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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.

May 26, 2016 Awards News

Emergency Nurses Association Recognizes 14 Achievement Award Recipients

ENA announced the recipients of the association’s 2016 annual achievement awards. The awards recognize emergency nurses and exemplary supporters of the profession who demonstrate exceptional professional practice, innovation, leadership and advocacy.

May 10, 2016 Day on the Hill Legislation News

Emergency Nurses Association Urges Lawmakers to Pass Mental Health Reform and Support EMS Administration of Life-Saving Medications

Emergency Nurses Association members are on Capitol Hill advocating for legislation that directly impacts emergency nursing. More than 120 ENA members from across the U.S. are in Washington, DC, urging Congress to support comprehensive reforms to our nation’s mental health system, and legislation that will allow emergency medical services personnel to continue to operate under standing orders to administer controlled substances. May 11 is the association’s annual Day on the Hill event.

May 4, 2016 Legislation News Workplace Violence

Georgia Increases Penalties for Assault Against Emergency Nurses

In May 2016, Georgia became the latest state to enhance penalties for assaulting emergency nurses. Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation that increases punishments to five to 20 years for aggravated assault and aggravated battery when committed against hospital emergency department personnel and emergency medical services personnel.

April 20, 2016 Legislation News

Emergency Nurses Association Praises Senate for Including KITS in FAA Reauthorization Bill

ENA praises the U.S. Senate for including provisions of the Airplane Kids in Transit Safety (KITS) Act of 2016 in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill. The Senate passed the FAA bill yesterday. The KITS Act would require the FAA to update emergency medical kits on airplanes to ensure they contain appropriate medication and equipment to meet the emergency medical needs of children, including an epinephrine auto-injector.

March 31, 2016 Legislation News

Emergency Nurses Association Praises Utah for Increased Workplace Protection

Emergency healthcare workers in Utah will have more protection against workplace violence after Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill that increases the penalty for assault against healthcare providers or emergency medical workers when the assault causes substantial bodily injury.

January 4, 2016 News

Kathleen E. Carlson, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN, Named President of the Emergency Nurses Association

ENA announced Kathleen E. Carlson, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN, will lead the largest professional association of more than 40,000 emergency nurses, as elected president for 2016 Carlson will work with the ENA Board of Directors to set the strategic direction of the Association. She has general oversight of the Board of Directors, and serves as the official representative and spokesperson of ENA.

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