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Chapter Report to State Council
The San Francisco Chapter is planning its Spring ED Nursing Conference. It will be held at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center – Carr Auditorium 1001 Potrero Avenue between 22nd & 23rd Streets SF – 94110 The conference offers 7 CEs and includes Breakfast and Lunch plus time to network with the vendors.
1. Fall Conference “EN19: A Preview of the National Conference”: 85 attendee’s, 5 new members, and a break-even profit/loss due to the high cost of bringing speakers from all over the country. The quality of the presentations was excellent, and did not demand a financial return. 2. Plans for Spring Conference: Likely to be held in APRIL.Working title: “Legal Concerns in Emergency Nursing Practice.” Will have speakers on the role of the charge nurse, documentation, legal process of a malpractice suit… 3. Judith Scott will be our Chapter rep for upcoming March, May and Aug State Meetings.
We are doing another freaking conference on Monday, September 23…yep, right before leaving for Austin. Both Cheryl and Sarah Wells are speaking at national and will be at our conference. It will be sponsored by SFENA and the East Bay chapters. We are asking all the nearby speakers to come to this event and “practice” their national EN19 lecture. We will subsidize their airfare and hotel costs if need be. We are also asking all our delegates to show up. We will be giving reimbursement money to our own delegates, as well. How about this for the theme: EN19-WEST: A Preview of this Year’s National Conference! This will be a great way for RNs who can’t afford time or money for the Austin conference to see some of the best presentations! . . . and to meet their local delegates and give them input.
San Francisco does have plans for another conference this year. We are also planning to have a Dinner/Education event sometime in near future. Stop the Bleed Day is May 23. (https://www.bleedingcontrol.org/), Mindy is an instructor and has the new video for training: Stop the Bleed is to be released May 31. It only takes 1.5 hr to do the training and she can train all of our interested members to be instructors too! She has been using Styrofoam to simulate packing wounds. The training kit is about $950 & essential for a large group. We had a very successful TraumaCon 4 in April and made a profit. Mindy plans to be a delegate this year and has already registered and booked her hotel for ENA in Austin. Her roommate is Agnes Faria, Kern County Chapter President. That’s working together with Cal ENA!
Happy New Year everyone! I am sorry that none of the SF ENA Board Members are able to attend the January State Council meeting.
We have decided add committee chairs to our chapter to increase SF ENA member engagement. We are excited to welcome Education Chair-Chad Baker, Membership Recruitment Chair-Ayra Dee and Meeting Planning Chair Rosyln Joseph. Cheryl, Manny, Mindy are in the same board positions along with Mark Wandro as our chapter representative. We do have plans for another conference for 2019. Please take the time out to read Anna Valdez’s article in this month’s JEN on Injury Prevention Strategies to Prevent Overdose… https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0099176718305890 So far, we have had over 845 hits on our SF Bay Area FB page since it’s 1st posting. last Saturday!! I’m excited to announce that Mindy Elayda is the National ENA IQSIP National Chairperson and excited for 2019! Hope to see some of you at SCLO Chicago SF Bay Area ENA Chapter
TraumaCon 3 was held at SFGH on September 8, 2018 and it was a great success, sold out. We were able to utilize new grad RNs as our TraumaCon volunteers at TraumaCon to help them get exposed to trauma education. Ayra Dee and Roslyn Joseph will be part of our new Membership Recruitment Committee. Chad Baker will be our Education Chair; he will establish chapter educational meetings and future webinars.
SF ENA has finalized a date for TRAMACON 3 for Monday September 10,2018 at Carr Auditorium at SF General Hospital. We are looking for enthusiastic speakers & offering free breakfast/lunch along with 7 CE hours. We are hoping to also have a Stop the Bleed course as well!
Here’s our news:
- Mindy will be representing us in New Orleans at the State and Chapter Leaders Orientation.
- We are planning a conference on March 2, 2018 at SFGH, called NEURO-CON. We are sending out call for speakers this week.
- We are planning some vendor dinners in the coming months, as our meetings.
- There will be a Fall conference, too. Perhaps PEDS or TRAUMA.
San Francisco had a successful Trauma Conference at SFGH in October. Our newest conference will be Neuro Con in the Spring. Details are will be forthcoming.
The Chapter is sending three delegates to EN17 in St. Louis: Judy Scott, Mindy Elayda and Mark Wandro. The delegates are getting stipends from the Chapter because we can afford it this year. Cheryl, our president, is on the National committee and will also be presenting at the conference. Our 2-day TRAUMA CON conference will be in San Francisco on October 5 & 6. On-line posting and registration will be available in the next week, by mid August. Watch your emails and the website.
May 12, 2017
Our “Trauma-CON” conference at San Francisco General on June 12 is SOLD-OUT! We offered a conference fee of only $1 for new members and we got 19 new members. We are planning our next conference in October at Stanford.
Cheryl has recovered from her surgery and is doing well. However, she plans to step down from her stint as our chapter president. We hope to have new officers for next year, soon, so we can continue to keep San Francisco a great chapter. We sent 3 delegates to the national ENA Assembly in LA in September. Plans for 2017 include our TRAUMA CON conference in April.