As part of its ongoing efforts to increase the pipeline of new nurses, promote healthy and safe work environments, workplace violence prevention and address boarding ENA sent the following letter to Senator Bernie Sanders to show support for the Primary Care and Health Workforce Expansion Act.
Emergency nurses and physicians are sounding the alarm: the number of patients “boarding,” or held in the emergency department while waiting for care, has reached a crisis level. Unfortunately, patients with mental health needs are disproportionately affected.
Improved access to mental health care and reducing ED boarding are ENA priorities
ENA among three dozen organizations calling on White House to support solutions to boarding issues in the emergency department.
To strengthen ENA’s commitment to create healthier and safer communities for all, and to further stand with emergency nurses working amid this gun violence epidemic, ENA today is announcing its support for a ban on assault rifles.
On Friday, the Emergency Nurses Association commended both the Senate and House of Representatives for swiftly passing the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.
As part of its ongoing efforts to support meaningful steps to reduce the gun violence epidemic, ENA sent the following letter to Senators Chris Murphy and John Cornyn calling for a comprehensive gun safety bill focused on preventing mass shootings.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved the ENA-supported Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act following its introduction by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) in February.
Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act aims to improve suicide risk protocols.
ENA announced its support for the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act of 2021 and its goal of protecting the safety of emergency nurses and other health care providers.
The Emergency Nurses Association recently sent a letter of support and guidance to Dr. David Kessler, Chief Science Officer of COVID Response.
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.
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 commended Friday's signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act which includes billions of dollars to support emergency nurses and other front-line health care providers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In a White House meeting on Wednesday, President-elect Ron Kraus spoke pointedly about the needs of emergency nurses amid the outbreak, while emphasizing the strong role ENA and all ED nurses play in this rapidly developing situation.
The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Services Act of 2019, ENA priority legislation, was passed Thursday by the House of Representatives.
The Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act would create a grant program within the Department of Health and Human Services that is focused on assisting EDs develop ways to better identify, assess and treat patients with signs of suicidality.