ENA Original Research Study

Describing the Impact of a Trauma Education Program: Nursing-sensitive Patient Outcomes

Welcome! We are excited that you are interested in joining ENA’s pilot study to begin to understand the effect of TNCC verification on nurse-sensitive patient outcomes, and the environments in which TNCC verification may have the greatest impact. The findings from this research study will help guide ENA to further advance the specialty of emergency nursing in the continual effort to promote safe practice and safe care.

All types of hospitals are eligible for this study. We expect to enroll 18-36 sites in this study. Some sites will only submit de-identified patient-level data and the facility demographic data. From the total enrollment, approximately 6-10 sites will also be invited to participate as observation sites. This is a pilot study that will initially focus on recruiting 50-60 emergency departments located in the following states:
  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Ready to Have Your ED Participate?

Provide ED Liaison and Manager/Director Contact Information
This short form will allow us to keep in touch with you as you complete the study registration process. Completing this form informs ENA of your intent to complete the registration process to be a fully participating site. At any time, your site may decide that you no longer intend to participate.

Site Registration Form

Research Proposal, Study Information Packet, and IRB Approval
ENA has applied for and received IRB approval from Advarra IRB, Inc. (Columbia, MD, FWA#00023875) and a Certificate of Confidentiality from the National Institutes of HealthThese approval letters and the full research study proposal are included in the packet below. You will need to use this packet to prepare and submit an IRB application at your site before data collection can begin. Your IRB may accept ENA's IRB allowing you to bypass the IRB full application process. We urge you to reach out to your IRB and inquire if they will accept ENA's IRB approval before starting an application. You may be able to save time and enroll more easily. If your local IRB will accept ENA's approval, we will still require an official letter from them stating this before data collection can begin. 

TNCC Study Site Packet (PDF)


Submit Your IRB Approval Letter
Once you have received approval from your IRB, please submit your approval letter (or letter granting exemption) to ENA. Once we have your approval letter, we will contact you to go over the data collection process. 

Submit IRB Approval to ENA

    Project Team
    ENA Department of Emergency Nursing Research

    Contact us for support at ENR@ena.org or (847) 460-4119, please address your email to one of the individuals listed below.

    For overall guidance on understanding the scope and aims of the study:

    • Principal Investigator: Lisa Wolf, PhD, RN, CEN, FAEN, Director

    For assistance with IRB approval and data collection questions:
    • Cydne Perhats, MPH, CHES, Senior Associate
    • Altair Delao, MPH, Senior Associate

    For technical assistance when submitting data via the online forms:
    • Leslie Gates, Administrative Assistant