2018 Chapter Officers
Chapter Report to State Council
Our annual Educational 911 Conference is Friday April 27, 2018 at the La Mesa Community Center. Registration details on our website. We recently sent out a postcard to all our Chapter members with information about educational opportunities, tool kits and upcoming events both locally, statewide and nationally which can be found on www.Californiaena.org . Also included was information on our Local Chapter and State Meetings. We are still accepting Scholarship applications to be awarded at our Conference April 27th.
For Emergency Nurse’s day a group of members got together and put together and delivered jack-o-lantern candy filled buckets to the 21 ED’s in San Diego, They were well received by the ED staff members. All appeared to enjoy our Annual Bonfire at the Kona Kai in November after the ” Emergency Care on the Bay” Conference. A special thanks to Mercy AirMethods for providing the generous appetizers they were enjoyed by all! Our annual 911 Conference will be Friday April 27 at the La Mesa Community Center. Registration information will be posted on the website soon. So “save the date”. Our Chapter 2018 Scholarship applications will be out soon, The scholarships will be awarded at the 911 Conference on April 27th. Meet our 2018 Chapter Board: Dianne L Idman-Gervais, RN-President Mary Meadows-Pitt,RN-Immediate past president Debra Duncan,RN-President Elect 2019 Cheryl Graydon,RN-Treasurer Linda Rosenberg,RN-Secretary Susan Smith,RN-Media Relations
Our annual 911 Educational Event was a great success. Excellent speakers, food, and vendors. A special thank you to Mercy Medical/Air Methods for providing the delicious lunch.We appreciate your consistent support of the Emergency Nurse’s Association. In March Kycentra sponsored a dinner/Educational event at Fleming’s steak house downtown. The presentation was extremely well presented and informative.
We have had increased attendance at our meetings by student nurses. Exciting to have them attend and we have shared the mission and benefits of membership and involvement in ENA. We hope to continue to see them in the future and get then engaged. A CEN review course will be presented at Palomar Medical Center May 20 and 21. Information for registration is on the California ENA website. Education Page
Thank you to the State BOD for supporting two of our Chapter Leaders to attend the Leadership Conference in Las Vegas in February. It was a excellent venue, and a great learning, networking opportunity. It is much appreciated. Our annual 911 Conference will be Friday April 28th at the Vista Civic Center. Information for registration is on the website. March 23rd there will be a Chapter Education meeting sponsored by Kcentra at Flemings in downtown San Diego. At our February Chapter meeting we had 8 student nurse’s attend. We explained what ENA is all about, its Mission and will hopefully get them engaged and involved. San Diego has 2 CEN Review course’s coming up in the next several months . Information is on the website: Education Page
Happy New Year! We are looking to have a busy year. The chapter has committed 2017 to work to recruit new members and increase participation in our chapter activities.
In December we had a vendor /education dinner at Lou and Mickey’s in downtown San Diego. It was an excellent presentation by Salveo on ” IV Fluid and Infection Management / Hazardous Drug Handling”. The dinner was awesome!
Several Chapter members staffed first aid stations for “Pedal the Cause” here in San Diego in November.
A special thank you to Mercy Air San Diego for their support of ENA and providing appetizers for the bonfire at the Kona Kai after the State education event in November. Greatly enjoyed and much appreciated. Our Annual 911 Conference will be Friday April 28 at the Vista Civic Center in Vista, CA. More details to follow on the website soon.
We are currently brain-storming ways to increase member participation and have several chapter events in the planning stages. We had a well attended Chapter meeting in conjunction with at fabulous dinner at Roys’, sponsored by Mallinckrodt. We hope to plan more sponsored Chapter events as one method to increase attendance. We are researching options for a December holiday event.
San Diego sent 8 delegate representatives to National General assembly in LA. Two chapter members went to a CSNA Conference and manned a vendor table and gave a presentation to the student nurse’s about “What is ENA”. Our chapter also sent representatives to the Southern California Emergency Care Conference in September to man a vendor table and spread about ENA activities.