A NURSE'S TAKE ON SYMPOSIUM BY THE SEA
An opportunity to share a learning experience with the clinicians of FCEP is rare and I found Symposium by the Sea enlightening. Each topic had practical applications for anyone in emergency care, nurses and prehospital providers included. There were a number of subjects which were new to me as an ER nurse of 30+ years including the efforts of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians to improve CMS's appreciation of reimbursement issues, as well as championing initiatives which offer hope in improving several of the primary challenges ERs face today, such as the limited availability of mental health resources. It was also interesting to hear numerous clinicians laud specific ENA objectives, particularly in the continuing discussion of nurses administering propofol. This was a wonderful collaborative experience and one which I hope I'll be sharing with more colleagues in 2015!
Florida Emergency Nurses Association’s Lisa Louis RN, CEN, CPEN
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