DES PLAINES, Ill., Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today announced the corporate sponsors for the ENA Leadership Conference to be held in Fort Lauderdale on February 28- March 3, 2013.
This year's Strategic Sponsors are Hill-Rom, Stryker and Vidacare; the Strategic Supporters are Blue Jay Consulting and FreemanWhite ED Design Team; and the Leadership Conference Supporters are Gebauer Company and Physio-Control.
"As emergency nursing leaders, we are intimately involved in shaping the future of our practice and defining our role in the delivery of health care," said 2013 ENA President JoAnn Lazarus, MSN, RN, CEN. "This Leadership Conference gives us the opportunity to share best practices, network with colleagues and learn information that keeps us on the cutting edge of our profession."
This year's conference, with the theme Shape the Future will provide attendees with not only industry-leading, evidence-based education, but also the opportunity to share common challenges and best practices with other emergency nurses. Shape the Future will feature in-depth reviews of national issues facing emergency care professionals, educational sessions on patient care and practice issues and an exhibit hall featuring a plethora of suppliers of products and services for the emergency care environment.About the ENA 2013 Strategic Sponsors: Hill-Rom is a leading manufacturer and provider of medical technologies and services for the healthcare industry, including patient support systems, non-invasive therapeutic products, medical equipment rentals and information technology solutions. For more information, visit www.hill-rom.com. Stryker Medical offers patient handling equipment for the acute care hospital market. Stryker's innovative products include hospital beds, stretchers, transport chairs, temperature management solutions, furniture and products for the emergency medical services industry. Stryker BackSmart® products are designed to help save caregivers' backs to promote a longer, more fulfilling career. For more information, please visit www.stryker.com. Vidacare Corporation's EZ-IO® Vascular Access System provides immediate vascular access for the delivery of essential fluids using the intraosseous (inside the bone) space when traditional IVs are difficult. The EZ-IO® is recognized as the technology standard for intraosseous access and has been inserted in over 350,000 patients worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vidacare.com. About the 2013 ENA Strategic Supporters: Blue Jay Consulting, LLC is a team of nationally recognized emergency department leaders who improve processes, provide enhanced interim leadership or develop a combination of the two. We implement solutions with quantifiable results and tackle each project with a hands-on, in-the-trenches approach. We're dedicated to the quality of emergency care. For more information, visit www.bluejayconsulting.com. FreemanWhite is the only firm in the country with a specialized team focused on ED operations, planning and designing. FreemanWhite's ED Team includes emergency care professionals, process improvement specialists, architectural designers and equipment planners that have national experience in developing the most efficient EDs possible. For more information, visit www.freemanwhite.com. About the 2013 ENA Leadership Conference Supporters: Gebauer Company provides Patient Comfort Solutions™. Gebauer's Pain Ease® topical anesthetic skin refrigerant works in seconds to temporarily reduce the pain associated with needle and minor surgical procedures, including IV starts, and incision and drainage of small abscesses. For more information, visit www.gebauerspainease.com. Physio-Control, Inc. LIFEPAK® defibrillator/monitors and automated external defibrillators set the standard for quality and reliability and are used by more physicians, hospitals and emergency medical services than any other brand. Physio-Control continues to lead the industry through innovation and advanced technology. For more information, visit www.physio-control.com. For more information about the ENA Leadership Conference, visit the ENA website at www.ena.org. ENA is the only professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing and emergency care through advocacy, expertise, innovation and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA serves as the voice of 40,000 members and their patients through research, publications, professional development, injury prevention and patient education. Additional information is available at ENA's website www.ena.org. SOURCE Emergency Nurses Association