Saving Hands," recognizes that emergency nurses play an integral role in emergency environments, providing critical care when it's most needed. Emergency Nurses Day® was Wednesday, October 8. EN Week was created to support and honor the advancement and professionalism of emergency nurses everywhere.

The 2014 ENA Annual Conference is generously supported by Strategic Sponsors Stryker and Teleflex, Strategic Supporter Hill-Rom, Annual Conference Sponsors American Heart Association, Gebauer Company and Teva Select Brands, and Annual Conference Supporters Nurses Service Organization and Physio Control.

Emergency care professionals interested in attending may register for the Conference onsite at the Indiana Convention Center.

About the Emergency Nurses Association
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 40,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines, and guides emergency healthcare public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and nearly all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at

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