ENA will blend entertainment and education during special evening sessions. Get better acquainted with the Emergency Severity Index at “Triage and Tequila” or test your mettle at “Tournament of Nurses.” ENA Conference Education Planning Committee Co-Chairs Heidi Gilbert and Bradley Rund explain what to expect.
ENA has partnered with Denver Like a Local Tours to provide attendees a discount on excursions ranging from food and distillery tours to scenic runs that will help you get refreshed and re-energized for more learning and networking. Beware — some of these outings involve ghosts.
“This shapes up to be a true celebration of emergency nurses and how ENA strives to support this special community,” said ENA President Jenn Schmitz. “I don’t know what I’m looking forward to most because so much of it feeds my recharge.”
Poler tackled one fear a day, sharing all 100 experiences on YouTube. The videos went viral, she says, because “fear is so universal. It’s so personal at the end of the day, but it’s also so universal.”
Members are encouraged to wear hiking outfits, outdoor gear or dress in fun colors with an après-ski flair. In addition to food, drinks, dancing and live entertainment, look for a huge inflatable slide and other surprises.
“I want to show them it’s really not that scary,” said Heidi Gilbert, a sexual assault nurse examiner. “You are there to speak to your knowledge — your expertise — and what you did in the care of a patient.”