Contact: Ed Pulido
Chapter Report to State Council
CI chapter sent 2 representatives to the Annual Conference in September. Chapter elections were held on October 29th with all new officers (posted to the ENA website). Five chapter members attended FEMA disaster training in Alabama back in October. Ideas were shared/discussed on increasing attendance, participation with chapter activities for 2019. Ed Pulido will continue to mentor all the new officers and will remain the State Council Board Liaison. We thank Kathy Vandusen and Linda Rosenberg for their help and support with the chapter.
2 members presented at high school career day in April; working with EMS provider for Hands Only CPR event in June; partnering with hospital to begin atop the bleed community outreach.
Disaster Preparedness Training for Nursing students- Feb at Ventura College Working with Ventura County EMS and local acute care hospia to offer stop the bleed training-May Looking forward to hosting State Council in our region in Santa Barbara.
Adopted a family of 7 for the holidays including toys, gift basket and food items. -Continuing our partnership with Ventura College nursing school mentoring student nurses. Presented to graduating students on readiness for practice during thier Dec 4 meeting. Mentoring includes resume review and mock interviews. We will continue this throughout the school year as a way to promote ED nursing. -In Dec our area was affected by the fires that devastated the Ventura/Santa Barbara areas. Over 1000 structures were lost including 1 acute psych hospital. Ojai Hospital activated the emergency plan and remained opened despite being surrounded by the firestorm. SB Cottage hospital was threatened with evacuation and was on emergency alert for several days. -The Ventura County Master the Disaster planned in Feb is open to Chapter members through their agencies, reservations are required. Chapter members should contact VC EMS for more information on registration. -Working on 2018 meeting calendar, to meet at least quarterly. Locations will be held central in the chapter, near Ventura/Oxnard. -Through ENA Foundation and SD State Council, i was awarded an academic scholarship that assisted me in completing my MSN this past Dec from the University of Arizona, College of Nursing.
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