The Value of Nurses in the ED - SD ENA Fall Conference was a success!
We had a full day of education, simulation and networking with our fellow colleagues! Simulations on OB Emergencies, Pediatric and Adult Trauma. Breakout sessions on cardioversion, SANE, hypothermia, noninvasive airway support, and neonate sepsis. Thank you to all those that helped make this possible and to those that attended! We hope to see you all next year!
January - Place and time TBD
Karen Kaskie, Rachel Tinker, Kip Litteau, Kara Fonken and Sandi Mayou were our delegates and alternate delegate at Emergency Nursing 2019 in Austin, TX!
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On August 22, 2019, the Emergency Nurses Association Supported EMSC Reauthorization Enacted was signed by President Trump. This was one of the pieces of legislation that were discussed during Day on the Hill. The Emergency Medical Services for Children program ensures high-quality emergency care for young patients.
ENA turns 50 in 2020
ENA is celebrating 50 years in 2020! Stay tuned for upcoming celebrations and announcements! Lots of exciting things in the works!
Congratulations to Karla Nygren on becoming the next National Board of Directors Secretary/Treasurer!
Congratulations to Karen Kaskie on receiving the 2019 ENA Pediatric Readiness Improvement Award!
South Dakota ENA State Council is the recipient of the 2018 ENA State Council Achievement Award!
Lea Mathison received the South Dakota Academic Achievement Scholarship!
St. Michael's Hospital in Tyndall won $1000 to purchase a broselow cart!
SD ENA Annual Meeting Minutes
Minutes are now loaded on our website. Access all meeting minutes and reports under the "minutes/reports/bylaws" tab at the top. You will need to register with SD ENA website to access this area. If needed, register today and we will get your access approved ASAP!
January - State and Chapter Leaders Conference in San Diego
February - Nurses Day at the Legislature in Pierre
April - Day on the Hill in Washington D.C.
Check out the Calendar for a full list of upcoming events with dates and times!
2019 SD ENA Committee Chairpersons
The following individuals will serve as your 2019 SD ENA Committee Chairpersons. In the coming weeks we will be updating our "Committees" page with contact information if you'd like to help on any committee. Any amount of time serving on a committee is appreciated.
Trauma: Janee Poppinga
Pediatrics: Nicole Olson
Media: Kara Fonken
Education: Rachel Tinker
Government Affairs: Sandra Ruesch
Injury Prevention: Stefanie Hoffman
Membership: Karla Nygren
Emergency Nurse Project film
"Every day, in thousands of emergency departments across the globe, nurses do amazing things and often without the recognition they deserve. To celebrate all emergency nurses for their hard work, perseverance and indelible impact on society, ENA is proud to partner with filmmaker Carolyn Jones on the Emergency Nurse Project – a full-length documentary which takes an up-close, personal look at this special group of health care professionals. " - from ena.org. This film is going to be great! More information to come on release date and places to view it.
Have you experienced workplace violence?
If so, please reach out to us. We are working to start a conversation with our legislators to draft protections for healthcare workers. #StandUp #SilenceNoMore #NursesRise
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