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May 16, 2024 Emergency Nurses Association ENA Government Relations Legislation pediatric emergency care

House Passes Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act

The House of Representatives, in a bipartisan vote, approved the ENA-supported Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act (H.R. 6960/S. 3765) on Wednesday. The EMSC Reauthorization Act, introduced by Rep. Earl “Buddy” Carter, R-GA, is an ENA priority this year because of its importance as the only federal program dedicated to improving emergency care for children. Each year, 30 million children and adolescents visit emergency departments in the United States.

May 15, 2024 American College of Emergency Physicians Emergency Nurses Association ENA Statement

ENA Statement on ACEP ED Accreditation Program

On Wednesday, ENA issued the following statement about an ED Accreditation program developed by the American College of Emergency Physicians.

May 7, 2024 Behavioral Health Emergency Nurses Association ENA JEN journal of emergency nursing Pediatric

Study Highlights Use of New Tool for Assessing Pediatric Behavioral Health Acuity in EDs

The rising pediatric mental health crisis has put a strain on emergency departments across the country. “The Development and Implementation of a Pediatric Nursing Emergency Behavioral Health Assessment Tool” in the May issue of the Journal of Emergency Nursing addresses the fact there is no current standardized tool for assessing mental and behavioral acuity in emergency departments.

April 17, 2024 Day on the Hill Emergency Nurses Association ENA Government Relations Workplace Violence

Emergency Department Nurses Take To Capitol Hill

Emergency nurses are strong advocates for the laws and tools they need to be safe at work and sufficiently prepared to care for all their patients. Emergency nurses from nearly every state gathered in Washington, D.C., this week for the Emergency Nurses Association’s annual Day on the Hill advocacy event.

April 4, 2024 Emergency Nurses Association ENA Workplace Violence

ENA Survey: 56 Percent of ED Nurses Assaulted in the Past Month

A recent “pulse check” survey of Emergency Nurses Association members revealed more than half of the responding emergency nurses had been either physically or verbally assaulted or threatened with violence in the previous 30 days.

March 25, 2024 20 under 40 Connection Emergency Nurses Association ENA ENA Connection ENA Connection 20 Under 40

Rising Stars in Emergency Nursing Encouraged to Apply for ENA’s 20 Under 40 Program

Through the 20 Under 40 program, the Emergency Nurses Association and its member magazine, ENA Connection, cast the spotlight on emergency nursing professionals who are enhancing their careers, uplifting their communities and transforming the emergency nursing specialty.

ENA in the News

May 17, 2024

New Emergency Nurse Residency Program launched at Clovis Community Medical Center

Clovis Roundup – Clovis Community Medical Center partnered with the Emergency Nurses Association to launch an Emergency Nurse Residency Program in February of this year, and the first cohort of 12 nurses just finished their residencies. The residency program helps build confidence in clinical practice, foster collaboration among nursing management and educators, and promotes active engagement in the program, through didactic learning strategies, to benefit each nurse’s ability to provide patient care.

May 17, 2024

Nurses to ACEP: Pause ED accreditation program

Becker's - Emergency department nurses are urging the American College of Emergency Physicians to delay the rollout of its ED accreditation program, arguing that the current framework primarily focuses on physician-driven quality standards and could potentially limit the role of nurses.

May 16, 2024

Push for Safer Hospitals: Improve Violence Reporting

MedScape - Do we really need more data on workplace violence to craft laws and policies to better protect healthcare workers from aggression on the job? Some experts argued that yes, such information is essential to address this thorny problem. MedScape - One is Joanne DeSanto Iennaco, PhD, APRN, professor and director of the Clinical Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Yale School of Nursing, Yale University, in West Haven, Connecticut, and lead author of a new study in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, describing a reporting system designed to easily tally and classify the incidence of such aggression.

May 3, 2024

Kentucky First State to Decriminalize Medical Errors

MedPage Today - Kentucky has become the first state to decriminalize medical errors -- a move many medical associations support. Chris Dellinger, BSN, RN, president of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), told MedPage Today in an email that ENA "is supportive of this bill for decriminalizing honest mistakes that might occur during the delivery of care" and that this law "provides everyone with clarity as to the legal threshold prosecutors must consider when assessing medical errors in Kentucky."

April 5, 2024

More than half of emergency nurses assaulted or threatened in past 30 days

Chief Healthcare Executive - The majority of nurses in emergency departments say they have been physically assaulted or threatened. To be clear, they aren’t talking about their entire careers. Most emergency nurses say they’ve been attacked or encountered aggressive behavior in the previous month.

April 5, 2024

Violence against nurses hits all-time high: 2 new reports

Becker's Hospital Review - A growing proportion of nurses say incidents of violence and aggression they face on the job have become routine. As a result, many are considering an exit from the profession altogether. In the first week of April — which the National Institutes of Health recognizes as Workplace Violence Prevention Awareness Month — at least two new reports have been published that underscore the growing toll violence has on the nursing workforce.

April 5, 2024

Violence against nurses rising, especially among emergency departments

Crain's Chicago Business - Violence against nurses is on the rise, according to two different studies to come out this week. An anecdotal “pulse check” survey of nearly 500 members of the Schaumburg-based Emergency Nurses Association members found that 56% said they had been either physically or verbally assaulted or threatened with violence in the previous 30 days.

March 25, 2024

Nurses, doctors urge Washington to take action on healthcare violence

Chief Healthcare Executive - Doctors and nurses have bemoaned the violence they are seeing in emergency departments, and they have taken that message to Capitol Hill. Leaders from the Emergency Nurses Association, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the American Nurses Association met with congressional staffers to draw more attention

March 25, 2024

Violence against hospital workers continues to climb

WGN - At a congressional briefing held by the Emergency Nurses Association on Friday, doctors, nurses and additional healthcare leaders spoke about their experiences. Emergency Nurses Association President Chris Dellinger said, “We no longer are just a place of healing because now we have to worry about our own safety and our other patient safety as well.”

August 17, 2023

Improving Pediatric Emergency Care: ‘We Need to Do Better’

Chief Healthcare Executive—When a critically ill child arrives in a hospital’s emergency department, even the most experienced nurse can feel a chill. Terry Foster, the president of the Emergency Nurses Association, talks about the anxiety nurses feel when a child arrives in the hospital. Some parents don’t call an ambulance. They simply bring their children directly into the emergency room, and run straight toward a nurse.

June 20, 2023 Emergency Nurse Residency Program Emergency Nurses Association

Nurse Residency Program Doubles-Down on ED Training

Becker’s Hospital Review—Training for the first cohort of Neenah, Wis.-based ThedaCare's nurse residency program is underway at seven of its hospitals. The system adopted the program with an aim to improve retention of new nurses and better equip them for the demands of emergency department care, according to a June 13 news release.

May 31, 2023

Nursing Group Launches Coaching and Support Program

Associations Now - A new program created by a for-profit subsidiary of the Emergency Nurses Association hopes to address burnout and other wellness challenges unique to emergency departments.


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