Purpose & Intended Audience
The Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course was developed by the Emergency Nurses Association. It is designed to provide core-level trauma knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the delivery of professional nursing care to the trauma patient. The content is presented through interactive online modules, instructor-led classroom activities, and hands-on skill stations with electronic testing at the completion of the course. This course is intended for licensed registered nurses who provide emergency care to pediatric patients.
ENPC is a two day course
At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to:
Describe the characteristics of life-threatening illness and injury in pediatric patients.
Identify the various roles of the emergency nurse when caring for pediatric patients.
Describe a focused triage assessment and history for the pediatric patient.
Identify the anatomic and physiologic characteristics that may affect responses to illness and injury in pediatric patients.
Identify the most frequent causes of illness or injury in pediatric patients.
Describe the components of focused assessment for pediatric patients with illness or injury.
Plan the specific interventions needed to manage the pediatric patient with illness or injury.
Evaluate the effectiveness of nursing interventions related to patient outcomes.
Identify safety, injury prevention, and health promotion strategies related to the pediatric patient.
Identify misconceptions regarding the assessment and treatment of pain in pediatric patients in the emergency department.
Continuing Education Credits
ENPC is a two day course. This program has been approved for 18.33 Contact Hours from the Emergency Nurses Association. The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the ANCC. No partial credit will be given.
Pre-Course Modules: 4.83 contact hours
**You will not be admitted to the course if Online Modules are not completed**
Day 1: 7.5 contact hours
Day 2: 4 contact hours
Online Exam: 2 contact hours
The Emergency Nurses Association will issue a four-year provider verification card to those registered nurses who achieve 80% or higher on the multiple-choice exam and 70% or higher on the skill station evaluation.
This course is endorsed by the Emergency Nurses Association with faculty comprised of ENPC instructors from Blank Children's Hospital.
Day 1: Class meets from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Day 2: Class meets from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Blank Children's Hospital
1200 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50309