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