Past Events

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

AENA October 18, 2022 Member Meeting

This meeting was broadcasted via Facebook Live.  I would like to thank Mac Jones with Kurin for sponsoring this meeting.

 

Betty Nolan gave a Treasurer's report followed by a presentation from Mac Jones for Kurin's closed system blood culture - Kurin Lock.

 

After the presentation, the business meeting began.  Discussion was had regarding the Hot Topics conference that we had to cancel.  There was discussion and a date for next year was set - September 7, 2023.  Place is to be determined (either Dell Children's or Dell Seton).  More information and Save the Dates to go out shortly.

 

Elections were held and we have new members to welcome to the Board.  Next year's Board members are:

  • 2023 President - Candace Lee FNP, RN
  • President Elect - Theresa Price, BSN, RN, TCRN, CEN
  • Immediate Past President - Rhonda Manor Coombes BSN, RN, TCRN
  • Secretary - Debra Rodriguez  MSN, RN, CPEN
  • Treasurer - Betty Nolan MA, RN, CEN, FAEN
  • Director - Stacia Schupman Jacks BSN, RN
  • Director - Felix McCoy RN

 

At the end of the meeting, an ENA one year membership was won by Felix McCoy.  Instead of adding to his current membership, he decided to give it to a well deserving ED nurse at Dell Seton.  Congrats that that nurse!

 

AENA June 21, 2022 Member Meeting

First I would like to thank Theresa Price for hosting this meeting at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas at Austin

 

This meeting was also live on Facebook and we have 4 member viewing during the meeting.  The treasurer's report was given by Betty Nolan.  Following the treasurer's report, discussion/update was given regarding the upcoming Hot Topics in the ED conference.  While we are sad to hear the Deanna Gillespie will not be speaking, we still have 5 awesome speakers to provide a "mini" conference.  It was agreed upon that the price of the conference will be $40 for ENA members, $50 for non ENA members and $25 for students.  Rhonda will be working on getting the registration form onto the AENA website, along with a way for members/attendees to pay with either their PayPal account or credit card.

Ally Medical ER will be one of our vendor sponsors along with City Ambulance.  We are still awaiting conformation from Gilead, BTG and Teleflex.  We will be having a silent auction of some awesome items; one being a practice CEN test from BCEN.  Our own Sherri Gast will be donating a painting from an up and coming artist; and more to come.

With elections coming up during the October meeting, the members were informed that the following positions will be open:  President Elect, Secretary and Director (a 1yr and a 2yr).  Three members stepped up and put their names in the ring, but you will have to attend to see who they are :o).  Discussion was also had regarding the open positions and how to get more involved at the State and National level.  If you are considering running for one of the mentioned positions, please feel free to reach out to any of the current Board members.

Lauren Saurette was the winner of a 1yr ENA membership.  Remember...a membership is given away at each meeting.  We did have a couple of drawings for some swag:  Mean Alsmeyer won a City Ambulance water bottle and Eric DeLeon won an umbrella.  Thank you Betty for these items.

See everyone at the August meeting!!!!!

 

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!!!