Committees

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Awards and Honors

Officers

  • Chairperson: Christine Russe – Email
  • Chairperson Elect: Vanessa Lozada
  • Board Liason: Polly Johnson

Charges

  • Develop, submit for approval, and monitor an annual committee budget.
  • Develop and submit for approval a plan for committee activities.
  • Maintain a close liaison with Board Members.
  • Submit a written report of committee progress at the state council meetings. If present, submit an oral report on behalf of the committee at said meetings.

Quarterly Reports

Awards and Honor Forms

Resources

Bylaws and SOP (Standard Operating Procedures)

Officers

  • Chairperson:  Karima Durrazai – Email
  • Chairperson Elect: Yvonne Mosley
  • Board Liaison:  Melanie Aluotto

Charges

  • Develop, submit for approval, and monitor an annual committee budget.
  • Review current bylaws and standard operating procedures on a regular basis for compliance with National ENA requirements and TXENA current practice.
  • Present to the TXENA Board and TENA State Council suggested/required changes in bylaws and standard operating procedures.
  • Prepare bylaws and standard operating procedures as requested by the TXENA Board and or TENA State Council.
  • Present proposed bylaw changes to the TXENA membership sixty (60) days prior to the state council meeting.
  • Revise the TXENA Bylaws and Standard Operating Procedures to be in compliance with State Council Compliance Workgroup recommendations.
  • Design and institute an ongoing plan for reviewing and revising the TXENA standard operating procedures

Quarterly Reports

Documents

ENPC / Pediatrics

Officers

  • Chairperson: Justin Milici
  • Chairperson Elect: Vacant
  • Board Liaison: Jody Bauer

Charges

  • Develop, submit for approval and monitor an annual committee budget.
  • Develop and submit for approval a plan for committee activities.
  • Maintain a close liaison with Board Members.
  • Submit a written report of committee progress at the state council meetings. If present, submit an oral report on behalf of the committee at said meetings.
  • Serves as the State Pediatric committee liaison to the national association.
  • Maintains a master calendar, updated information on instructors, and all necessary information.
  • Develop a pediatric speaker’s bureau to assist chapters and pediatric emergency centers in providing pediatric topics.
  • Advocate for pediatric issues through the following venues:Develop resources and contact for pediatric disaster management
    • Participate in Texas EMS and Acute Care Foundation Pediatric Division
    • Encourage members to obtain Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse certification
    • Assist in the development of medication safety scenarios
  • Monitor ENPC provider courses as problems are identified
  • Increase participation by members in ENPC courses and the pediatric committee

Quarterly Reports

Resources

Free Standing ER

Officers

  • Chairperson: Chris Veal
  • Chairperson Elect: Vacant
  • Board Liaison: Dan DiDonato

Charges

  • Coming soon

Fundraising

Officers

  • Chairperson: Christine Russe & Mary Leblond
  • Chairperson Elect: Vacant
  • Board Liaison: Vacant

Charges

  • Coming soon

Quarterly Reports

Resources

General Assembly

Officers

  • Chairperson: Barry Hudson
  • Chairperson Elect: Christine Russe
  • Board Liaison: Marcia Fuller

Charges

  • Develop, submit for approval, and monitor an annual committee budget.
  • Compile delegate selection packets and distribute to chapter presidents via certified mail a minimum of four months prior to National General Assembly.
  • Receive completed delegate selection packets from chapter presidents and review according to the guidelines established in this procedure.
  • Prepare to present a list of potential National Assembly delegates to the Delegate Selection Committee at a meeting to be held no later than two months prior to the National General Assembly.

Quarterly Reports

Delegate Packet

Government Affairs

Officers

  • Chairperson: Cassie Campbell
  • Chair Elect: Vacant
  • Board Liaison: Melanie Aluotto

Charges

  • Develop, submit for approval, and monitor an annual committee budget.
  • Develop and submit for approval a plan for committee activities.
  • Maintain a close liaison with Board Members.
  • Submit a written report of committee progress at the state council meetings. If present, submit an oral report on behalf of the committee at said meetings.
  • Submit an annual written summary report of committee activity to the state council.
  • Call committee meetings as needed to complete identified tasks and activities.
  • Identify pending legislation potentially affecting emergency nursing, emergency health care, and emergency medical services at the state and national levels through the following mechanisms:
    • Written and verbal communication with the Texas Nurses Association.
    • Triage to appropriate committees the mailing from government agencies that promulgate regulations affecting emergency nursing, emergency health care, and emergency medical services.
    • Maintain liaison with ENA’s National Committee on Government Affairs.
  • Coordinate lobbying efforts for the organization. Assign members as appropriate.
  • Prepare legislative summaries for review at each meeting.
  • Notifying members of new pending legislation prior to committee meetings.
  • Train new committee members in the state and federal legislative processes.
  • Implement when needed the state telephone tree for dissemination of information.
  • Keep the president informed of legislative issues in a timely manner.
  • Disseminate government affairs information to local chapter members in a timely manner.
  • Obtain copies of pertinent pending legislation.
  • Actively lobby legislator or government agencies on TEXAS ENA positions on legislation and regulations.
  • Develops and implements local chapter telephone tree for critical information.
  • Attend the Nursing Legislative Agenda Coalition (NLAC)
  • Attend the Washington Governmental Affairs workshop.
  • Identify and foster leaders for Governmental Affairs
  • Develop a learning tool for new members to use in understanding the governmental affairs process

