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TAS President's Message

“The Tasmanian branch of CENA welcomes member feedback and provides quality education and networking opportunities for local members.

The Tasmanian branch believes in addressing the challenges that ED nurses face, with simple and innovative strategies to reinforce optimal Emergency care for our Tasmanian community.

We are a passionate and committed team, in the pursuit of reaching our national and local goals.

If you would like to join us or know more please click here tas@cena.org.au

Michael Browne | President TAS Branch

Tasmanian Branch Committee

Name Position
Michael Browne President (expires Oct 2017), Board Director
Maria Unwin Vice President (expires Oct 2017), Board Director
Amy Glynn Secretary (expires Oct 2018)
Charity Knowles Treasurer (expires Oct 2018)
Trish Allen Committee Member (expires Oct 2018)
Tony Bradley Committee Member (expires Oct 2018)
Gill Course Committee Member (expires Oct 2017)
Mel Rose Committee Member (expires Oct 2018)
Carol Scott Committee Member (expires Oct 2017)
Alex Pryce Committee Member (expires Oct 2017)
Allison West Committee Member (expires Oct 2017)
Matt Wooler Committee Member (expires Oct 2018)

Education and Other Events

Elanie Killeen Scholarship

An opportunity to receive $500 towards your professional development in 2017/8

The Victorian Branch has established the Elaine Killeen Education Scholarship to support a Victorian or Tasmanian CENA member currently practicing in an emergency department to attend an education event. The value of the scholarship is $500 and the recipient will receive up to this sum to go towards paying the costs associated with an education activity. This award has been established in acknowledgment of the significant contribution made to CENA by Elaine Killeen a dedicated emergency nurse and member of the Victorian Branch who passed away suddenly in 2011. Elaine was specifically committed to education and was responsible for education in Victoria for several years. To make this award possible, the Victorian Branch have undertaken to run an extra fundraising event each year to sponsor this award.

For further information about the Elaine Killeen Scholarship click here.

Applicants must complete the application form and submit this to national@cena.org.au

Resuscitation in Emergency Departments (RIED) 2017

RIED 2017 is a one day high-fidelity simulation workshop, aimed at entry level resuscitation area Emergency Department staff. Enrolment is open to RMOs and RNs working in Tasmanian Emergency Departments. The program will center on small multidisciplinary team resuscitation scenarios in a supportive learning environment. The focus will be on workforce development in the areas of resuscitation knowledge, communication and team work training, identification and prioritisation of care and equipment, procedures and intervention familiarisation. Pre-learning material will be made available to support development of resuscitation care prior to the event. REID 2017 is fully catered.

Where

High fidelity labs, University of Tasmania, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Newnham Campus, Launceston

When

10 November 2017

Cost

$185 CENA Members | $220 Non-members
(places available for RNs & RMOs)

Places are strictly limited so register now.  

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Expression of Interest (EOI)

Faculty for Resuscitation in Emergency Departments (RIED) 2017

The College of Emergency Nurses Australasia (CENA), Tasmania Branch, is seeking expressions of interest from senior Emergency Department Registered Nurses and Doctors, to join the RIED 2017 Faculty team.

RIED 2017 is a one-day high-fidelity simulation workshop, aimed at entry level resuscitation area Emergency Department staff. The program will center on small multidisciplinary team resuscitation scenarios, with a focus on workforce development in the areas of resuscitation knowledge, communication and team work training, identification and prioritisation of care, and equipment, procedures and intervention familiarisation.

WHEN: 10th November, 2017. 0800-1700

Where: University of Tasmania, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Newnham Campus, Launceston.

Faculty will be responsible for:

  • Curriculum planning
  • Scenario design
  • Sourcing pre-learning reference material
  • Participant simulation orientation and familiarisation
  • Facilitating working groups at RIED 2017
  • Providing feedback to participants through open communication


Essential criteria:

  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Demonstrated experience in healthcare education
  • Holds current Advanced Life Support Certificate
  • Significant experience and credentials in resuscitation


Desirable experience:

  • Previous experience in facilitating simulation training
  • Relevant post graduate qualifications in specialty area

Remuneration will be provided for successful applicants.

Please submit your EOI, together with a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and a brief 1-2 page letter outlining how you meet the above criteria to national@cena.org.au. Please submit by the 14th August 2017.

For further enquiries, please contact Alex Pryce on alex.pryce@ths.tas.gov.au