2018 ENA Today Highlights

  • ENA 2018 Closing Session: That’s a WrapAll good things must come to an end. Emergency Nursing 2018’s final day of educational offerings kicked off with the closing session, which featured popular critical care blogger Dr. Scott Weingart, who declared to the audience of emergency nurses, “You are the masters of resuscitation.” More
  • Ketamine: The New Wonder DrugEmergency nurses see a diverse population of patients requiring equally diverse treatments. But one dynamic drug seems to be a go-to treatment for more health care complaints than most. Developed in the 1960s as a derivative of PCP, Ketamine seems to be the new wonder drug, and for good reason. More
  • Dangerous Dares on Social Media Bring Challenges to the EDIn a session last week on global social media challenges that have spurred countless visits to the emergency department, UPMC St. Margaret Quality Manager Faith Colen encouraged participants to educate themselves about these often-self-imposed dares and the associated traumas that do and will likely continue to ensu More
  • Mock Traumas Strengthen Team, Save Lives“Trauma is the leading cause of death in the United States, and it is an impact that lasts a lifetime,” said Darleen Williams of Orlando. She said she believes trauma centers need to do everything they can to remain on top of their games, no matter what type of trauma comes through the emergency department doors. More
  • Chilling Facts About IPV, StrangulationWhen she reviewed the literature on strangulation, Maria Tackett said she had her biggest a-ha moment. She asked herself, “How many times have I missed this type of injury?” More