Quarterly Reports

Resources

Injury Prevention

Officers

  • Chairperson:  Jeff Carico – Email
  • Chairperson Elect: Deanne Gillespie
  • Board Liaison: Crissie Richardson

Charges

  • Develop, submit for approval, and monitor an annual committee budget.
  • Develop and submit for approval a plan for committee activities.
  • Maintain a close liaison with Board Members.
  • Submit a written report of committee progress at the state council meetings. If present, submit an oral report on behalf of the committee at said meetings.
  • Serves as the Injury Prevention committee liaison to the national association.
  • Maintains a master calendar, updated information on instructors, and all necessary information.
  • Provide all required reports to the National office in a timely manner.
  • Foster relationships with community groups to promote injury prevention education.
  • Investigate funding options to develop Public Service Announcements for injury prevention.
  • Facilitate local chapter reporting at least one injury prevention activity per quarter.
  • Provide one state sponsored injury prevention course to include both didactic and psychomotor components

Quarterly Reports

Resources

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Meeting Planning

Officers

  • Chairperson: Debra Rodriguez
  • Chairperson Elect:  Cindy Allison
  • Board Liaison: Dan DiDonato

Charges

  • Develop, submit for approval, and monitor an annual committee budget.
  • Develop and submit for approval a plan for committee activities.
  • Maintain a close liaison with Board Members.
  • Submit a written report of committee progress at the state council meetings. If present, submit an oral report on behalf of the committee at said meetings.

Quarterly Reports

Documents

Membership

Officers

  • Chairperson: Elaine Thomas
  • Chairperson Elect: Bre Ward
  • Board Liaison: Jody Bauer & Crissie Campbell

Charges

  • Develop, submit for approval, and monitor an annual committee budget.
  • Develop and submit for approval a plan for committee activities.
  • Maintain a close liaison with Board Members.
  • Submit a written report of committee progress at the state council meetings. If present, submit an oral report on behalf of the committee at said meetings.

Quarterly Reports

Resources

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Nursing Practice

Officers

  • Chairperson: Kelsea Bice
  • Chairperson Elect: Vacant
  • Board Liaison: Carol Twombly

Charges

  • Develop, submit for approval, and monitor an annual committee budget.
  • Develop and submit for approval a plan for committee activities.
  • Maintain a close liaison with Board Members.
  • Submit a written report of committee progress at the state council meetings. If present, submit an oral report on behalf of the committee at said meetings.
  • Monitor and address issues affecting professional emergency nursing practice and emergency nursing standards.
  • Develop a resolution pertinent to current practice for submission at the 2011 annual meeting.
  • Disseminate information to members and local chapters regarding professional emergency nursing issues.
  • Serve as a resource to nurses and groups regarding issues related to professional emergency nursing practice.
  • Collaborate with the professional education and resolutions committees to develop position statements and resolutions related to professional emergency nursing practice.

Quarterly Reports

Emergency Nursing Practice Resources

Professional Education

Officers

  • Chairperson: Kris Powell
  • Chairperson Elect: Vacant
  • Board Liaison: Carol Twombly

Charges

  • To develop and coordinate state council professional education activities
  • To provide at least one educational offering every two year
  • To coordinate with other state council committees and outside organizations the planning and implementation of education, prevention programs for health care professionals and the lay public
  • To collaborate with the planning and implementation of the education program at the Annual Assembly

Quarterly Reports

Documents

Resolutions

Officers

  • Chairperson: Barry Hudson
  • Chairperson Elect: Vacant
  • Board Liaison: Vacant

Charges

  • Coming soon

Scholarship

Officers

  • Chairperson: Polly Johnson – Email
  • Chairperson Elect: Vacant
  • Board Liaison: Vacant

Charges

  • Develop, submit for approval, and monitor an annual committee budget.
  • Develop and submit for approval a plan for committee activities.
  • Maintain a close liaison with Board Members.
  • Submit a written report of committee progress at the state council meetings. If present, submit an oral report on behalf of the committee at said meetings.

Quarterly Reports

Scholarship Information

Trauma

Officers

  • Chairperson:  Courtney Edwards – Email
  • Chairperson Elect: Vacant
  • Board Liaison: Polly Johnson

Charges

  • Develop, submit for approval, and monitor an annual committee budget.
  • Develop and submit for approval a plan for committee activities.
  • Maintain a close liaison with Board Member.
  • Submit a written report of committee progress at the state council meetings. If present, submit an oral report on behalf of the committee at said meetings.
  • Serves as the State Trauma committee liaison to the national association.
  • Maintains a master calendar, updated information on instructors, and all necessary information.

Quarterly Reports

Forms