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Press Releases

January 15, 2021 Disaster Preparedness Emergency Nurses Association

Message to Members from ENA President Ron Kraus

Following an FBI bulleting about potential armed protests around the country, ENA President Ron Kraus encouraged members and all emergency nurses to be prepared should unrest occur in their communities.

December 15, 2020 COVID-19 Vaccination

ENA Urges Emergency Nurses to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Based on the science and evidence surrounding COVID-19 vaccines, the Emergency Nurses Association on Monday urged all emergency nurses to get vaccinated and encourage others to do so to promote public health.

September 29, 2020 Government Relations Suicide

House Passes ENA-backed Legislation to Enhance Suicide Screenings

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act, Emergency Nurses Association priority legislation focused on improving the ability of health care professionals working in hospital emergency departments to identify, assess and treat patients with signs of suicidality.

ENA in the News

October 16, 2017 Accreditation & Quality Advisor News

Joint Commission: Screening for Violence

Resources and training on workplace violence prevention by the Joint Commission including the ENA Workplace Violence Toolkit

September 6, 2017 ENA News

Looking Ahead After Utah Nurse Arrest

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...

June 24, 2017 Times Free Press News

Nurses Often Victims of Abuse, Assault

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.

June 9, 2017 Hospitals & Health Networks News

Violence in the Hospital: Preventing Assaults Using a Clinical Approach

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.

May 22, 2017 Hospitals & Health Networks Workplace Violence

Confronting Nurse Burnout, Workplace Violence and the Nursing Shortage

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.

May 16, 2017 Safety + Health News

Groups Encourage Non-disciplinary Approach for Nurses Battling Addiction

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.

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847.460.4017
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