Welcome to the Louisiana Emergency Nurses Association

Welcome to the Louisiana Emergency Nurses Association (LENA) website. The mission of the Emergency Nurses Association is to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice. ENA is the only professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing and emergency care through advocacy, expertise, innovation and leadership. ENA fosters this mission through public safety, continuing education, nursing research and promotion of the profession, which serve to maintain quality of patient care and have a positive influence in our state.

If you are a member of National ENA and have indicated that you live in Louisiana, you are also a member of LENA. The LA state council is governed by an executive board and committees. Bylaws and Policies and procedures of LENA are found at this website. The state council meets quarterly; dates and locations are posted on this site.

LENA Resolution Comment Period - Deadline June 21st

Louisiana ENA members, Deborah Spann, Donelle Brasseal and Michael Gary have authored a resolution which has been approved to be included during ENA National General Assembly in September. The resolution titled “Public Access to Bleeding Control Kits” requests that ENA issue a position statement or topic brief in support of public access to bleeding control kits and bystander education; that ENA continue to promote awareness of this need and the benefit of provision; and that ENA advocate for public access to the education and equipment necessary for hemorrhage control, and endorse bystanders acting as immediate responders.

The resolution can be reviewed here. The authors are requesting your support in favor of the resolution. Upon reviewing the resolution, should you feel you can support this resolution, please to louisianaena.gmail.com, conveying your support and providing your ENA Member Number. Deadline is June 21

Board of Directors Nominations

Applications for those interested in running for the LENA Board of Directors are being solicited. Involvement includes 4 quarterly board meetings and committee work. The committee meetings are conducted via conference call or in conjunction with one of the board meetings.

Applications are available here. Please complete and submit to the email address on the application by July 1st.

If you need more information please contact Dawn McKowen at traumarn2@gmail.com

Get Involved: Be an LENA Delegate

Delegate applications are now being accepted for 2017 ENA General Assembly. The assembly is the national business meeting of ENA held in the days prior to Annual Education Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Deadline for delegate application is June 15th, 2017.

Application form here.

Recognize Excellence

Nominations are now being solicited to recognize outstanding Louisiana Emergency Nurses. Deadline is July 1st, 2017.
Information and Applications HERE

Round of Applause

ENA Update

LENA immediate past president, Tammy O’Connor and board member Jennifer Sing have been accepted as faculty for Emergency Nursing 2017. The title of their presentation is, “Emergency Management: Preparing for a Mass Casualty Incident”. The presentation highlights and lessons learned throughout the planning, preparing, training and response activities during the “City of Gonzales/ Active Shooter Drill_ MCI [Mass Casualty Incident]” regional exercise.

Registration is open for the annual education conference of ENA.

See details in the upcoming events section of this Newsletter.

Round of Applause

ENA Update

Andrea Normand recognized as Louisianan of the Year 2017 by Louisiana Life Magazine

Andrea is well known in the emergency nursing with 45 years now in the profession. She served as an active member of LENA for years and was a member of the Board of Directors. She received a LSNA Nightingale award in March 2016, and now has been recognized by Louisiana Life Magazine as a leader for nursing.

LENA is proud to count Andrea as a life-long member. Way to go Andrea!