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 following organizations join the statement below, opposing President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate funding for the EMSC program in his fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget: the American Ambulance Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, Children’s Health Fund, Emergency Nurses Association, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, National Association of State EMS Officials, National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute, National EMS Management Association and Save the Children.
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) announced it has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) with a 2017 Gold Circle Award in the rebranding category. The Gold Circle Awards competition is the premier association marketing, membership and communications award that recognizes excellence, innovation and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership and communications programs.
More than 125 Emergency Nurses Association members visited Capitol Hill advocating for legislation that directly impacts emergency nursing. Day on the Hill is an opportunity for us to educate lawmakers about the issues facing emergency nurses and our patients, particularly as the future of healthcare in this country remains unknown...
America’s leading nursing organizations and the over 3.5 million nurses they represent, have called on the Trump Administration and Congress to prioritize patient health and the patient-provider relationship in any health reform proposals.
The Emergency Nurses Association announced Karen K. Wiley, MSN, RN, CEN, began her one-year term as president of ENA, the premier professional emergency nursing association of more than 42,000 emergency nurses.
ENA supports the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for amending its health care regulations to permit full practice authority to three types of advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) when they are working in a VA facility. This includes clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives.
The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law in December 2016, includes comprehensive mental healthcare reform and funding to address the opioid and heroin crisis. Key elements in the Act that will improve the treatment of those suffering from serious mental illnesses include the elimination of the prohibition on same-day billing for mental health and primary care services in Medicaid, additional resources for suicide prevention and expanded crisis intervention training for first responders.
ENA applauded the U.S. Senate for overwhelmingly passing comprehensive mental healthcare reform and funding to address the opioid and heroin crisis as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. The legislation passed on a 94-5 vote.
ENA praised the U.S. House of Representatives for overwhelmingly passing comprehensive mental healthcare reform as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. The legislation passed on a 392-26 vote.
ENA applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act. H.R. 4365 updates the Controlled Substances Act to ensure that emergency services (EMS) practitioners can continue to administer controlled substances to treat patients.