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SA President's Message

“The SA branch committee consists of nurses from across the emergency care sector in SA. We represent emergency nurses of SA on a national and local level, addressing issues affecting emergency nurses. We also aim to hold a number of educational and networking events throughout the year.

In 2018 we are jointly hosting the Emergency SA conference, alongside Paramedics Australasia and the Australian College for Emergency Medicine. It will be held on the 3rd-4th August at the Adelaide Convention Centre. More details are available at​

As Your representatives, we would love to hear your ideas and feedback. Members are welcome to attend committee meetings and we welcome your involvement. We can be contacted via email at

Jack Fabian

SA Branch President

SA Branch Committee

Name Position
Jack Fabian President (expires Oct 2020)
Megan Wake Vice President (expires Oct 2017), Board Director
Vacant Treasurer
Vanessa Stalley-Gordon Secretary (expires Oct 2018)
Karen Hammad Committee Member (expires Oct 2018)
Deborah Lloyd Committee Member (expires Oct 2018)
Cathi Montague Committee Member (expires Oct 2018)
Sally Neumann Committee Member (expires Oct 2017)
Peter (Kevin) Shaughnessy Committee Member (expires Oct 2017)


Opportunities exist for members to represent CENA at a state and national level. There are a number of committees and opportunities to be involved in policy review. In previous years CENA SA has been influential in determining improvements to staffing levels within metropolitan emergency departments of SA.

  • Deb Henrys – CENA national representative for the ACEM patient safety project
  • Nathan Butler – CENA SA representative for the Australian Resuscitation Council

CENA SA Meeting Dates

Any CENA SA member is welcome to attend these meetings.

Dates to be advised

Last week to register for TNP Adelaide.  Great CBD location – September 16-17th

The course content has recently been reviewed and updated, and registration includes a copy of Emergency and Trauma Care 2e for Nurses and Paramedics, edited by Kate Curtis and Clair Ramsden (available as e-book or hard copy) [please note, an additional $10 postage charge applies for a hard copy]

The CENA Trauma Nursing Program (TNP) is an important initiative in trauma education for nurses in Australia. Australasian in context, this program provides instruction on the principles of trauma care, the opportunity to explore skills relevant to the trauma setting and seeks to develop the ability of Australian nurses to deliver trauma care in a variety of settings.

Read more about Emergency (initial resuscitation) Nursing


Seventy CENA members and their friends convened at a local pub for a quiz night on July 5th, 2017. Our quiz masters Tim and Dan did a fabulous job of coordinating the event and wrangling the competitive crowd.

It came down to the final round for the winners to be identified – a team from Calvary Wakefield ED. Congratulations! The evening was a great success and the CENA SA committee hope to run a similar event in 2018…

Winners Are Grinners 🙂 Calvary Wakefield ED