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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162876
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Success at the Local ENA Level: Western Chapter of Pennsylvania
Abstract:
Success at the Local ENA Level: Western Chapter of Pennsylvania
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2003
Author:McPherson, Kathleen, RN, BSN, CEN
P.I. Institution Name:Alle-Kiski Medical Center
Clinical Topic: Local ENA meetings can provide opportunities for networking, education, friendship, and fun. However, if meetings are not well planned, attendance at local meetings is sub-optimal. The Western Chapter of Pennsylvania has implemented several actions that have increased participation and resulted in successful outcomes. Implementation: As part of the implementation process: 1) Meeting dates are set one year in advance so members may plan their schedules accordingly; 2) industry sponsorship is assertively pursued for each dinner meeting; 3) CEN review education is provided (for fee) to area hospitals, helping nurses gain knowledge and confidence to pass the CEN exam, and publicizing the local chapter; 4) well-planned fundraising provides financial means to personally benefit individual members, the community, and ENA; 5) participation at all levels of ENA, and promotion of outstanding members, through nominations for awards/committees, is strongly encouraged.
Outcomes: 1) Monthly meetings average 60 attendees. This has progressively increased from 10 to 15, now averaging 60 to 70 per month; 2) Meetings are held at centrally located, well known restaurants. The business portion precedes an education lecture and is followed by dinner. Dinner is free for members due to industry sponsorship. To encourage non-members to join ENA, they are asked to donate ten dollars per meeting; 3) CEN Review courses have been well attended; 4) Through the profits of fundraising, the chapter makes donations to ENF, national ENA, and Pennsylvania State Council. Complimentary ENA memberships are granted to reward active participation (5 were given in 2002). Annually, two chapter representatives are reimbursed for attendance at the State Council meetings. Delegates to the General Assembly receive a stipend. The chapter president is provided complimentary registration to the Leadership Challenge. A community service or charity collection is highlighted at every meeting. Members have represented the chapter as participants of the Susan G. Komen Foundation "Race for the Cure." Donations have been forwarded to the community through several local charities (e.g., Habitat for Humanity) and other organizations designed to assist the homeless, economically challenged, and victims of domestic violence; and 5) Members have been published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing and have received awards at the state and national levels (e.g., workgroups). All of these accomplishments provide the chapter with important insight and tremendous enthusiasm. Recommendations: Through implementation of the successful strategies utilized by the Western Chapter of Pennsylvania, other chapters may enhance membership and participation. [Clinical Poster]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSuccess at the Local ENA Level: Western Chapter of Pennsylvaniaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162876-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Success at the Local ENA Level: Western Chapter of Pennsylvania</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McPherson, Kathleen, RN, BSN, CEN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Alle-Kiski Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kathleen@salsgiver.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: Local ENA meetings can provide opportunities for networking, education, friendship, and fun. However, if meetings are not well planned, attendance at local meetings is sub-optimal. The Western Chapter of Pennsylvania has implemented several actions that have increased participation and resulted in successful outcomes. Implementation: As part of the implementation process: 1) Meeting dates are set one year in advance so members may plan their schedules accordingly; 2) industry sponsorship is assertively pursued for each dinner meeting; 3) CEN review education is provided (for fee) to area hospitals, helping nurses gain knowledge and confidence to pass the CEN exam, and publicizing the local chapter; 4) well-planned fundraising provides financial means to personally benefit individual members, the community, and ENA; 5) participation at all levels of ENA, and promotion of outstanding members, through nominations for awards/committees, is strongly encouraged.<br/>Outcomes: 1) Monthly meetings average 60 attendees. This has progressively increased from 10 to 15, now averaging 60 to 70 per month; 2) Meetings are held at centrally located, well known restaurants. The business portion precedes an education lecture and is followed by dinner. Dinner is free for members due to industry sponsorship. To encourage non-members to join ENA, they are asked to donate ten dollars per meeting; 3) CEN Review courses have been well attended; 4) Through the profits of fundraising, the chapter makes donations to ENF, national ENA, and Pennsylvania State Council. Complimentary ENA memberships are granted to reward active participation (5 were given in 2002). Annually, two chapter representatives are reimbursed for attendance at the State Council meetings. Delegates to the General Assembly receive a stipend. The chapter president is provided complimentary registration to the Leadership Challenge. A community service or charity collection is highlighted at every meeting. Members have represented the chapter as participants of the Susan G. Komen Foundation &quot;Race for the Cure.&quot; Donations have been forwarded to the community through several local charities (e.g., Habitat for Humanity) and other organizations designed to assist the homeless, economically challenged, and victims of domestic violence; and 5) Members have been published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing and have received awards at the state and national levels (e.g., workgroups). All of these accomplishments provide the chapter with important insight and tremendous enthusiasm. Recommendations: Through implementation of the successful strategies utilized by the Western Chapter of Pennsylvania, other chapters may enhance membership and participation. [Clinical Poster]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:35:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:35:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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