The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today issued the following statement in opposition to the passage of any bill in the Senate that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act without protecting emergency health care services and access to care for those who suffer from a mental illness or substance use disorder:
The Emergency Nurses Association today announced recipients of its 2017 Achievement Awards. The awards recognize emergency nurses and exemplary supporters of the profession who demonstrate exceptional professional practice, innovation, leadership and advocacy.
The Emergency Nurses Association today announced two Journal of Emergency Nursing (JEN) Award recipients, the JEN Reviewer of the Year Award and the JEN Author(s) of the Year Award.
The Emergency Nurses Association today announced a record 22 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.
A study released today in the Emergency Nurses Association’s Journal of Emergency Nursing aims to help emergency nurses better identify victims of human trafficking.
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.
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) announced it has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) with a 2017 Gold Circle Award in the rebranding category. The Gold Circle Awards competition is the premier association marketing, membership and communications award that recognizes excellence, innovation and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership and communications programs.
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.