CENA WA
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WA President's Message

“Welcome to the CENA WA webpage. On behalf of our membership, we are committed to working at both a State and National level on issues related to emergency care.

We are keen to hear from our membership. If you would like to become more involved in committee work or if you have an issue/concern in which you would like us to become involved, please contact us at: wa@cena.org.au

Sarah-Louise Moyes | President WA Branch

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Meet Your WA Committee

Sarah Louise Moyes

President (expires Oct 2020), Board Director
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Robert Amm

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Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)

My name is Robert Amm and I live in the Wheatbelt, specifically Merredin, where I work as the Emergency Nurse Practitioner. I’m in my 3rd year as an ENP, and have been nursing for 16 years. I have a beautiful wife [who puts up with me heaps] and we have 4 kids, Xavier aged 7, Harrison aged 5, and the twins Evelyn and Theodore who were born late 2018.

Issues facing rural and remote EDs are different to tertiary EDs, with the most obvious being lack of resources over your shoulder. As such, you can’t help but broaden your professional scope of practice no matter what level you are practicing at. Managing emergency presentations in a remote part of WA has been a massive learning curve for me, but loving it all the same.

As a member of CENA WA I hope to raise the profile of rural and remote EDs, often forgotten by organisations. For WA, rural EDs see approximately 40% of all ED presentations throughout the state, so supporting country practice is important.

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Wayne Foster

Committee Member (expires Oct 2020)
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Chantel Watkins

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Vice President (expires Oct 2020)

After 14 years in the Health and Fitness industry I altered my career pathway and ventured into nursing. I gained valuable experience from working in General Medical, Major Trauma and Burns in tertiary hospitals in WA and I now work in the Paediatric and Adult Emergency Department at Fiona Stanley Hospital. I became a member of CENA once I realised emergency was going to be my main focus in nursing and then decided to join the WA Branch Committee in 2017 where I am now currently WA Vice President and a CENA National Board Director.

I have completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing and encourage and support my colleagues to broaden their knowledge and consolidate their clinical skills through further education. I still have a strong passion for the management of burns so I maintain my clinical skills, educate my colleagues and stay up to date with the latest research.  As we know, emergency nursing can be physically, mentally and emotionally challenging therefore I am passionate about encouraging a supportive and positive environment for all emergency nurses.

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Carrie Janerka

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Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)

Carrie is a Lecturer at Curtin University for the Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing, and a Clinical Nurse at Fiona Stanley Hospital ED. She has over 15 years experience in emergency nursing, in tertiary, rural and remote settings, and specialises in emergency nursing education. Carrie has completed a Master of Clinical Nursing (Emergency) and is involved in emergency nursing research. She instructs on a trauma course and has been a CENA WA Committee member since 2008.

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Nicky Moorfield

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My name is Nicky and emergency nursing has been my passion since wrangling an afternoon in the ED whilst on placement in my final year of university.  I started my nursing career in Victoria completing my graduate year at St Vincent’s Public Hospital, then worked in neurosurgery and rehabilitation for a short time. Nursing then took me to Hervey Bay Hospital where I got my first real taste of emergency nursing. I then worked as an agency nurse in various regional and rural emergency departments with a short stint in a remote community in the Cape. From there, nursing brought me to WA working first at Fremantle Hospital ED, and when it closed I moved on to the ED at Fiona Stanley Hospital and at the nursing post on Rottnest Island. I have completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing and am currently an Acting Clinical Nurse.

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Sarah De Gaye

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Secretary | Treasurer (expires Oct 2021)

My name is Sarah and I have been working as an emergency nurse for over six years. I am currently an acting clinical nurse at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Emergency Department and have been a member of the WA CENA committee since 2018. I have completed my post graduate certificate in emergency nursing at Curtin University and am interested in disaster preparedness & response & falls risk prevention in the ED.

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Abi McAliece

Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)
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Simon Elliot

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Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)

I have been an Emergency Nurse for 10 years, with 7 years experience at Royal Perth Hospital’s Emergency Department. After my graduate program I joined the ED at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in 2008 and worked there for 12 months. I then travelled with my (now) wife to London and worked as an Agency Nurse, both in emergency departments and in the community. On returning to Australia, I obtained a position at Royal Perth Hospital. I really enjoy Royal Perth’s emergency department not just for the exposure to trauma and critically ill patients but also for the enjoyable culture the staff provide. I completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing in 2016, have since enjoyed acting as a Staff Development Nurse, and found education to be one of my passions. I am now a Clinical Nurse and have chosen to be on the CENA WA committee to promote emergency nursing in WA and also to increase education and collaboration between emergency nurses.

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Sallyanne Tingey

Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)

Education and Other Events

The WA Branch of CENA is committed to promoting the educational pursuits of WA emergency nurses. As those of us who work in this vast state will attest, this is not an easy task to overcome with ED nurses working far and wide from tertiary ED’s in the metro area and in towns as far south east as Esperance and North as Kununurra and over 3000km in between. If you believe that CENA can assist you to achieve your educational goals please contact us.

Trauma Education Evening - Royal Perth 2019

Our recent WA Trauma Education Evening was a HUGE success.  Thank you to everybody who came along and for those people who went on the waiting list to attend – keep an eye out next year.

Becoming a Member of CENA

Top Reasons to Join

  • Subscriptions to Australia’s only emergency nursing journal, the internationally recognised Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal. (Applicable to full members only. Associate members are entitled to a reduced subscription rate available on request)
  • Access and discounts to educational activities and conferences promoted by CENA and other participating organisations
  • Representation at local, state, national and international levels
  • Entitlement to membership on various sub-committees and working parties that influence policy and decision-making in emergency health care
  • Access, on application, to grant applications and research funding
  •  Discounted membership to The College of Nursing

Previous Events

CENA TNP - Royal Perth 2016

Women’s Health Clinical Development Seminar