Without significant changes to address access to care for emergency department patients, the Emergency Nurses Association is opposed to the passage of the recently-released legislation designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act proposed by Senators Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, Dean Heller and Ron Johnson.
Nine emergency nurses were elected to leadership roles within ENA including Patricia Kunz Howard, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, NE-BC, TCRN, FAEN, FAAN, named as 2018 President-elect.
The inductees were chosen for their impact on the advancement of the profession and future input to the AEN.
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today issued the following statement in opposition to the passage of any bill in the Senate that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act without protecting emergency health care services and access to care for those who suffer from a mental illness or substance use disorder:
The threat from opioids has become so prevalent that the Emergency Nurses Association is dedicating four sessions at their national conference, Emergency Nursing 2017, in September to help healthcare professionals deal with it.
ENA announced the launch of its newly-revamped website at www.ena.org. The redesign is a response to members looking for an easier way to find emergency nursing education and practice resources.
The Emergency Nurses Association today announced recipients of its 2017 Achievement Awards. The awards recognize emergency nurses and exemplary supporters of the profession who demonstrate exceptional professional practice, innovation, leadership and advocacy.
The Emergency Nurses Association today announced two Journal of Emergency Nursing (JEN) Award recipients, the JEN Reviewer of the Year Award and the JEN Author(s) of the Year Award.
The Emergency Nurses Association today announced a record 22 emergency departments are receiving the prestigious Lantern Award. The award recognizes emergency departments that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.
A study released today in the Emergency Nurses Association’s Journal of Emergency Nursing aims to help emergency nurses better identify victims of human trafficking.
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) assisted in creating four infectious disease training modules for emergency department personnel, which are available now on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) YouTube channel.
The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and ENA convened a Day of Dialogue to discuss how incidents of violence are currently addressed in hospitals, as well as the need to create an environment where health care professionals, patients and families feel safe. The outcome of the meeting was the development of guiding principles, as well as a tool kit, to assist nurse leaders in systematically addressing measures to decrease and control violence in the workplace.
I know many of us are still reeling from the disturbing video recently released of University of Utah Hospital nurse Alex Wubbels being aggressively arrested for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient. While the situation appears to have been grossly mismanaged, I encourage you to focus on two key points...
Emergency department workplace violence occurs at much higher rates than other industries. An inside look at the troubling statistics, first-hand stories, and the work done to find solutions.
As president of the Emergency Nurses Association, I am calling for nationally consistent policies and clear protocols for identifying victims of human trafficking, and mandatory training of all emergency department personnel.
Most people think of nurses in a healing context, but patients often target them for abuse. More than 30 states have toughened penalties for assaulting a nurse, according to the Emergency Nurses Association. Last year, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill that raises the punishment for aggravated assault or aggravated battery against medical or EMS personnel to five to 20 years in prison.
Dan Nadworny, MSN, RN, point person for the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing to facilitate mass casulaty incident training drill at Emergency Nursing 2017 conference Sept. 14, 2017.
After attending a nursing conference, it’s typical to walk away with some continuing education credits and knowledge of a few new best practices. However, for our colleagues in Orlando, the decision to attend the 2015 Emergency Nurses Association’s annual conference in Orlando was literally life-changing.
Two years ago, AONE, alongside the Emergency Nurses Association, released a list of eight guiding principles to help mitigate violence in the workplace. Extending from that original work, AONE is now planning an updated version, “Mitigating Workplace Violence 2.0,” that looks outside of the nursing sphere by incorporating security to gain further perspective on the approach, says CEO Maureen Swick, R.N.
Workplace violence is a huge initiative of the AHA and one that AONE has been part of for a few years now. We led work in collaboration with the Emergency Nurses Association a few years ago and published guiding principles on workplace violence and things that nurse leaders need to do to ensure the safety of those we serve, and we'll be expanding that.
A new policy paper from the Emergency Nurses Association and the International Nurses Society on Addictions emphasizes “alternative-to-discipline” methods for nurses and nursing students who may be struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.