Emergency Nurses Week Celebrates Front-Line ED Nurses' Heart of Gold

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Emergency Nurses Association once again celebrates the world's emergency nurses during its annual Emergency Nurses Week celebration that pairs this year with the association's 50(th) anniversary.

The 2020 theme, Heart of Gold, signifies the incredible heart that every emergency nurse has. During an extraordinarily challenging time, emergency nurses around the world have stepped up in the face of adversity, risen to the challenges and shown their heart of gold to the public amid a global pandemic and a year when social justice issues and natural disasters have added complexity to their work.

"I'm looking forward to celebrating emergency nurses this year and sharing with the world how incredible this group of people is," said ENA President Mike Hastings, MSN, RN, CEN. "Emergency nurses have a special opportunity to make a difference in the lives of their patients on their worst day and this is our chance to thank and appreciate them. I encourage everyone to join in the celebrations and thank an emergency nurse for their heart of gold."

ENA and emergency nurses are going to celebrate Emergency Nurses Week with a lineup of exciting activities including messages from ENA leadership on social media, contests, membership discounts, giveaways, local proclamations and the ENA Premiere of the documentary film "In Case of Emergency" on Emergency Nurses Day, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. Eastern time. The film, created in partnership with Carolyn Jones Productions, takes an up-close, personal look at emergency nurses who face all challenges on the front lines of health care every day, not just during a public health crisis.

To help emergency departments show appreciation of their nurses, ENA developed the Emergency Nurses Week 2020 Planning Guide filled with tools, tips and templates to make the most of the special celebration. ENA is encouraging the public to join in the celebration by thanking emergency nurses on social media using #ENWeek and #HeartOfGold.

Follow @ENAorg on Facebook and Instagram to see how ENA, and its followers, celebrate all week long.

About the Emergency Nurses Association
The Emergency Nurses Association 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 nearly 50,000 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.

ENA Media Contact:
Dan Campana
Senior Manager, PR & Communications

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