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Press Releases

February 22, 2018

Study: In-depth emergency department suicide screenings should become common practice

New research from the Emergency Nurses Association encourages more in-depth suicide screenings in the emergency department in an effort to better identify individuals at risk for suicide. The study, recently published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing, explores current screening procedures while identifying opportunities for improvement.

January 2, 2018

Jeff Solheim Takes Office as Emergency Nurses Association President

ENA today announced Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN, as president of the premier emergency nursing organization representing more than 42,000 members worldwide. During his one-year term as ENA president, Solheim will oversee the Board of Directors and serve as ENA’s official representative and spokesperson.

November 20, 2017 EMS standing orders

ENA Applauds the Signing of Legislation Allowing EMS Personnel to Continue Administering Life-Saving Medication

ENA applauds Congress for passing, and President Trump for signing into law, the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act. The new law, one of ENA’s legislative priorities, amends the Controlled Substances Act to ensure EMS personnel may use standing orders to administer a controlled substance in cases in which a delay in treatment could result in harm or death to the patient.

November 15, 2017 News

ENA Releases New Emergency Department Manager’s Survival Guide

The Emergency Nurses Association released its new Emergency Department Manager’s Survival Guide, a digital reference for new and experienced ED managers. Since nearly half of U.S. medical care takes place in the ED, outstanding and informed leadership is essential to providing the best patient care. Nurses must become accustomed to unique situations and topics while acclimating to a managerial role. The ED Manager’s Survival Guide serves as transitional tool to help them adjust to the nuances of ED management.

September 21, 2017

ENA Urges Opposition to New Senate Legislation to Repeal ACA

Without significant changes to address access to care for emergency department patients, the Emergency Nurses Association is opposed to the passage of the recently-released legislation designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act proposed by Senators Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, Dean Heller and Ron Johnson.​

July 20, 2017 Conference Opioid

Opioids Posing Increasingly Dangerous Threats to Emergency Nurses

The threat from opioids has become so prevalent that the Emergency Nurses Association is dedicating four sessions at their national conference, Emergency Nursing 2017, in September to help healthcare professionals deal with it.

May 24, 2017 Legislation News

Emergency Nurses, Emergency Medical Service Providers and Children’s Advocates Oppose Proposal to Eliminate Emergency Medical Services for Children Program

The following organizations join the statement below, opposing President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate funding for the EMSC program in his fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget: the American Ambulance Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, Children’s Health Fund, Emergency Nurses Association, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, National Association of State EMS Officials, National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute, National EMS Management Association and Save the Children.

May 1, 2017 Day off 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...