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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018 at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Registration begins at 7 a.m.)


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Registration deadline:
BY MAIL: October 30, 2018
ONLINE: November 5, 2018

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Symposium Agenda

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

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

Lisa Lietzke, DENA President

Karla Nygren, ENA Board of Directors

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Opioid Addiction and Death Spiraling Out of Control

Cathy C. Fox, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, FAEN; Quality Nurse Consultant for the ED, Cath Lab and Cardiovascular service lines; Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA

Healthcare providers are keenly aware of the opioid crisis. Do you understand the craze about carfentanil? Learn about the facts and more importantly the options and strategies to treat this devastating addiction, both short and long term.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. It Takes a Village: Tag-Teaming the Toxic Twins & Inhalation Injury

Josie M. Robinson, RN, CEN; Trauma Clinical Leader, Chairperson; Christiana Emergency Department

Inhalation injuries can be challenging conditions to treat. Through case study, learn how a team based, cohesive approach can successfully recognize and manage severe inhalation injury including complications of cyanide and carbon monoxide poisoning treatment.

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

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Hospital-Based Violence Intervention & Prevention

Chaz Molins, MSW, LCSW; Violence Intervention & Prevention Coordinator; Christiana Care Health System

Do you understand how you can impact community violence reduction? Learn about the effects of adverse childhood experiences on adolescent and adult behavior and health.

11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Delaware's Medical Marijuana Program: What’s All the Buzz About?

Paul Hyland, MBA, MPA; Director, Office of Medical Marijuana; Delaware Department of Health & Social Services

The medical marijuana program of Delaware is in full swing, but are you aware of the limitations and qualifications for patient use? Learn the conditions, research and science behind the program supporting medical marijuana use.

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

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Acute Pelvic Trauma: Myths, Management and Current Treatment Guidelines

Kaci Rainey, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN; Hospital ED Staff Nurse; Christiana Care Health System

Your patient has pelvic trauma! Learn how to identify and manage serious injuries and complications related to pelvic trauma. Concepts including resuscitation, stabilization techniques and how to prevent missed injuries will also be presented. Case studies will provide opportunities to discuss current standards of care.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. What is ECMO?

Curtis Froehlich, MD; Critical Care ECMO Director; Nemours/Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children

What is ECMO, when is it needed? Learn clinical conditions and risks when ECMO is utilized, the modalities of application and advancement in this life saving technology.

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


2018 Conference Planning Committee Members

Pam Collins, RN

DENA Secretary

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

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

Lisa Lietzke, MSN, RN, CPEN, TCRN

DENA President

Ruth Morse, MSN, RN, NE-BC

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

Beverly VonGoerres, MSN, RN, CEN, CCRN, CTRN

DENA Treasurer

Special Thanks to Leann Bolin, Hope Brooks and Garry Collins for their assistance and support


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. 9, 2018. Discount code is GDENA2018. Hotel Reservation office: 1-800-711-5882.

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