Since 1989, the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) has recognized the second Wednesday in October as Emergency Nurses Day to honor emergency nurses for their commitment to patient care. In 2001, Emergency Nurses Day became part of a weeklong celebration by ENA for the contributions of emergency nurses.
Today, we say “thank you” to emergency room nurses for their hard work and service, and for their dedication and commitment to their patients. Here in Austin, healthcare is a key economic sector, and the demand for the services of nurses is only growing. By 2024, the Austin region will require almost 15,000 nurses, making a day like Emergency Nurses Day even more relevant.
How will you thank emergency nurses for their life-saving work today? Tell us in a comment below!