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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.

June 28, 2017 Awards News

Emergency Nurses Association Recognizes 2017 Achievement Awards

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.

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 2, 2017 Awards News

Emergency Nurses Association Wins 2017 Gold Circle Award for Excellence in Membership Rebranding

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.

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ENA and AONE Guiding Principles on Mitigating Violence in the Workplace
January 5, 2015 Workplace Violence

ENA and AONE Guiding Principles on Mitigating Violence in the Workplace

The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and ENA convened a Day of Dialogue to discuss how incidents of violence are currently addressed in hospitals, as well as the need to create an environment where health care professionals, patients and families feel safe. The outcome of the meeting was the development of guiding principles, as well as a tool kit, to assist nurse leaders in systematically addressing measures to decrease and control violence in the workplace.

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September 6, 2017 ENA News

Looking Ahead After Utah Nurse Arrest

I know many of us are still reeling from the disturbing video recently released of University of Utah Hospital nurse Alex Wubbels being aggressively arrested for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient. While the situation appears to have been grossly mismanaged, I encourage you to focus on two key points...

June 24, 2017 Times Free Press News

Nurses Often Victims of Abuse, Assault

Most people think of nurses in a healing context, but patients often target them for abuse. More than 30 states have toughened penalties for assaulting a nurse, according to the Emergency Nurses Association. Last year, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill that raises the punishment for aggravated assault or aggravated battery against medical or EMS personnel to five to 20 years in prison.

June 9, 2017 Hospitals & Health Networks News

Violence in the Hospital: Preventing Assaults Using a Clinical Approach

Two years ago, AONE, alongside the Emergency Nurses Association, released a list of eight guiding principles to help mitigate violence in the workplace. Extending from that original work, AONE is now planning an updated version, “Mitigating Workplace Violence 2.0,” that looks outside of the nursing sphere by incorporating security to gain further perspective on the approach, says CEO Maureen Swick, R.N.

May 22, 2017 Hospitals & Health Networks Workplace Violence

Confronting Nurse Burnout, Workplace Violence and the Nursing Shortage

Workplace violence is a huge initiative of the AHA and one that AONE has been part of for a few years now. We led work in collaboration with the Emergency Nurses Association a few years ago and published guiding principles on workplace violence and things that nurse leaders need to do to ensure the safety of those we serve, and we'll be expanding that.

May 16, 2017 Safety + Health News

Groups Encourage Non-disciplinary Approach for Nurses Battling Addiction

A new policy paper from the Emergency Nurses Association and the International Nurses Society on Addictions emphasizes “alternative-to-discipline” methods for nurses and nursing students who may be struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

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ENA Media Contact:

Marie Grimaldi
Director, Communications & PR
847.460.4080
marie.grimaldi@ena.org

ENA Media Contact:

Seamus Riley
Communications & PR Specialist
847.460.4022
seamus.riley@ena.org

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