Education Committee


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25th EMS for Children
Virtual Educational Forum
Thursday, November 3, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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2020 Education Committee Chair

Tobin Miller, DNP, MSN/Ed., RN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN

CE policy

Committee Report to State Council

March 2020

The Education Committee met with 11 members present. The new online tool for chapters and committees to request CEU was discussed and presented. This will make the process more streamlined for chapters and committees requesting CEU. Documents are able to be electronically uploaded within the request form. The state conference was discussed briefly, but will be the focus of the May meeting as that will be the appropriate timeline as that project is scheduled for November. Tobin reviewed the various platforms for webinars researched and obtained approval for budget use to obtain a Zoom membership. This will allow webinars to be hosted. A sign in sheet was given for any members of the education committee or state council who are interested in participating in the beta test of the webinar series to sign up. The goal is to produce live webinars throughout the year to provide education and CEU opportunities to our members.

Archived Reports
January 2020

The education committee met with 26 members present. Topics discussed included the education committee goals for the year, CEU process, CEU activities during state council meetings, state educational conference, and a roundtable discussion for any other business.

One goal for the year was to start to have webinars to offer continuing education to our members within the state. Another goal for the committee is to look at partnering with other organizations to help provide speakers for our education conference with the goal being to increase collaboration between organizations. Several members expressed interest in helping coordinate the education event which will be held at the Mission Inn in November in conjunction with the state council meeting. More information on all of the items discussed can be viewed in the meeting minutes.

Emergency Care By The Bay

Once again California ENA’s collaboration with the San Diego Medical Society resulted in a stellar conference. Hosting emergency nurses, residents, and tenured medical staff at the Emergency Care by The Bay conference, held at the scenic Kona Kai Resort on November 8, 2018. The full-day conference was highlighted by the comical case studies presented by ENA’s very own nationally recognized ENA member Terry Foster, RN, from “Untold Stories of the ER”. Terry kept the audience laughing as he told about hilarious patient events with a disclaimer of “you just can’t make this stuff up, ya’ll”. The presentation became more somber and gripping as Dr. Kevin Menes shared his memories and stories of the night he worked as attending MD at Sunrise Hospital when a shooter opened fire at the Las Vegas concert arena, critically wounding hundreds of people. He described the minute-by-minute action and reaction that he and his fellow staff members employed to rapidly triage and treat hundreds of mass casualty gunshot victims. Vendors partnered with the ENA to present a variety of new and innovative treatments to the nurse and physician attendees during breaks in the day. In addition to so many great educational topics, the delicious meals and a wonderful sunset bonfire, hosted by the San Diego Chapter of ENA and Mercy Air, made this conference a real pleasure to attend. Many conference attendees stayed at the resort to enjoy the facility, then attended the state chapter meeting held on Nov. 9.

2018 Speakers and topics

Read Dr. Lev’s description of the 2017 Emergency Care By the Bay conference: Article

January 2019
This meeting marked the transfer of the Chair position from Dianne Idman-Gervais to Michele Redlo. Most of the meeting was spent introducing ourselves to each other, then discussing the education policy revision, adding: “No later than 2 weeks prior to the event”, referring to the submission of education materials to the Education Chair for CE credits. Additionally, we discussed the possibility of hosting another conference later this year. We have the opportunity to team up with FEMA to help us deliver the educational content. Kathy VanDusen has been the point person in contact with FEMA representatives and will follow-up with more information. The highlights include the FEMA education and educators would be provided free to CAL ENA. Other considerations we need to review are locations, one day vs. 2 days, inclusion of vendors, and size (number of attendees to host). More to follow. An email group list will be created of everyone that in attendance at the meeting and cross-referenced with any names provided by Dianne Idman-Gervais so that an email conversation can occur. Lastly, Michele has created an email address and asked it be posted to the website: When submitting educational content for CE review, or any matters related to the education committee, Michele requests it be sent to this new email address.

