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.
Ron Kraus, MSN, RN, EMT, CEN, TCRN, ACNS-BC, took office on Jan. 1 as the 50th president in Emergency Nurses Association history.
Congress on Monday approved a COVID-19 stimulus package and Fiscal Year 2021 omnibus appropriations bill. Importantly, the legislation will provide additional funding for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
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.
ENA President Mike Hastings highlights COVID-19 vaccines and ENA resources in his latest message to members.
On Giving Tuesday, the ENA Foundation kicked off its annual Giving Season campaign that raises money to support emergency nurses.
The Emergency Nurses Association sent the following letter to President-elect Biden after the announcement that his COVID-19 Task Force did not include any nurses.
ENA President Mike Hastings reminds the public to follow CDC and WHO guidelines designed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in communities.
The Emergency Nurses Association once again celebrates the world’s emergency nurses during its annual Emergency Nurses Week celebration that pairs this year with the association’s 50th anniversary.
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.
Dr. Kevin Menes had been mentally preparing for victims of a mass casualty event to come through his emergency room doors since his time working at a hospital in Detroit’s roughest neighborhood.
Resources and training on workplace violence prevention by the Joint Commission including the ENA Workplace Violence Toolkit
ENA President Karen Wiley MSN, RN, CEN, highlights the importance of emergency nursing for Emergency Nurses Week 2017.
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...
Emergency department workplace violence occurs at much higher rates than other industries. An inside look at the troubling statistics, first-hand stories, and the work done to find solutions.
As president of the Emergency Nurses Association, I am calling for nationally consistent policies and clear protocols for identifying victims of human trafficking, and mandatory training of all emergency department personnel.
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.
Dan Nadworny, MSN, RN, point person for the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing to facilitate mass casulaty incident training drill at Emergency Nursing 2017 conference Sept. 14, 2017.
After attending a nursing conference, it’s typical to walk away with some continuing education credits and knowledge of a few new best practices. However, for our colleagues in Orlando, the decision to attend the 2015 Emergency Nurses Association’s annual conference in Orlando was literally life-changing.
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.
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.
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.