ENA Institute for Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention


The Emergency Nurses Association’s Institute for Quality, Safety, and Injury Prevention (IQSIP) assists emergency nurses in promoting injury prevention.  The IQSIP provides resources to each State IQSIP Chair, and these resources can be utilized by emergency nurses to empower and support their injury prevention efforts. The goal of the IQSIP is have every nurse integrate prevention into their everyday practice with each patient and family encounter.  ENA believes that emergency nurses, as members of the frontline care team, are provided this unique opportunity to lead in the prevention of injury through evidenced-based education, public education, and healthcare advocacy.


The Illinois ENA State Council is committed to assuring the availability of injury prevention interventions and training programs to every emergency nurse to assist in their community outreach efforts.


For more information, please contact the IQSIP Chair for Illinois:

Thelma Kuska, BSN, RN, CEN, CPST-I, CEN, FAEN at



Child Passenger Safety Certification Training


Certified child passenger safety technicians provide parents and caregivers one-on-one instruction on how to properly use and install a car seat.  This can make a difference during a crash and can save lives. The extensive certification course, held over three days, is quick paced and interactive.  It is taught through a combination of hands-on activities, lectures and discussion that utilize a wide variety of child restraint and vehicle belt systems.  There is a high level of professionalism associated with certification and acknowledgement of expertise.  There is specialized problem solving and emphasis on community education during the course that lends to serving the community.  Consider joining the team of more than 43,000 nationally certified CPS technicians and be a leader and resource in your hospital and community.


Note:  If you are interested and plan to attend an Illinois ENA sponsored CPS certification class, your Safe Kids registration will be covered as well as the local fee.  Contact Thelma Kuska for further information on registering for a class at


More information coming soon!