Vol 2, Issue 2
In This Issue
President's Message
Setting the Pace 2014
From the 2014 Conference Chair
Thank You to our Vendors
Speakers Are the Key to A Successful Conference
Renewal of Funding for Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care
Brand New: President's Blog
Setting the Pace 5K Run
2014 Save the Dates
Board Liaison Assignments
Raffle Items for State Meeting
2014 New York State Officers
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We are happy to present you with the New York State Emergency Nurses Association's latest electronic newsletter. It's packed full of information and many opportunities for our members.  As always, we welcome your comments, feedback and suggestions!




Elections are coming up rapidly, for both local and national ENA. Everyone should have received an email with a link to view the national candidate interviews and their hopes for ENA in the next year. This year there are many experienced director candidates, some first timers, many having held previous board positions. I urge you to review the interviews and vote when the time comes. There have been many national changes in the recent months, some due to unrest amongst the membership. Watch the videos; ask yourself "did they answer the question asked?" Is this person the best available for this position whether it be director, Pres-elect or secretary/treasurer? Do they have my interests at heart? Be a knowledgeable voter but above all VOTE!!


Look at your local chapter, find your active members and encourage them to run for a position on your board. Most chapters, depending on their term lengths, will be voting for a president-elect, a secretary and a treasurer. Become an active member of your chapter; there are many opportunities to participate whether as a board member, a committee chair or member or a representative or alternate to NYS Council's quarterly meetings. Let your voice be heard; participate and vote.


On a different note, I think spring may have actually happened this last week; at least the grass is greener and I received my first lawn treatment bill! That's usually a sign of spring for me, forget the robins and the daffodils popping up; when the little yellow lawn signs pop up, it's time to think about mowing and warmer weather. Hope you all had a happy, chocolaty Easter, see you in July. Don't forget to get your delegate applications in, the survey has been fixed.






Setting the Pace 2014 was held in Rochester. The educational sessions were exceptional including the posters presentation. There were nine posters displaying various research topics and evidence based practice. All the topics were very impressive. The posters were evaluated by Audrey Sealey, PhD, FNP, RN and Marylou Killian, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CEN.   Andrew Wong RN from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City was awarded best evidence based poster for his presentation of "Catheter Acquired Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Prevention.


Jessica Castner, PhD, RN received the research award for her presentation of "Health Research in a Virtual Emergency Department Triage".     

Ivy Budhai-Henry, RN, CEN


From the 2014 Conference Chair

 Pictured L-R: Joanne Fadale-past national president, Ellen Encapera-ENA Board of Directors and NYS National Liaison, Dr. David Kluge-retired Orthopedic surgeon, Sue Chalupa-Breese-NYSENA Conference Chair



Setting the Pace 2014 was AWESOME! April 10 and 11th, 2014 turned out to be bright sunny days in Rochester New York. Many Emergency Nurses attended the 2014 Setting the Pace NYSENA annual conference.


The beginnings of ENA were spoken about by Dr. David Kluge an orthopedic surgeon who sponsored the EDNA group of nurses. Joanne Fadale past National president and nurse who worked side by side with Anita Dorr in a Buffalo, NY emergency room. Ellen Encapera, ENA Board of Directors and NYS National Liaison. We heard factual stories about past, present and future of ENA.


Please check the NYSENA website for more...and pictures of the conference happenings!

I would like to give a huge THANKS to the chairs of the conference committee, this wonderful conference could not have been so seamless without their input.


Speaker Chair- Kathy Conboy

Vendor Chair- Wende Ryan

Registration Chair- Dan Dennis

Raffle Chair- Mickey Forness

Poster Chair- Ivy Budasi-Henry


Save the date for next year NYSENA Annual Conference in April

Again, please go to www.NYSENA.org website

See you next year in Saratoga Springs!

2014 NYSENA Conference Chair


Sue Chalupa-Breese



Thank You to our Vendors!  


NYS ENA would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our Vendors this year.  We received a lot of support from them this year, and we couldn't do the conference without them.  We would like to recognize:


Rochester General Hospital: Platinum Sponsor

BSN Medical

Carol Barraclough


Besins Critical Care


The Kessler Trauma Center


Teleflex/Arrow Vascular


Roberts Wesleyn College

GE Healthcare - POCT Ultrasound

Medical Staffing Network

InSight Telepsychiatry, LLC


Kathleen Fink, Simply Health

Mercy Flight


Chamberlain College of Nursing


St. John Fisher College



We had a huge turn out this year, and we hope to see you all return next year in Saratoga Springs.  Thank you for all of your support!!!


