As emergency health care professionals, we have an obligation to educate the public on healthy and safe lifestyles. In the emergency departments of this country, much of the trauma that is seen is preventable. This fact causes a great deal of frustration for emergency healthcare professionals because it is often impossible to repair the broken bodies and shattered lives that result from trauma. The mission of Emergency Nurses CARE is to reduce preventable injuries and deaths by educating the public in order to raise awareness and promote healthy lifestyles. EN CARE Programs include: Alcohol Awareness, Bike and Helmet Safety, Child Passenger Safety, Domestic Violence Prevention, Fall Prevention, and Gun Safety. (Excerpts taken from Emergency Nurses CARE Fact Sheets 04/2002.)
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital's EN CARE Chapter has a variety of health and safety programs for children through seniors. The EN CARE staff is Registered Nurses and Paramedics ready to share information at:
- Your child's school
- Health Fairs
- Place of Employment
- Community Groups
We Believe in Prevention! If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to contact Dawn Moeller RN ED Clinical Manager at 847.842.4296.