Bills introduced in state legislatures each session are reviewed, including but not limited to workplace violence, nursing scope of practice, RN title protection and workplace issues such as safe staffing.
Monthly legislative reports are provided to state leaders that include background on any relevant legislation that has been introduced or had some sort of action taken on it by a state legislature in the past month.
The Advocacy Toolkit containing material to assist ENA members in developing collaborative strategies to educate colleagues and legislators on topical issues affecting emergency nursing.
RN Procedural Sedation Rules
The immediate availability of interventions including procedural sedation is critical to serving the needs of our patients. Preserving life, restoring health, and alleviating suffering have been fundamental to the practice of nursing and medicine for centuries. We are challenged as health care professionals to provide this care in a manner that meets the Institute of Medicine's Six Quality Aims of safe, effective, timely, efficient, equitable, and patient centered care. Patients with emergency medical conditions frequently experience significant treatable pain and anxiety. There is ample evidence to support the routine use of procedural sedation by appropriately trained and credentialed emergency nurses and physicians.
Click here to access ENA's Procedural Sedation Consensus Position Statement
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ENA STATE NEWS
Emergency Nurses Association Commends Illinois for Passing Stricter Workplace Violence Laws
Emergency Nurses Association Applauds Texas Legislation that Raises Assaults Against Emergency Department Personnel to Third Degree Felony