Speakers Are the Key to A Successful Conference

As I went from room to room to check on the speakers during Setting the Pace 2014, I was struck by how engaged the attendees were. It is a reflection of all the time and care our speakers devoted to their presentations. At the same time, in our pre sessions, the attendees were all on their feet, practicing defensive techniques or participating in a table top disaster scenario. It was fantastic to see all that energy!!   


When I reviewed our survey responses, I was so impressed with all the positive input. I cannot mention one without giving credit to everyone, so I am sending on my special thanks to ALL our speakers. You have helped us become better prepared to care for our patients! 


Kathy Conboy RN BS CEN, Speaker Coordinator


Our thanks from NYSENA to:


Meghan Aldrich Edie Brous

Connie Kraft

Jeffrey Burdett

Kristen Murphy

Robyn Chalupa

Peggy Ohnmacht
Ellen Encapera
Cathy Page

Joanne Fadale

Mark Philippy

Maria F Giganti

Audrey Dupree-Sealey
Marylou Killian

Sandi Tetler

David N. Kluge MD

Cody Uselton


Renewal of Funding for Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care

By Daria Waszak, MSN RN CEN

Traumatic, unintentional injury -- not cancer or heart disease -- is the leading cause of death for Americans aged 1-44. In fact, injuries kill a person every three minutes. In 2010, the three most common causes of fatalities from unintentional injuries were motor vehicle-related, poisonings or falls. With over 31 million Americans seeking treatment in emergency departments every year, receiving timely and effective medical care for these trauma patients can be vital.


Yet, access to prompt care can be a challenge where hospitals, providers, and coordinated EMS systems are lacking. The 2014 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Report Card, which rates emergency care in each state, shows the percent of population living within 60 minutes of a level I or II trauma center is 82.1% nationally, but only 17.9% in Arkansas (98.1% in NY). And, the wait for emergency care is unacceptable at 4.5 hours from ED arrival to ED discharge nationally (6.1 hours in NY).

Read the Full Article at www.NYSENA.org  



TNCC & ENPC INSTRUCTOR COURSES - July 25, 2014 (Friday)  



DATE:     July 25, 2014 (Friday)

TIME:      0730-1730

PLACE:   UHS Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY

FEE:       $350 member          $400 non-member









 SAVE THE DATE!!!      SETTING THE PACE 5K RUN       October 10th 2015 


Saturday OCTOBER 10th


2nd annual Setting the Pace 5K


Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY



Contact Dawn MacMullen enadawn@gmail.com
Or Tammy Ophardt 911rnsgt@gmail.com


July 25th & 26th - NYSENA Council Meeting - Delegate Orientation
                           Binghamton, NY
                           Doubletree Hotel


Oct 8th - 11th   - ENA Annual Meeting/Conference

                          Indianapolis, IN 

                          Indiana Convention Center

Oct 24th & 25th - NYSENA Council Meeting - Election of Officers        
                          Middletown, NY

State Council meetings are open to all members. 

For council meeting info, contact our President at: 585-775-9088

Board Liaison Assignments for 2014

Any questions you wish to ask the Board, these are your liaisons:


President - Virginia Hebda: Western, Nassau/Queens, Mark Twain


President-Elect - Sandi Tetler: Manhattan Bronx, Lower Hudson  


Immediate Past President - Kathy Conboy:  Chatt, Central


Treasurer - Mary Ellen Jennison:  all chapter treasurer liaison


Secretary - Dan Dennison: Adirondack, Mohawk, Central


Director at Large - Jacquie Glendinning: Mid Hudson, Suffolk


Director at Large - Ivy Budai-Henry: Genesee, Brooklyn




August 2014                 Genesee Valley                     Lower Hudson

October 2014                Manhattan/Bronx                   Mark Twain


2014 New York State Officers

President - Ginny Hebda, Genesee Valley President@nysena.org 


President Elect - Sandi Tetler Lower Hudson PresidentElect@nysena.org 


Secretary - Dan Dennison, Central Secretary@nysena.org 


Treasurer - Mary Ellen Jennison, Southern Tier Treasurer@nysena.org 


Immediate Past President - Kathleen Conboy, Southern Tier ImmediatePastPresident@nysena.org 


Director at Large - Ivy Budai-Henry Board1@nysena.org 


Director at Large - Jacquie Glendinning, Chatt Board2@nysena.org  




Please submit any suggestions or articles to: 

Dawn MacMullen at  enadawn@gmail.com 

Or NYSCENA.Newsletter@gmail.com

Thank you for spending your time with us!