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May 1, 2017 Day on the Hill Legislation

Emergency Nurses Association Members Descend on Capitol Hill to Fight for Better Emergency Care

More than 125 Emergency Nurses Association members visited Capitol Hill advocating for legislation that directly impacts emergency nursing. Day on the Hill is an opportunity for us to educate lawmakers about the issues facing emergency nurses and our patients, particularly as the future of healthcare in this country remains unknown...

December 13, 2016 News

President Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act

The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law in December 2016, includes comprehensive mental healthcare reform and funding to address the opioid and heroin crisis. Key elements in the Act that will improve the treatment of those suffering from serious mental illnesses include the elimination of the prohibition on same-day billing for mental health and primary care services in Medicaid, additional resources for suicide prevention and expanded crisis intervention training for first responders.

September 30, 2016 Infectious Diseases Legislation News

ENA Praises Zika and Opioid Funding in Stopgap Spending Bill

ENA praised Congress for passing and President Obama for signing a short-term spending bill that includes funding to battle the Zika virus and the opioid epidemic, two of ENA’s top federal legislative priorities.

September 2, 2016 Conference Emergency Preparedness News

When 'Disaster' Strikes, Emergency Nurses Will Respond

In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, ENA featured DisastER, a large-scale mass casualty incident (MCI) training area at “Emergency Nursing 2016.”

July 28, 2016 Awards News

Emergency Nurses Association Receives Top ASAE Honors for its Mass Casualty Incident Training Drill

ENA earned a 2016 ASAE Power of A Silver Award for its surprise Mass Casualty Incident Training Drill executed at the Emergency Nursing 2015 conference in Orlando. The Power of A Awards reward outstanding accomplishments of associations and industry professionals for their efforts to enrich lives, create a competitive workforce, prepare society for the future, drive innovation and make a better world.

July 25, 2016 News

Nancy MacRae, MS, Named Executive Director of the Emergency Nurses Association

Nancy MacRae, MS, has been named Executive Director of the largest global professional association of emergency nurses. MacRae will provide strategic leadership to ENA, its staff, and the ENA Foundation through a collaborative partnership with the Board of Directors to ensure the organization achieves its mission, vision and objectives. ​

July 25, 2016 Legislation News

Emergency Nurses Association Praises Passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

ENA applauded President Obama for signing into law the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). The new law represents a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic including prevention, treatment, support for those in recovery and justice reform. CARA will create and expand critical programs to fight the scourge of abuse, addiction, overdose and death resulting from the rapidly-increasing use of prescription opioids and heroin. Many of CARA’s provisions are consistent with ENA’s support for efforts at the state level to expand access to treatment and emergency care through distribution and training on reversal agents such as Naloxone. ​

July 7, 2016 Legislation News

House Overwhelmingly Passes Comprehensive Mental Health Bill

ENA praised the U.S. House of Representatives for overwhelmingly passing comprehensive mental healthcare reform, H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. The bill would make more psychiatric hospital beds available, integrate and connect physical and mental health care providers and provide resources to communities for suicide prevention. In addition, it would allow more patients to be treated in our healthcare system instead of being incarcerated, expand crisis intervention team training for law enforcement and allow families to work with doctors and mental health professionals as part of the care delivery team.

July 1, 2016 Awards News

14 Exceptional Emergency Nurses to Join Academy of Emergency Nursing

The Emergency Nurses Association announced 14 emergency nurses will be inducted into the Academy of Emergency Nursing in 2016. The candidates for induction are admitted to AEN as Fellows, recognizing they have made significant contributions to emergency nursing that go above and beyond being an outstanding nurse and a devoted ENA member. Fellows are entitled to use the FAEN designation following their name.

June 30, 2016 Legislation News Workplace Violence

Delaware Closes Loophole in Law to Better Protect Emergency Nurses

In June 2016, Delaware became the latest state to better protect emergency nurses from assault. Gov. Jack Markell signed legislation to clarify under what circumstances emergency personnel are covered under the law governing assault in the second degree, which is a felony in Delaware.

Working to promote safe practice and safe care.