Emergency Nursing 2016 - Conference Details & Registration
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is hosting the largest conference dedicated to the profession that offers state-of-the-art, hands-on education. It will showcase the latest clinical and technological breakthroughs in the field, and attendees can learn from leading emergency healthcare experts.
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.
Comments on Past National ENA Conferences
Over the years, AN members have spoken about their experience at ENA conferences:
murphyle, BSN, RN
...So now that we're all home from sunny (and occasionally stormy) Tampa, how about a bit of a debrief? Tell us what your favorite sessions were, and why!
- Beyond Breathing Easy: Advancing Ventilations. So many of our docs put our newly tubed and vented patients on the same canned settings (ACMV/volume control, 500 mL TV, RR 18, 12 over 5 cmH2O pressure assist) regardless of why the patient got intubated. We could do so much better by tailoring the vent to the patient's actual condition...
- Triaging Neurological Emergencies. So easy to get burned by these patients - they were fine five minutes ago and now they're unresponsive. Lots of good information on sorting out who's emergent and who isn't.
- HELLP Me, She's Pregnant and Seizing! How many of us try to punt pregnant patients to Labor & Delivery the millisecond we see them coming? Well-presented lecture on how to manage the various "eclamptic spectrum disorders" (pre-eclampsia, severe pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, HELLP syndrome, gestational hypertension and others) without going too far into OB Land. She even managed to pull it all off as a "fast track" lecture, too!
- End-Stage Renal Disease in the ED. I don't know about your department, but we see scads of CRF/ESRD/dialysis-dependent patients in our department, and most of us live in terror of what we can and can't do with them. Yes, this lecture was very advanced, but the presenter did an awesome job with the material.
I went with two friends last year and it was a blast!! We did the cadaver lab (amazing, totally doing it again this year) and won shirts in the Zoll CPR challenge! The lectures were awesome and the vendors were cool! We can't wait to go again this October!!
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.
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.
Register for the 2016 National ENA Conference.
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 42,000 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 all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at www.ena.org.Last edit by traumaRUs on Aug 11, '16
Aug 8, '16I was fortunate to go a few years ago and its a great conference - up to date info, networking events and just generally lots of fun.Aug 14, '16I'm going as well! Can't wait! I always learn a lot and meet awesome people! See you there (maybe at your poster)Aug 15, '16You are absolutely permitted to attend. Go to the ENA website at ENA.org. All the attendance information is there.Aug 21, '16Omg I'm so jealous of you guys, wish I could go. When will they release the location of next years conference? I'm gonna probably try and get a group together and make a trip of it. Wish you all lots of fun for LA!Aug 22, '16ENA 2017 will be in St. Louis, MO, and then Pittsburgh, PA in 2018. Information is here: ENA ConferencesAug 24, '16Yes Pixie and my husband lives in southern IL and you can bet I'll be asking for time off to go to ENA next year. STL is a very cool town. Come party with traumarus!
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