Gift Collection at the Holiday Chapter Meeting

Just wanted to update you that in the Holiday Spirit we will be collecting items (unwrapped) at our Holiday Meeting for HomeSafe which operates group homes in Palm Beach County.  They house children who have been removed from their home due to abuse and trauma.  They have 48 children under their care, ages 9 to 17, including 8 girls and 40 boys.  Below is a list of suggested items that you can bring to the meeting to donate to this organization.  If you registered other people in your e-mail please share this with them too.

Board games – Monopoly, Yahtzee, Clue, Spot it, Jenga, Twister, Risk, Life, Chinese Checkers, Ker Plunk – all kinds of great ones out there!
Cards – regular playing cards and UNO
Dice games –  Left, Right, Center
Soccer Balls
A set of pool sticks  (one set needed)
Volleyball Set – net and ball   (one set needed)
Jump Ropes
Outdoor games/items that can be played outside
Remote control cars, planes, helicopters
Fishing poles
Fun pillows for the bed
Craft kits for girls  (bracelets, rubber loom to make bracelets, etc.)
Pokemon cards
MP3 players and IPods with ear buds for listening
See you all at the meeting,
Mike Zonak

Chapter Holiday Meeting

Come Dine, Learn and Network
with your ENA colleagues

This event is at the maximum number of registrations.  A wait list will be started for anyone else that registers now.  

Topic: DVT/PE and Trauma Patients
Sponsored by Eliquis
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – City Place, West Palm
December 5, 2018 at 7pm

Pre-Registration is Required, Seating is LIMITED
E-mail to Register

The Palm Beach County ENA values every person who participates in our meetings and educational opportunities. We understand that many participants would like to attend these events and experience first hand the value of ENA membership before becoming a national ENA member. With this understanding, we welcome non-members to attend one educational meeting free of charge but hope that person will become a national ENA member and be able to enjoy all of the benefits of active membership. If that person chooses not to become an active member, they may attend subsequent meetings with a $25.00 donation to the chapter per meeting (to assist with the cost of the meal and education).

President Welcome Letter

Hello fellow ED nurses!

I would like to take a moment of your time and introduce myself. My name is Debbie Ferraro and I am the Palm Beach County ENA President for 2018-2019. I have been a member of the ENA since its early years when it was known as EDNA! I practiced ED nursing for 31 years, most of that time was in a busy ED in Philadelphia. I’ve worked in the ED’s at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Martin Health System in the Treasure Coast after my move to Florida. I have been a CEN since 1981.

Our chapter is hoping to have more participation with our membership. Please feel free to reach out to me with any ideas, suggestions you may have that will help improve our Chapter. I have begun to visit our local ED’s at staff meetings to help encourage membership and participation. We will be holding our meetings at rotating locations to make it easier for members to attend.

Please come to our next meeting being held at Boca Regional ( Dawson Theatre) on 03/21/18 at 1900. Our presenter is speaking about venomous snake bites and Crofab. Come and meet your colleagues. Share stories, laughs, good food and a great venue for education as well.

Debbie Ferraro BSN, RN, CEN