The Emergency Nurses Association conducts original research to advance excellence in emergency care. Summarized below are the research priorities and accomplishments which are driven by salient issues related to clinical care, input from ENA committees and General Assembly resolutions. The research trajectory currently includes three main lines of inquiry - shown on the table below - that establish a body of evidence to support emergency nursing practice through improvements in nurse wellness, delivery of effective patient care, and safer workplaces.
ENA’s research portfolio impacts the emergency nursing specialty through: 1) educational content that includes online courses and practice resources such as toolkits, topic briefs and infographics; 2) policy guidelines and legislative advocacy at the local, regional and national levels; 3) conference presentations, workshops and peer-reviewed publications; and 4) grants and fellowships made available through the ENA Foundation.
|Years||Research Priorities||Selected Outcome and Accomplishments|
|2009-2022||ED Workplace Violence
|2010-2018||Staffing of Emergency Nurses in U.S. EDs|
|2014-2015||Emergency Nurse Fatigue|
|2017-2021||ED Workplace Culture and Environment
Behavioral Health (BH)
|Years||Research Priorities||Selected Outcomes and Accomplishments|
|2008-2020||Assessment and Treatment Patients with Harmful and Addictive Substance Use|
|2010-2020||Suicide Risk Assessment|
|2012-2021||Managing BH Emergencies|
|2010-2022||Advanced Practice Registered Nurses|
Provide time-sensitive evidence to support ENA members in areas other than workplace or behavioral health.
|Ongoing||Topics that fall outside of the above two lines of inquiry, generated by general assembly resolutions, national initiatives, and/or collaborations with other organizations.|