Past Events

Note:  Meeting minutes are available upon request - austinena1@gmail.com

AENA April 19, 2022 Member Meeting

This meeting had 13 attendees and ALL were ENA members!!!  Allison Hercules with Magnolia Medical Technologies hosted the meeting at Dell Children's Medical Center.  A quick presentation was made by Allison after our business meeting.

During the business meeting, the treasurer's report was given.  Then we discussed the upcoming Hot Topics in the ED conference on August 26, 2022 at Dell Children's.  So far we have three (3) speakers:  Deanna Gillespie (snakebites or street drugs), Dr. Mark Munns (Palliative care in the ED) and Dr. Erin Munns (Pediatric Potpourri).  Debra Rodriguez will be applying for the CEs and must have all speakers bios and objectives by May 5th.  Stacia suggested that David McQueen could do a talk on asthma.  Some other topics that were brought up were Human Trafficking (1hr vs 2hr), defensive documentation and disaster/infectious disease.  A few members were tasked with securing speakers.  The price of the conference will be $50.

Below are a reminder of the suggested conference topics from our February meeting.

  • Gunshot wounds
  • Acute psychiatric emergencies
  • Emerging wound techniques
  • Detox - Long term recovery.
  • Benefits of child life specialists
  • Splinting techniques
  • ER Post Covid - Redefining the ED
  • Nursing and mental health
  • Workplace violence
  • Human trafficking
  • Rashes

If you would like to suggest a topic or a speaker, please email the Board at austinena1@gmail.com.

Vendors are still needed for the conference.  Vendors can either sponsor breakfast, snacks and/or lunch.  They can also purchase a table for $250.

Lisa Earp was the winner of an ENA membership but graciously donated it to be given to a non member.  Debra Rodriguez will provide the name of a non member so that we may award them the one year ENA membership  Remember...a membership is given away at each meeting.

See everyone at the June meeting!!!!!

 

AENA February 16, 2022 Member Meeting

This meeting was attended by 26 member and non members.  Austin Emergency Center graciously hosted this meeting at Z'Tejas.  The meeting started with the usual meet and greet.  Then AEC gave a few words and then the work began.  After introductions of the 2022 AENA officers, the planning of our Hot Topics in the ED began.  Yes...it's coming back.  I was amazed at the amount of topics and possible locations for this event.  August 26, 2022 is the date that was agreed upon - location to be determined so stay tuned.

Some of the topics that were mentioned were:

  • Snakebites
  • New street drugs and treatments
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Acute psychiatric emergencies
  • Emerging wound techniques
  • Detox - Long term recovery
  • Benefits of child life specialists
  • Palliative care in the ED
  • Splinting techniques
  • ER Post Covid - Redefining the ED
  • Nursing and mental health
  • Workplace violence
  • Human trafficking
  • Rashes

Just to name a few.  If you would like to suggest a topic or a speaker, please email the Board at austinena1@gmail.com.

And we have two new members!!!  Kelly Hudson from Dell Children's and Jennifer Frederick from Baylor Scott & White Lakeway both received a free one year membership to ENA. Remember...a membership is given away at each meeting.

This is going to be an awesome year!!!