IQSIP

National ENA strongly supports the Institute for Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention (IQSIP) which combines resources to address Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention. One of the focuses of the Institute is to expand Injury Prevention from primary prevention in the community to secondary prevention at the stretcher side. The goal is to have every nurse integrate prevention into their everyday practice with each patient and family encounter. This integration is key to ENA’s Safe Practice, Safe Care declaration.

Maryland ENA Council members, over 1000 strong, are committed to making injury prevention interventions that are evidence based available to every Emergency Department Nurse. The LINKS section of the Maryland ENA website has a list of state organizations involved in Injury Prevention and Safety issues.

For more information please contact the 2015 IQSIP Chair for Maryland:
Cynthia Wright Johnson MSN RN – EMSC Director at MIEMSS cwright@miemss.org

The following resources are available on the National ENA website:

IQSIP – Programs of ENA include:
The following resources are available on the ENA National IQSIP website.
Lantern Award
Practice
Quality
Safety which includes: Injury Prevention and Safety, Patient Safety, Wellness, Workplace Safety

Maryland Poison Center Updates: (email subscriptions can be requested on their home page)

  1. Tox Tips (monthly – mpcnewsletter-subscribe@lists.umaryland.edu) June/ July 2015 Issue focused on Insect Repellents
  2. Prevention Press (bimonthly – poisonprevpress-subscribe@lists.umaryland.edu) July/ August 2015 issue focused on Help for Families and Friends—Bystander Naloxone

 

Maryland State Highway Safety

  1. Maryland DOT/ MVA includes the Driver Wellness and Safety Division that is the home of the Medical Advisory Board (MAB). MAB is comprised of physicians from various medical specialties. The objective of the MAB is to assess medical fitness to drive of individuals who have medical conditions that can impact on their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. http://www.mva.maryland.gov/safety/older/mva-medical-advisory-board.htm
  2. Seasonal safety Messaging is posted quarterly- http://www.safercar.gov/summerdrivingtips

 

Safe Kids Baltimore – WINS the SKGlobal Pedestrian Safety Award for 2015:

Safe Kids Worldwide sponsored a video contest for middle school students across the country and Baltimore City Safe Kids won!  “Crossing the Street’ by Baltimore’s Patterson Park Public Charter School can be found on You Tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiXdYEeZC-s

 

Safe Kids Worldwide Message for August:

BACK TO SCHOOL: 5 THINGS EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW : Here is an alarming statistic: Every day 44 kids are hit by a car while walking in the United States. That’s 16,000 kids hurt every day. Clearly, something needs to be done, and Safe Kids and FedEx are teaming up to help keep kids safe on the road as they head back to school. www.safekids.org has links to social media and documents on Pedestrian Safety.

 

Update – National IQSIP Advisory Council:

Quality: Health Information Technology primers can be found at

https://www.ena.org/practice-research/Practice/Quality/Pages/HealthIT.aspxPractice

 

Safety & Wellness:

 

Injury Prevention: continues to have three focus areas

  • Medication Safety resources online
  • Opioid Education Toolkit is under development
  • Community Injury Prevention Toolkit (Marketplace $25 for members)

 

Practice: position statements are under review by committees and advisory councils that include ENA position statements, Joint statements, Supported statements and an archive of past position statements that have been retired by the ENA Board of Directors.

https://www.ena.org/about/position/Pages/Default.aspx

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