DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today announced the corporate sponsors for the ENA Annual Conference to be held in Tampa on September 20-24, 2011.
This year's Strategic Sponsors are Stryker and Vidacare; the Strategic Supporters are GE Healthcare and Hill-Rom; and the Annual Conference Supporters are American Heart Association, FreemanWhite ED Design Team, Gebauer Company, Genentech Inc., Philips Healthcare and Physio-Control Inc.
"Emergency nurses are faced with ever increasing challenges. More patients, fewer hospital beds, an ever present risk of violence all of these things make the work of emergency nurses increasingly difficult," said ENA President AnnMarie Papa, DNP, RN, CEN, NE-BC, FAEN. "As emergency nursing leaders, Emergency Nurses Association members are meeting in Tampa to not only discuss the future of patient care, but also to enhance our skills to help us stay on top of our game as we provide the best possible care for our patients."
This year's conference, with the theme Expand your Horizon, 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. Leading experts and educators will give in-depth reviews of national issues facing emergency care professionals, educational sessions on patient care and practice issues. The conference also includes an exhibit hall featuring a plethora of suppliers of products and services for the emergency care environment.
About the ENA 2011 Strategic Sponsors:
Stryker Medical designs, manufactures, sells and services specialty patient care and handling equipment for health care providers. Stryker Medical's innovative and easy-to-use products include stretchers, lateral transfer devices, temperature management solutions, support surfaces and furniture as well a