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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019 at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

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Registration deadline:
BY MAIL: October 27, 2019
ONLINE: November 3, 2019

$95 EARLYBIRD rate (RNs, Medics, EMTs). Must register online or postmarked no later than Sept 25, 2019
After Sept 25, 2019 registration fees will be $105 Nurses (ENA Members), Medics, and EMTs or $115 Nurses (non-ENA members)

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Symposium 2019

Symposium Agenda

7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast


7:45 - 8:00 a.m. Welcome

Lisa Lietzke, DENA President

Michael Hastings, ENA Board of Directors & 2020 ENA President-Elect


8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Master the Disaster

Joyce Foresman-Capuzzi, MSN, APRN, CCNS, CEN, CPEN, CTRN, TCRN, CPN, CCRN, AFN-BC, SANE-A, EMT-P, FAEN; Clinical Nurse Educator; Lankenau Medical Center

A MCI can involve our littlest patients and YOU need to be your best on one of the worst days. Know what sets JumpSTART apart from START triage. Learn what Space, Stuff, Staff and Skills are needed to provide excellent pediatric care.


9:00 - 10:00 a.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER

No Time To Care: Improving the Patient Experience in 60 Seconds or Less

Charles Kunkle, RN, MSN, CEN, BC-NA; CEO-Caregiver Engagement Officer, No Time To Care

Challenged to meet overwhelming expectations and regulations? Feeling overworked and have no time to provide the patient centered care you really want to give? Learn how to provide compassionate care WITHOUT adding anything more to your already busy day!


10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break and Vendor Expo


10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Substance Use Disorder and the Family

Catherine McKay, MC, ICAADC, LAMFT, LCDP; CEO, Connections Community Support Programs, Inc.

Substance Use Disorder has devastating effects on the patient and their family. Learn how anatomical, genetic and psychosocial impacts effect SUD and what current medical treatment options are available.


11:30 - 12:30 p.m. When the Bite is Worse than the Bark: Surgical Care of Dog Bite Wounds

Ines Lin, MD, MSEd; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Dog bites are traumatic and can be horrifically damaging. What should you do to improve patient outcomes? Through case scenarios, go beyond the basics and review the principles of the reconstructive ladder for management of complex wounds.


12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Vendor Expo


1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 30 Things That Will Kill You Quick!

Mark A. Merlin, D.O. FACEP; CEO, MD1 Chair, NJ EMS Council

Learn how to identify signs and symptoms of several disease processes that will lead to rapid deterioration and death. This fast paced lecture will help prioritize your care to prevent fatal outcomes!


2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Acute/Emergent Care: Caring for Patients with Wounds in the Wilderness

Linda Laskowski-Jones, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CEN, NEA-BC, FAWM, FAAN; Editor-in-Chief, Nursing 2019 Journal

This presentation will provide an overview of wound care priorities pertinent to an austere or wilderness environment. Learn techniques to treat wounds and describe management considerations in a wilderness setting when definitive care will be delayed.


3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Evaluations


2019 Conference Planning Committee Members

Pam Collins, RN

Susan Ebaugh, MSN, APRN, ACNS- BC, CEN

DENA Secretary

Amanda Fisher, BS, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CEN

DENA Treasurer

Michelle Garro, BSN, RN, CEN

Lisa Lietzke, MSN, RN, CPEN, TCRN

DENA President

Amie Porcelli, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN

DENA President-Elect

Kara Streets, BSN, MS, RN, CEN, NE-BC


ENA Delaware State Council

Program Purpose - To provide current information and evidence-based clinical updates to healthcare providers caring for patients in an emergency setting.

Continuing Education - This activity has been submitted to the Emergency Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Special Needs - In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, DENA will accommodate individual needs upon request. For assistance, please contact the planning committee via email at conference@de-ena.org by October 30, 2018.

Hotel Accommodations - A limited number of rooms at Dover Downs will be available at a discounted rate until Oct. 8, 2019. Discount code is GDENA19. Hotel Reservation office: 1-800-711-5882.

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