Emergency Nurses CARE
ENA’s Injury Prevention Institute
Mission: The Mission of the Emergency Nurses CARE is to reduce preventable injuries and deaths by educating the public in order to raise awareness and promote healthy lifestyles.
Philosophy: As emergency health care professionals, we have an obligation to educate the public on health and safe lifestyles.
Iowa ENA Injury Prevention News
Injury Prevention Resources from ENA:
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Iowa ENA Injury Prevention
Committee members: Julie Hensley, Iowa ENA EIC, Rachel Creamer, Moira Pyle, Kara Greenlee, Angela Mortoza, Pam Boat, Jan Chapman, Marcia Hyke, and Sarah Town(newest member-Welcome!).
ENA Injury Prevention Institute/ EN CARE Provider Training Update:
On April 29, 2008, twenty-one participants took the new Injury Prevention Provider Course offered at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines. Tiffiny Strever, Iowa ENA Board Liaison, Sharon Munns, Minnesota ENA EIC, and Julie Hensley, Iowa ENA EIC were the instructors. Three groups shared injury prevention information for the participants including: Iowa Safe Kids, Poison Control, and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau. Chad Thomas, Iowa THINK First also sent information to hand out.
Pictured (L to R): Julie Hensley, Tiffiny Strever,
Jeri Babb, and Sharon Munns.
L-R: Kristel Wetjen, Julie Hensley, Sandy Wynja, Diane Thenhaus, Kara Greenlee.
September 15, 2009, Iowa ENA members attending the annual "Keeping Kids Safe" Conference in Des Moines at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. The Keynote speaker this year was Pierre Des'y, Director of ENA Injury Prevention Institute. He did a wonderful job telling the story of ENA and Injury Prevention especially with how it all got started and how it has evolved into an active member in many collaborative efforts. With members joining others to develop injury prevention programs to present in community settings as well as taking advantage of "teachable moments" in Emergency Departments.
Thanks Pierre for coming to Iowa and doing a super job!
If anyone has any pictures from any injury prevention programs you are doing please send them to me so they can be put on the web.
Please contact me for any information about ENA Injury Prevention Programs:
Julie Hensley, Iowa ENA EIC
L-R. Lisa Roth (Instructor), Michele Alpen(UIHC, Iowa City), Sue Houselog (Mercy, Dubuque), Julie Hensley (Great River Medical Center, W. Burlington), Katrina Altenhofen (Instructor)
Three ENA members pictured in the middle completed their annual CPS Technician Update-Refresher in Davenport, Iowa.
Injury Prevention Programs
This program is designed to prepare healthcare providers to educate the public about alcohol and highway safety issues in order to raise awareness and promote healthy lifestyles.
Jeri Babb (Instructor), taught 13 participants in West Burlington, Iowa.
Back row L-R: Bobbi Ahlen, Linda Cockrell, Julie Werner, Jeri Babb, Sue Klein, Ann Torgler, Melisa Mc Connell, Karlee Webster, Heather Carter;
Front Row L-R: Julie Hensley, Florence Hensley, Erica Michaud, Susan Campbell.(Vicky Oge, not pictured)
The following items have been purchased by Iowa EN CARE and are available to be checked out on loan at no cost (except shipping expenses).
Information is presented to the public in a variety of ways: by providing exhibit booths at health fairs at schools and in the community, serving on community/government injury prevention task forces, working with government agencies, other advocacy groups, and presenting programs to audiences ranging from preschool to mature adults. All programs are presented free of charge.
Jan Chapman RN
demonstrating Jello"brain" and
importance of wearing bicycle helmet
Report your Injury Prevention Activities Online
Have you been doing any injury prevention activities over the past three months?
Please submit online or send the details back to Julie Hensley, Injury Prevention Chair.
Information to include:
See the link below to access the online submission area.
Thanks for all you have been doing or plan to do in the future. Let me know if you need any help preparing for a program.
Julie Hensley, RN BSN CEN EMT-PS
Iowa ENA Injury Prevention Chair
WHY REPORT INJURY PREVENTION ACTIVITIES?
EIC's will continue to receive a report of all injury prevention activities reported within their state at the end of each quarter. Reporting deadlines will still remain as follows:
HOW TO REPORT YOUR INJURY PREVENTION ACTIVITIES?
The online reporting can be accessed on the ENA Web site http://www.ena.org/ by clicking on "Online Reporting" or by going directly to the following link: http://www.ena.org/members/reports/index.asp.
If you have any questions about the new online reporting system, please contact the ENA Injury Prevention Institute/EN CARE at 847/460-4112.