In-Person Event

30th Annual Iowa Emergency Nurses Association Conference

30th Annual Iowa Emergency Nurses Association ConferenceFriday, April 12th, 2024 LocationIowa Methodist Medical CenterEducation & Research Center

30th Annual Iowa Emergency Nurses Association Conference

Friday, April 12th, 2024


Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Education & Research Center (ERC)

Virginia Thompson Auditorium

1415 Woodland Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309

*If you are using GPS, make sure you chose Des Moines and not West Des Moines

*The ERC is located on Level 1 of the Iowa Methodist Medical Center parking garage on the west side of the campus

*Park in parking garage and take southeast elevators to Level 1

*Traffic can be very busy in the mornings in this area, so we suggest leaving early/giving yourself plenty of time to reach the conference venue.

*Conference center is large and temperature control can be difficult. We recommend dressing in layers or bringing a sweater/jacket for your comfort.

Intended Audience

Nurses and other interested healthcare professionals who practice/participate in emergency medicine.


To enable the learner to apply evidence-based information and the tools learned to provide a positive outcome for all emergency medicine providers and their patients.


Deadline to register is Friday, April 5, 2024 at 9 a.m. Registration is online only.

*No refunds will be given.

Agenda TBD

7:30 - 8:00 | Breakfast & Registration

8:00 - 8:10 | Welcome & Intros

8:10 - 8:25 | ENA Board Update


8:25 - 9:25 | Emergency Nursing: Coping With What We Deal With Every Day!


9:25 - 9:45 | Break

9:45 - 10:45 | Obstetric Patients in the Emergency Room

Kristal Graves, DNP. MSN, RN        

10:45 - 11:45 | Thinking Inside and Outside of the Box: Case Presentations

Stacey Marlow, MD, JD, FACEP

11:45 - 12:45 | Lunch/Awards

12:45 - 1:45 | Suicide Prevention & Awareness: Innovative Approaches

Pete Benolken, DNP, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, PHN

1:45 - 2:45 | Choose Your Own Adventure: Medical Ethics Challenges in the Emergency Setting

Nicholas Kluesner, MD, FACEP

2:45 - 3:00 | Break

3:00 - 4:00 | Resuscitation Justification

James Poole, DO

4:00 - 4:15 Evaluations & Adjourn  

Continuing Education

IBON Provider #31, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, awards 6.0 nursing contact hours for full attendance.

University of Iowa EMS Program, awards 6.0 contact hours. CEHs earned will be applicable for renewal of an EMS provider certification/license in Iowa.


*In order to pick up your shirt on the day of the conference, you must register by Friday, March 22. You can still order a shirt after that date, but you will not be able to pick it up the day of the conference, it will be mailed to your home. Please indicate color and size of shirt when registering.

*Shirts are unisex fit.

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Simulation in Motion

Brought to you by the University of Iowa College of Nursing, Simulation in Motion – Iowa (SIM-IA) is a mobile education program designed to bring state-of the art clinical education to pre-hospital (EMS) and hospital professionals throughout the state using high-fidelity human patient simulators and trainers. These simulators allow healthcare professionals to perform hands-on education and skill performance for illnesses and traumas they encounter frequently, as well as those that occur less commonly but are high stakes. By using mobile simulation labs (i.e., trucks) we are able to deliver high-quality, evidence-based education to providers who might not have opportunities to attend simulation training due to cost, distance, or coverage.

Click here to reserve your spot!

Iowa ENA Foundation Social Event

For $20 you will join us for a night of fun and festivities at the Big Grove Brewery in Downtown, Des Moines! You will have a ride to and from the hotel, appetizers, dinner, dessert, a drink ticket and a night filled with fun, games and GREAT PRIZES!! The best part is that your $20 will be a donation to the ENA Foundation! Come and join us!!

Hotel Accommodations

We have reserved a block of rooms at:

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Ave

Des Moines, IA 50309

P 515-245-5500

Click here to book!


Your registration gives us consent to take photos at the conference. Photos may be used on our website or at future conferences.


Please contact Talia Greve at or 515-241-3537 with any questions or concerns.

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