A MESSAGE FROM THE ALABAMA ENA CHAPTER PRESIDENT NANCY SHELTON:
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
What a hectic holiday time it has been. Pneumonia and Flu have made their presence known and many of our ED's are again boarding in-house admissions. This is definitely a challenge so make plans to attend our first ALENA 2019 meeting February 1 at St Vincent's Chilton. Would love to have a large attendance,
this is the first time Chilton has hosted our meeting. I am excited about several new things happening for us this year:
1. ENA has a new logo design that will be available for us by the end of January.
2. Aimee Rothe, our web chair, has been hard at work upgrading our ALENA website and managing our social media.
3. Heather Swindle, our education chair, has been working very hard on our spring conference. She has encountered some difficulties with the location. We will get the information out as soon as things are resolved. If you were able to attend last year's conference in Auburn you know what a great job Heather and her team did. Our attendance was just shy of doubling from the year before. There were many dynamic speakers.
The MISSION ZERO Act would improve trauma care in the United States. On January 8, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass H.R. 269, which reauthorizes critical programs under the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act. It also includes MISSION ZERO, which will help improve trauma care around the country. The MISSION ZERO Act would create grant programs for military trauma teams and providers to practice in civilian trauma centers, where they can keep their skills sharp and transfer knowledge about innovative treatments and techniques that were mastered on the battlefield and could help save lives of civilian patients in the U.S.
Click below to contact your senators urging them to support immediate passage of H.R. 269. The Senate must act on the bill before the president can sign MISSION ZERO into law. This is one of the bills we shared with Senator Shelby, Senator Jones, and Congressman Palmer last May at the ENA Day on the Hill. We need this bill to pass in the Senate, thanks for helping. This is a great opportunity to make a difference .