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...
America’s leading nursing organizations and the over 3.5 million nurses they represent, have called on the Trump Administration and Congress to prioritize patient health and the patient-provider relationship in any health reform proposals.
The Emergency Nurses Association announced Karen K. Wiley, MSN, RN, CEN, began her one-year term as president of ENA, the premier professional emergency nursing association of more than 42,000 emergency nurses.
ENA supports the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for amending its health care regulations to permit full practice authority to three types of advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) when they are working in a VA facility. This includes clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives.
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.
ENA applauded the U.S. Senate for overwhelmingly passing comprehensive mental healthcare reform and funding to address the opioid and heroin crisis as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. The legislation passed on a 94-5 vote.
ENA praised the U.S. House of Representatives for overwhelmingly passing comprehensive mental healthcare reform as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. The legislation passed on a 392-26 vote.
ENA applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act. H.R. 4365 updates the Controlled Substances Act to ensure that emergency services (EMS) practitioners can continue to administer controlled substances to treat patients.
A Journal of Emergency Nursing study offers insights into what emergency nurses believe are the necessary components to achieve safe staffing levels in emergency departments.
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.
In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, ENA featured DisastER, a large-scale mass casualty incident (MCI) training area at “Emergency Nursing 2016.”
The Emergency Nurses Association(ENA) heads to Hollywood and invites emergency nurses to become the star of their emergency departments by attending the largest conference dedicated to the profession.
ENA's Naloxone Education Toolkit (NET) is a comprehensive resource designed to educate patients and family members about opioid overdose, advise on the distribution and proper use of naloxone kits, and to provide key step-by-step instructions to implement a custom opioid overdose prevention program in the ED.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ENA announced 11 emergency departments are receiving the prestigious Lantern Award™. The award recognizes emergency departments that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.