DES PLAINES, Ill. – The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) heads to Hollywood and invites emergency nurses to become the star of their emergency departments by attending the largest conference dedicated to the profession. “Emergency Nursing 2016” at the Los Angeles Convention Center Sept. 14 – 17, 2016, offers state-of-the-art, hands-on education and showcases the latest clinical and technological breakthroughs in the field presented by leading emergency healthcare experts.
“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 andAdvocacy 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 red carpet continues to roll from the convention center all the way to Universal Studios Hollywood, where attendees will experience an unforgettable welcome party with access to the all-new “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™,” “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” along with the immersive “Super Silly Fun Land,” and “Springfield” adjacent to “The Simpsons Ride.”
For more information or to register for the conference, visithttps://www.ena.org/education/conferences/2016.
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.