we can do so little. Together, we can do so much. -- Helen Keller
ENA National Conference
2014 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Indiana Convention Center
October 7-11, 2014
Attention - Recruiting New Members!!
Indiana ENA Symposium
June 20, 2013
Speaker: Deb Delaney, RN, MS, CEN
Senior Consultant Blue Jay Consulting
Service Excellence in the ED: How to change our
Perception from Pit Bull to Puppy Dog
Deb Delaney is a Senior Consultant for Blue Jay Consulting. In
her current role, she has had the opportunity to work in emergency departments all over the United States. In her role providing
process improvement, she is able to assess different practices and processes at many different sites. ERs of all sizes have
so much in common and Deb is able to share practices from one site that might benefit another. Deb will be offering the Keynote
with “Service Excellence in the ED: Can it be achieved—How to change the perception from Pit Bull to Puppy Dog”
and a break out session, “Understanding Best Practice
and Implementing it in Your ED- It’s Easier Than You Think!”
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Save the Date
"Beyond the Moment of Impact: An Interactive Trauma
Case Study" presented by Jeff Solheim on August 24, 2013.
This is an educational offering hosted by Chapter 134.
Location: IUPUI Indianapolis
Christopher & Dana Reeves Foundation Quality of Life Grant
New nurse orientation in emergency departments
is a life or death situation. Reagan Norman, RN BSN CEN was a nurse educator wondering how she could assist her new nurses
to achieve a nursing instinct. By utilizing Patricia Benner’s “from novice to expert” theory and “The
Arc of Survival theory, Norman developed an easy method to assist new nurses in understanding the concept
of the nursing instinct. Norman was published in the September 2013 JEN. The article is not only commendable for being in
the JEN, but for its innovative content as well. Norman discusses the comparison of the survival instinct to that of the nursing
instinct, indicating a pause to think, “Is this really happening?” can cost lives. It is important to teach new
emergency nurses to try and move past that question quickly and either act or call for help right away.
stated that publishing the article was not difficult. She emailed her article to the address listed in the journal and made
a few requested changes and she was in the JEN. When the JEN staff responded they were very “friendly and responsive.”
The most difficult process would be to find a topic you are passionate about, and being a nurse educator passionate about
her new nurses the topic was natural. Norman is very busy with three children and their basketball, soccer, volleyball, and
4H. She has been married for fifteen years and she and her husband are part owners of a family farm raising beef cattle and
sheep. Norman encourages Indiana ENA members to publish their articles and get your ideas out there, after all another nurse
may be waiting for your research to improve their patients outcomes.
Emergency nurses in
Indiana are encouraged to write your Indiana General Assembly State Representatives to ask for support for HB 1078,which prohibits
the retail sale of toy like lighters. The bill acknowledges what emergency nurses know firsthand, that lighters in the hands
of children too often result in injury and that lighters that look like toys are of particular danger to children.
Human Trafficking: It Happens Here
Human Trafficking is tied as the SECOND LARGEST and FASTEST GROWING criminal industry in the world. generating roughly
$32 billion per year, and it's HAPPENING IN INDIANA.
IPATH - Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans Task Force
offered by Indiana ENA State Council
for applications are April 1 & October 1
by Indy Roadrunners ENA Chapter 134
Deadines for applications are May 1 & November 1.