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 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 Emergency Nurses Association commended the recent signing of important legislation that reauthorizes the Emergency Medical Services for Children program, which will help guarantee that children receive appropriate health care they need during an emergency.
ENA President Patti Kunz Howard is scheduled to appear before a House committee to testify in support of the EMSC Reauthorization Act.
Emergency nurses from across the country will come together in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday as the Emergency Nurses Association hosts its annual Day on the Hill event to advocate for federal legislation to protect health care workers and continue funding of a critical emergency care program for children.
The SOAR Act was a priority piece of legislation discussed by members during ENA's annual Day on the Hill event in Washington, D.C.
The Emergency Nurses Association, a leading voice in the push to improve emergency health care for patients struggling with opioid-use issues, on Oct. 24 commended Congress for passing and President Donald Trump for signing into law sweeping bipartisan legislation which aims to combat the opioid crisis.