Indiana ENA Representation at the 2018 LifeLine Critical Care Symposium

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Ryan Williams, MBA, MSN, RN, CEN, Indiana ENA 2018 State President, has a goal to increase membership in Indiana ENA in 2018, and he is taking action!

In late February, Nurse Williams was approached by IU Health LifeLine about sponsoring a table at their annual Critical Care Symposium.  Thinking outside of the box, Nurse Williams agreed, considering the opportunity to tout the benefits of membership in ENA and to make contact with potential new members. 

He ordered membership materials from ENA, solicited help for manning the table via social media, and was on site to talk with attendees at the conference throughout the day, along with other members, Tracy Ballard, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, India Owens, MSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC, FAEN and Meredith Addison, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN.  The talking points regarding the value of ENA membership were networking, a member driven organization, support for the specialty of emergency nursing and collaboration with other emergency care entities.

Contact was made with many EMS providers in addition to nurses.  Many in the EMS community were impressed and appreciative of ENA’s work on passage of the “Bill Protecting Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017”. That acknowledgement led to an invitation to host a table at the annual Run With Shears event, which promotes EMS recognition and whose profits go towards efforts to create an EMS memorial in Indiana.  Another opportunity to reach out to potential members, both voting and affiliate.  Look for an opportunity to serve at this event in the near future!

Copy provided by India Owens, MSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC, FAEN

Indiana ENA Celebrates "The Power of One"

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Chloe, an eight year old in Indianapolis, had a vision to help those less fortunate. This is her second year of handing out supplies to the homeless population in Indianapolis. She spent the year fundraising, and on Thanksgiving, with the help of her family they filled 100 bags with socks hand warmers, chap stick, tissue, snacks, and other day to day essentials. Both the Indiana State ENA and Indy Roadrunners chapter donated to this cause. 

"This is an example of what one person with an idea and drive can do", says Sherri Marley, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, 2017 Indiana ENA State Council President. Chloe's 2018 goal is to raise enough money to hand out 200 bags in 2019. #What’sYourGoal