Date Posted: 2015/08/22
Illinois ENA acknowledges the following ENA members who passed away during 2014 – 2015, and recognizes their many contributions to the field of emergency nursing during their careers.
Denise Hahn, MS, RN – Most recently, Denise served as Director, Emergency Department at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Illinois.
Rebekah Imig, BSN, RN, TNS. Rebekah worked in the Emergency Department at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.
Patricia Vandeschraaf, RN. Patricia served in many roles over the years in the Emergency Department at Pekin Hospital in Pekin, Illinois including staff nurse, Educator, Clinical Supervisor and EMS Coordinator.
Date Posted: 2015/07/24
Where’s Baby Heatstroke Campaign: The Dangers of Heatstroke
Heatstroke is the No. 1 killer of children, outside of car crashes. That’s why Illinois Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) has joined with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to attempt to reduce these deaths by reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of heatstroke and leaving children in hot cars.
Nationwide in 2014, there were at least 30 heatstroke deaths of children in vehicles.
As outside temperatures rise, the risk of children dying from being left alone inside a hot vehicle also rises. One child dies from heatstroke nearly every 10 days from being left in a hot vehicle, but what is most tragic is that the majority of these deaths could have been prevented.
All parents and caregivers are urged to do these three things:
If you are a bystander:
A child’s body temperatures can rise up to five times faster than that of an adult, with heatstroke possible in temperatures as low as 57 degrees. On an 80-degree day, a car can reach deadly levels in just 10 minutes.
Fifty-nine percent of all vehicle-related heatstroke deaths involving children are caused by a child accidentally being left in the car, and 29 percent are from children getting into a hot car on their own. We want to get the word out to parents and caregivers: Please look before you lock.
For more information about Heatstroke prevention, please visit http://www.safercar.gov/parents/InandAroundtheCar/heatstroke.htm
Remember: In Illinois, children are required to be in a car seat or booster seat until at least age 8 and all children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat.
Date Posted: 2015/06/03
Date Posted: 2015/05/10
The Illinois Emergency Nurses Association (Illinois ENA) invites all members to apply to be a delegate to the 2015 General Assembly. This year’s General Assembly will be in held in Orlando, Florida, September 29, 30, and October 1.
This is a new three-day format. Interested members should plan to fly into Orlando on Monday, September 28, 2015 to be available for the start of the GA on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.
For those delegates who are not planning on staying for the entire conference, the General Assembly will finish at 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 1, 2015. Please schedule your travel plans accordingly.
The number of delegates per state is determined by ENA policies and membership numbers as of May 1, 2015. In the past Illinois ENA has seated 25 delegates and one alternate delegate. We expect to have a similar number of delegates this year.
Applications are now being accepted until June 26, 2015.
We use an online application process. Interested members should fill out the application by following the instructions below. Complete and submit the application.. When your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours.
On June 26, 2015, the application process closes. All applications will be reviewed and those scoring the highest will become delegates. To ensure active involvement of new members in both the ENA and Illinois ENA organizations, the Illinois ENA President has the authority to include up to 20% first time delegates. All delegates will be notified by July 1, 2015.
Selected delegates receive up to $1,500.00 to offset expenses. Reimbursement (consistent with Illinois ENA Financial Policies) is available after the close of the General Assembly.
A point system developed by the State Council will determine candidate selection. Further information and the policy are available at www.illinoisena.org.
The expectations and responsibilities of a delegate include but are not limited to:
Saturday, August 22, 2015
810 S. Washington Street
Naperville, Illinois 60540
8:30am – 1:00pm
Illinois ENA reviews the General Assembly processes including the proposed bylaw amendments and resolutions at this meeting, therefore delegates are expected to attend.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
7:30am – 12:00pm
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
7:30am – 12:00pm
Thursday, October 1, 2015
7:30am – 12:00pm
I’m looking forward to reviewing numerous delegate applications. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
Steve Stapleton, PhD, MS, RN, CEN, FAEN
Illinois Emergency Nurses Association
Date Posted: 2015/04/17
This is your opportunity to vote for the following two Illinois State Council Board positions. The term for these positions will begin in 2016.
Please note that voting opens April 17 and closes on May 31, 2015.
For further instructions, please click the following link to login to the Members Only page: Login Instructions
For any questions with voting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.