November 2018
A very successful Educational event at the Kona Kai Nov 8th with 200 plus attendees. Great speakers and exhibitors and venue. Thanks to all that made it happen so smoothly. Plans for 2019 Educational Event TBD. BOD approved an addition to the State CE policy requiring at least a months notice with Flyer to the Education Committee Chair, followed by all CV,s, Objectives, Agenda, Powerpoints no later than 2 weeks before. It remains 30 days after the event to submit copies of the sign in sheet and summary of course evaluations.

August 2018
Emergency Care By the Bay in conjunction with San Diego Medical Society is November 8,2018 in San Diego at the Kona Kai. Registration information can be found on our website. Speakers include the amazing Terry Foster,RN,MSN, California’s own Matt Powers,MS,BSN,RN,MICP,CEN, Dr. Kevin Menes, and Dr. Eric McDonald. A complete list and topics coming soon. Accepting all donations for event opportunity drawings from Chapters, Committee’s and BOD. Please let the BOD know if you are interested in the Education Committee Chair position in 2019. Bring your friends to San Diego in November!

May 2018
The committee discussed the speaker line-up for November’s education event. Suggested that in addition to the physician from Las Vegas we include a nurse who was working the night of the mass shooting. Mindy Potter and Kathy VanDusen attended the Loma Linda presentation and have contact information on the physician/nurse team that presented, we will follow up on adding this portion of the presentation at the November conference. Brainstormed ways to advertise the November event in San Diego. The flyer is complete and will be up on the CaliforniaENA website shortly. Will look into creating half sheet to include in the National Conference Assembly material and placing our conference information on ENA’s website. We reviewed current vendor status for November. Ideas were provided and we will reach out to these additional vendors. If you have vendor suggestions please email Dianne Idman-Gervais so they can be added to our spreadsheet and we make sure to contact them.

March 2018
We are actively planning our second annual educational event in conjunction with The Doctor’s Group. It will be held Thursday November 8 at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego. Two amazing ENA speakers have already been confirmed. We are very honored to have Terry Foster,RN, MSN, FAEN, CCRN and Matt Powers,MS, BSN, RN, MICP, CEN presenting. Both are dynamic speakers. Additional details will be on soon. SAVE the DATE!!

Our historic first partnership with the San Diego Medical society in presenting “Emergency Care by the Bay 2017” was quite a success. Excellent attendance and amazing speakers. (Check out the article published in the December San Diego Physician magazine, page 8: or read it here:

Already working on speakers for the event in 2018. It will again be held at the Kona Kai resort in San Diego on Thursday November 8,2018. We will have plenty of space in 2018. Details to follow in upcoming months.

May 2017
Plans continue for our annual Educational event November 16, at the Kona Kai in San Diego. This year we are partnering with the San Diego Emergency Medical Oversight Committee. They will be providing some additional excellent speakers. More information to follow in regards to registration and associated events. Remember if you are using the California ENA CE form you must follow the CE Policy. Policy

March 2017
The date for the 2017 State Educational Event has been changed to Thursday November 16 at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego. We will be co-sponsoring with the San Diego Medical Society. It should be an exciting adventure with a variety of speakers and break out sessions. Planning is in the early stages more details to follow. Please review the SOP for the Use of California ENA CE number. The policy is on the website. Policy

January 2017
Cal ENA on the Bay II was another successful Educational Day. The speakers were very informative and dynamic. A very heartfelt thank you to all of them. Many kudos to all that helped put the event together, as well as working so hard the day of the event to make it all run so well. A special thanks to our amazing vendors and their great support. It was another beautiful San Diego day! Next year’s event has been confirmed at the Kona Kai as well. Save the Date – November 9,2017, followed by the State Council meeting on the 10th.

The Committee is working in conjunction with many Cal ENA members who are planning an incredible “Disaster Drill/Educational Event” May 11,2017 at Universal Studio. More details in the near future. That event will be followed by the State Council meeting on May 12th.

Meeting Minutes

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