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College of Emergency Nursing Australasia

International Emergency Nurses Day

Wednesday 14th October is International Emergency Nurses Day.

The 13th International Conference for Emergency Nurses was held in Brisbane this month. At the conference a number of nurses and emergency departments were acknowledged for their exceptional contribution to emergency care.

Emergency Department of the Year: Dandenong Emergency Department, Victoria

Emergency Nurse of the Year: Sarah Cornish, Clinical Nurse Educator, Western Health, Victoria

Julie Finucane OAM Medal for Leadership in Emergency Nursing: Di Crellin, Nurse Practitioner, Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria.

The College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) would like to acknowledge the work of all emergency nurses who dedicate their professional lives to caring for people during times of emergent injury and illness.

Mr Shane Lenson, Executive Director of CENA said that “at hospitals throughout Australasia, nurses are involved in the emergency care of people. Additionally, emergency nurses assist in the care of people in many other contexts such as rural and remote environments. Emergency nurses are an integral part of the overall health service.”

Mr Lenson states “Emergency nursing is a unique and specialised area of clinical practice. The Australian emergency care population comprises people from all age groups, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Emergency nurses provide care of patients which ranges from minimal intervention to life saving, advanced life support.”

Further information:
Mr Jamie Ranse, Associate Executive Director, CENA, mob. 0434 281 914