Are you ready for Summer?

Are you ready for Summer?

The summer season has begun and over this past weekend remnants of the Fourth of July can be heard in the distance as I can hear the loud crackle of a firework. What I love about the summer season is the weekend barbeques, camping, days at the beach, and time with my granddaughter. But in the ED we may not look so favorably to this season for two reasons… Trauma season and “new resident season”.

This time of year can be the busiest season of the year and with the recent news reports throughout the nation… this trauma season may be one of the worse. Our world is changing before our eyes and it is far from the life that was lived in the 1776 when our nation was born…but we still turn to the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and the Bill of Rights to guide us, and remember their original intent.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men{and women} are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The Declaration of Independence 1776

In a “patriotic” sense, NYS ENA will be preparing their delegates to attend General Assembly that will take place during the national conference, Emergency 2015, in Orlando, Florida, September 28th to October 3rd. 2015 ENA General Assembly is an opportunity to have your voice heard not only to the association’s Board of Director but nationally to other ED nursing colleagues. This year the format has changed so that in-depth discussions with fellow ENA colleagues will occur regarding clinical practice issues that affect the emergency nursing profession. The hope is to ensure that ENA is being responsive to its members and maintains its focus for the future ENA vision, mission and strategic goals to meet the needs of both the membership and the profession. For a more in-depth look at Emergency 2015 schedule you can check out the June/July issue of ENA Connection or the ENA website at

As you pursue, “Life , Liberty, and your Happiness” this summer. Enjoy your summer, your vacation be safe and use your sunscreen… and if you have to work during trauma season and endure new residents… remember we were all new once…so stay positive, stay cool and remember a shift only lasts between 8-12 hours and after all you are ED nurses… ED super heroes you’ve got this. Thank you for being you…Sandi

PS. Next State quarterly meeting is in Suffern at the Crowne Plaza, August 1, 8am-4:30 all are welcome, see you then.