Chapter Meetings & Information
All Chapter Meetings are from 1830 – 2100, unless stated otherwise. RSVP is required: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Conference & Chapter Meeting
Please join us November 16th for the Annual California ENA Conference in San Diego at the beautiful Kona Kai Resort. Information can be found on our Education Committee page.
Spring News/Upcoming Events
Chapter Report to State Council
Last meeting at Capital Grille went well. We raised $133.00 at our last meeting for the ENA Foundation. Our next meeting is June 22nd at Seasons 52 in Costa Mesa with a speaker featuring a blood culture collection device to prevent contamination. RSVP at email@example.com. August 17th annual OCENA educational conference and meeting will be at CHOC- more information coming soon. Scholarship applications due June 10th- Gary Sparger scholarship $500 available to RN’s looking to advance their degrees with a BSN or higher. NEW SCHOLARSHIP: Vicki Dippner-Robertson hardship scholarship $1000 available for those who are advancing their emergency nursing practice, used at awardees discretion, examples would be ENPC, TNCC, Conference registration, or student loan payments. Reaching out to chapter hospitals to attend staff meetings to present the benefits of ENA engagement. Summer Social being planned for a “Meet the board” and networking opportunity with OCENA.
January 2017 Report: For Emergency Nurse’s Week, the board made baskets of goodies with a chapter flyer, applications and thank you cards, these were delivered to each Emergency Department in Orange County, all 24! 2017 Board members were voted on and the announcement will be made at our Holiday Chapter Meeting on December 6th at the Summit house in Fullerton. The meeting is will begin with a Speaker: Melissa Yager, MS, RN, CNS, ONC from Sharp Memorial San Diego, CA. Title of Talk: Reduction of Opioid Analgesic Dosing with a Multimodal Protocol. Objective: Discuss use of multimodal analgesia in varied patient populations. It is free of cost with an amazing dinner and board meeting to follow, with raffles and prizes! Our last meeting was held after an Educational Event in August that had 31 attendees and had great evaluations. There were 6 speakers that spoke of PTSD, Human Trafficking, Strokes in Lil’ Folks, Trauma Education and more. We the continue to recruit and on last count have 384 members! We also have an exciting facebook and Instagram page, the links are on the state website, please follow us!
The Orange Coast Chapter members have been involved in several exciting activities, recently. August 26, we started the morning with a Chapter meeting where we reviewed the upcoming calendar of events, the treasurer’s report, and current topics related to nursing under Government Affairs. Following our chapter meeting we sponsored an all-day educational offering which was held @ Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. Over fifty attendees enjoyed the interesting and relevant topics from nine dynamic speakers. We offered six hours of both RN and EMS CE’s. A shout out to Destiny Douty from Care Ambulance for her generosity in sponsoring our breakfast and luncheon. One of our Chapter members, Christine Marshall, RN was flexible and willing to add to the conference at the last minute with an amazing presentation on Healthcare in Cuba. Another Chapter member, Vicki Sweet, RN presented on How to get Published in a Nursing Journal. Our Keynote speaker was the Honorable Orange County Supervisor, Andrew Do. His topic was related to the care of patients with Mental Health care needs in Orange County. We were made aware that he serves on the CalOptima Board of Directors—which is the largest County Operated Health Plan in California, with over 800,000 members and responsible for the coordination of benefits for individuals who are mild to moderately mentally ill. He went on discuss his dual roles with CalOptima and the Mental Health Board focused on the alignment of our patients’ physical and mental healthcare around the “whole person.” Additional information on the speakers and their topics is included in the brochure on our website. In addition we were thrilled to have ten delegates from our chapter join the National ENA conference in LA on the evening of September 12th. The following two days we discussed resolutions and then went on to enjoy the wonderful educational sessions that were offered through Saturday. Finally, Kathy Robidoux, RN, our Chapter Treasurer hosted our board meeting at her lovely home on October 11, 2016. We put together enough baskets filled with treats for delivery to all twenty-four of the Emergency Departments in Orange County for Emergency Nurses Week. We also included in the basket information about the ENA and any upcoming educational offerings. Carla E. Schneider, RN, MSN, CEN.