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Just as emergency nurses are advocates for safety and patient care, ENA is an equally determined advocate on the legislative issues affecting emergency nurses. ENAs government relations team tracks federal and state legislation affecting emergency nurses across the country, develops and carries out grassroots lobbying efforts through the EN411 legislative action network, meets with federal legislators and agency officials, and educates emergency nurses and their state councils regarding effective advocacy strategy and practice.

As practicing and former emergency nurses you have the first-hand experience and expertise regarding the effects of healthcare laws and regulations on patient safety and care. This knowledge gives you a unique and important perspective on health care policy. At ENA Government Relations, we are here to help you use this power to make our country’s emergency rooms safer and their patient’s quality of care the best it can be.



The Institute for Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention (IQSIP) is a functional area within ENA that provides subject matter expertise and a concentrated focus on issues related to practice, quality, safety, injury prevention and wellness. The Institute may provide resources, develop programs, and lead projects that empower emergency nurses to integrate quality, safety, injury prevention, and wellness into their everyday practice and become leaders within their institutions and communities. Institute staff collaborate with local, regional and national organizations on topics and projects relevant to the specialty of emergency nursing. The Institute also provides oversight for the various awards that exemplify exceptional performance and innovative practices.The IQSIP has an Advisory Council which consists of experts with multidisciplinary experiences and expertise to discuss the strategies and initiatives that advance the continuing work of the Institute.



ENA developed the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course to establish a standardized body of pediatric emergency nursing knowledge and to improve the care of all pediatric patients.

Accurate assessment of a child with an acute illness or injury requires special knowledge and skills. ENPC gives nurses the tools to provide expert care for patients from birth to adolescence.

  • Pediatric ​Assessment Triangle
  • Early Intervention
  • Family Presence


ENA developed The Trauma Nursing Core Course to establish a standardized body of trauma nursing knowledge and to improve the care of all trauma patients.

TNCC, widely recognized as the premier course for hospitals and trauma centers worldwide, empowers nurses with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and hands-on training to provide expert care for trauma patients.

  • Rapid identification of life-threatening injuries
  • Comprehensive patient assessment
  • Enhanced intervention for better patient outcomes


Stacey Savage


Doreen Gilligan


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Nursing Practice

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Government Affairs

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Stacey Savage


Stacey Savage


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