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October 9 & 10

I wanted to make you aware of a quickly approaching opportunity to get CEs at a ENA sponsored EDAP Conference at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital (PIH), Whittier on October 9 & 10, 2017. Lunch is included. This conference regularly produces fascinating speakers with relevant and current information. Please sign up at your discounted rate while spaces are still available. Flyer

See you there,

Ruth Keniston, RN MSN CEN
President, Greater Los Angeles Chapter
Emergency Nurse Association

Sept. 13-16, 2017
Emergency Nursing 2017
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December 13, 2017. 6 pm – 8 pm
December Chapter Meeting
Sponsored by VITAS Healthcare
Ravello Bar & Grill 6746 Greenleaf Ave. Whittier CA 90601
Guest Speaker: Pamela Wright
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In August the GLA Chapter is planning a volunteer activity to distribute a variety of items like personal care items (soap, shampoo, lotion, chapstick, etc) and socks, dog treats, dog toys, etc. to the homeless population in our area, or to those living in shelters. We kindly request our members start collecting these types of things so we can amass a large quantity of items to help as many individuals as possible. Thank you!

Chapter Report to State Council

May 2017
We had an excellent turnout for our May 17th chapter meeting at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse in Pasadena which was sponsored by Shire and included a presentation on treatment for a rare condition known as acquired hemophilia A. The presentation was interesting and the group seemed engaged by asking lots of intelligent questions. It was exciting to have in attendance an influx of members who are either new to the organization or have not been active for some time. They expressed interest in being delegates to this year’s National Conference in St. Louis and curiosity about being part of the Board of Directors at the chapter level. it was a rousing success all the way around. We are working on the details for our homeless outreach event in August. One of our members has made contact with a group that offers an array of resources to this population and offered their services to help create a robust event. Through attendees’ suggestions, we have plans for another sponsored meeting that includes a speaker on the topics of hospice, advanced directives, comfort care, and the legalities that surround this important topic. There was interest surrounding the scholarships that are available through the GLA Chapter and the State Council. We continue to move forward in our efforts to collaborate with the Los Angeles National Association of Hispanic Nurses. We are brainstorming about the creation of a joint scholarship and/or the best ways to join our efforts to benefit the members of both organizations. One May 8th, the GLA Chapter was represented at a recruitment event at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. The event centered around Advanced Certification Awareness and benefits. We had an opportunity to talk with a variety of nurses and students and hopefully raise awareness about the important work that the ENA does. During our chapter meeting, we reached out to many different hospitals, represented by attendees, to offer the GLA Chapter members to participate in recruitment events that may arise. It was a successful and delicious event.

March 2017:
Our March 11, 2017 meeting was in Pasadena over brunch. We were pleased to see some new faces that helped contribute to an excellent discussion and the flow of ideas for upcoming plans. We made a plan to formalize an upcoming volunteer opportunity during our next meeting in May. We hope to invite representatives of the Orange Coast and Inland Empire chapters to be a part of that discussion. One member in attendance is also active within the Hispanic Nurses Association (HNA). We proposed the idea that she consult with the board of HNA on combining our efforts to fund 1 or more scholarships for Hispanic ER Nurses, thus representing both groups. In addition, we will be putting out information on scholarship information for GLA Members to apply for the Jean Kirby Scholarship for 2017. We are working on a gift to recognize Pomona Valley Medical Center on their recent designation as a Trauma Center. Our recruitment efforts will soon be expanding through the use of Instagram.

The GLA Chapter had their first meeting of 2017 on January 18 at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier. Members in attendance were updated on information received during the State ENA meeting. Two members plan on attending Leg Day, Sacramento in March. The chapter approved the contribution of $1,000 towards the ENA Foundation State Challenge that runs from March 1 – May 30, 2017. Members voiced a commitment to help coordinate the State MCI event at Universal Studios in May. We are arranging a volunteer opportunity to provide personal care items and clothing to homeless individuals and/or those living in shelters in the area. We plan on collaborating to host a local EDAP conference later in the year. Our next meeting will be a brunch on Saturday, March 11 at a restaurant in Pasadena. The location will be determined shortly.

November 2016 report:
Elections were held in September. We will be adding one additional board member for the recruitment and retention position. GLA held another successful EDAP conference at PIH Health in Whittier, CA. We will be donating $150 to the ENAF from the conference proceeds. GLA has approximately 100 2016 ENA national conference pins available. We will be selling them for a discounted rate, please contact GLA will be donating an additional $100 to ENAF from the sale of these pins.

2017 Chapter Meetings

March 11, 2017
Time/Location: TBD

Why should I attend?

Chance to meet other Emergency Nurses! Collaborate with your colleagues!! MICN? We have pins!

Who should attend?

All Emergency Nurses

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2017 Chapter Officers